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Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): July 24, 2021

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2850 N. Harwood Street, Suite 2200
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1.450% Senior Notes due 2027
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This Amendment No. 1 amends the Current Report on Form 8-K of CyrusOne Inc., a Maryland corporation (the Company), filed on July 28, 2021 to report the departure of Mr. Bruce W. Duncan and the appointment of Mr. David H. Ferdman as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company (the Original Form 8-K). Except as set forth herein, no other modifications have been made to the Original Form 8-K.

Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Employment Agreement with Mr. Ferdman

As previously disclosed, on July 24, 2021, the Board of Directors (the Board) of the Company appointed David H. Ferdman to serve as the Companys President and Chief Executive Officer on an interim basis, effective as of July 29, 2021 (the Transition Date), while the Board undertakes a search to identify the Companys next President and Chief Executive Officer. In connection with Mr. Ferdmans appointment, on August 15, 2021, CyrusOne Management Services LLC, a subsidiary of the Company, and Mr. Ferdman entered into an employment agreement (the Employment Agreement) that sets forth the terms and conditions of Mr. Ferdmans service as President and Chief Executive Officer on an interim basis, effective as of the Transition Date.

The Employment Agreement provides that Mr. Ferdman will serve as President and Chief Executive Officer through the earlier of (i) the appointment of a permanent President and Chief Executive Officer and (ii) January 29, 2022 (the Interim Period End Date), and that during such time, Mr. Ferdman will (a) be paid an annual base salary of $850,000, (b) be eligible to receive a performance bonus with a target amount equal to $1,000,000, and (c) receive a restricted stock award with respect to 33,459 shares of the Companys common stock that will vest on December 29, 2021 with respect to 27,882 shares and on January 29, 2022 with respect to 5,577 shares, subject to Mr. Ferdman’s continued employment through the applicable vesting date (the Restricted Stock Award).  If Mr. Ferdmans employment is terminated by the Company other than for cause (including if the Company appoints a permanent President and Chief Executive Officer other than Mr. Ferdman) or if Mr. Ferdman resigns for good reason, the Employment Agreement provides that the Restricted Stock Award will immediately vest and, if Mr. Ferdman provides transition services through the Interim Period End Date, Mr. Ferdman will continue to receive the cash compensation provided for under the Employment Agreement through the Interim Period End Date.

The foregoing summary of the Employment Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Employment Agreement, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1.

Biographical Information for Mr. Ferdman

The Original Form 8-K identified Mr. Ferdman as a director of Filmwerks, Inc., Circuit of the Americas, Quality Uptime Services and Cybraics, Inc.   As of July 28, 2021, Mr. Ferdman ceased serving as a director of Quality Uptime Services.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit No.
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: August 17, 2021
/s/ Robert M. Jackson
Robert M. Jackson  
    Title: Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary  


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