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Masaaki Nakanishi, CEO of TELEHOUSE America and KDDI America Retires; New CEO Appointed

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NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 04/02/14 -- TELEHOUSE, the global leader for data centers, international Internet exchanges, and managed IT services, announces that Masaaki Nakanishi, President and Chief Executive Officer of TELEHOUSE America and KDDI America will retire as of April 1, 2014. Satoru Manabe will become the new President and CEO of TELEHOUSE America and KDDI America. In his new role as President and CEO, Mr. Manabe will oversee activities and strategies for TELEHOUSE America and KDDI America, as well as the companies' US subsidiaries, Locus and Total Call.

Mr. Nakanishi first joined TELEHOUSE America and KDDI America in October of 2011, moving from his prior position as Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Business for KDDI Corporation in Japan.

"Throughout Masaaki Nakanishi's tenure here in the United States, KDDI and TELEHOUSE America have seen significant growth with US-based companies expanding Data Center and Systems Integration services both here and abroad," states Hiroyasu Morishita, EVP of Sales and Marketing. "We are honored to welcome Satoru Manabe as our new CEO; his excellent credentials will contribute to our accelerated growth in emerging markets, worldwide. Mr. Manabe's success in business operations in key markets such as China will enhance our companies' reputation as a leading global colocation and network provider."

Satoru Manabe has an extensive background in executive management and company operations. He first joined KDDI Corporation in 1984 upon graduation with a Bachelors Degree in Laws from Kyoto University in Japan. After receiving a Masters of Business Administration in Marketing from City University Business School in London, Mr. Manabe engaged in China business development and established three subsidiary companies in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. From 2005 to 2007, he served as President of KDDI China, and started Telehouse China in Beijing, and eventually, Telehouse China in Shanghai. From 2007 to 2010, he oversaw a KDDI and China Telecom joint venture company before heading the global account management team for Toyota Motor Corporation and its group companies from 2010-2014.

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To learn more about TELEHOUSE America and KDDI America, visit http://www.telehouse.com and http://www.kddia.com.

About TELEHOUSE America
A stable and trusted pioneer of carrier-neutral data center services, TELEHOUSE provides secure, power-protected environments, where clients house and operate their telecommunications and network resources. Among the many benefits of colocating with TELEHOUSE is the ability to connect to state-of-the-art peering exchanges in New York (NYIIX) and Los Angeles (LAIIX). Through Manage-E,TELEHOUSE provides a comprehensive suite of solutions -- from help desk and hardware support to managed IT infrastructure, security and compliance services -- all delivered by expert consulting and operations teams on a global scale and from one point-of-contact. Additionally, the global availability of 46 TELEHOUSE-branded data centers in 23 cities throughout Asia, Africa, North America and EMEA, delivers continuous, cost-effective operation of network-dependent, IT infrastructure to businesses around the world. Please visit www.telehouse.com, or contact us to learn more about our Channel Partner program at sales@telehouse.com. Connect with TELEHOUSE on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About KDDI America, Inc.
KDDI America is the U.S. division of the KDDI Group of companies, a Global Fortune 500 company and leading provider of international telecommunications and colocation facilities around the world. KDDI America provides high-quality network solutions to clients with telecommunication needs throughout EMEA, the Americas and Asia-Pacific. The KDDI Group is a pioneer and innovator in the Ethernet world, being the first telecom provider to provide switched Ethernet services between Asia and the United States. KDDI is also a leading provider in international data centers and value-added services through its group company, TELEHOUSE, in the United States, Europe and Asia. For more information about KDDI America, please visit www.kddia.com.

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