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1 ICELAND THE ULTIMATE LOCATION FOR DATA CENTERS Invest in Iceland Agency

2 The Ultimate location for Data Centers 100% carbon neutral, renewable energy sourses At competitive prices Low ambient temperatures Network infrastructure Advanced national ifrastructure Highly educated workforce English speaking

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4 Verne Global Iceland Data Center -Proof of Concept- The greenest and most efficient data center in the world will open soon. Will you be there? International Funding Government Alliance and Support Strategic Business Relationships First Choice Real Estate Power Contracts Locked In Long Term Reserved Network Capacity Modular, High-efficiency Design

5 Connection: Bandwidth, Redundancy Reykjavík London Amsterdam Boston New York City CANTAT FARICE-1 DANICE GREENLAND CONNECT Connectivity High speed undersea cables % SLA Protected Backhaul Improving Latency (down to 40ms from 140ms) Paris Network Readiness Index: Iceland Ranks 8. Above United Kingdom, France, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Germany and Japan

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7 Strategic Location Europe: 2-3 hours USA: 5-8 hours Europe: 3 days USA: 7 days

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11 Attractive Business Environment 15% Japan USA Germany Italy Canada France Luxembourg Australia Denmark UK Sweden Finland Austria Switzerland Iceland Ireland % Low corporate taxes

12 Secure and Simple Secure internet servers Technological regulation 869,0 674,9 7,94 7,26 6,30 6,60 354,1 0,4 Iceland USA UK India Source: ICT at a Glance 2006, World Bank Secure internet servers per 1, people (2005) Iceland USA UK India Source: World Competitiveness Report 2007, IMD Technological regulation (1 = hinders business developement, 10 = suports business development) Technological regulation ranking Business cost of terrorism ,6 3,8 3,8 4,8 Iceland USA UK India Source: World Competitiveness Report 2007, IMD Technological regulation world ranking (1 = Best) Iceland USA UK India Source: The Global Competitiveness Report , WEF The threat of terrorism in the country (1 = imposes significant cost on businesses, 7 = does not impose significant costs on businesses)

13 Minimum red tape transparent society No corruption Low corporate taxes Bridge between Europe and USA Political stability Advanced infrastructure Strengths and Weaknesses Young and well educated nation Safe society - low criminal rate Competitive specialist prices International accounting rules European legal framework Entrepreneurial spirit Relatively high labour cost Small working population ( ) in real terms. Currency fluctuations High living cost

14 That s why we want Data Centers Environmentally friendly Energy Companies want to diversify Stable power demand (power load) High quality jobs Non labour intensive Positive spin-off

15 Natural resources 100% Hydropower Geothermal Energy

16 Reliability of power supply Quality of electricity supply 6,9 6,3 6,7 Electric power transmission and distribution losses 27 3, Iceland USA UK India Source: The Global Competitiveness Report , WEF The quality of electricity supply (lack of interruption and lack of voltage fluctuations) is (1 = worse than in most other countries, 7 = meets the highest standards in the world) Iceland USA UK India Source: Energy Statistics, International Energy Agency Electricity transmission and distribution losses as a percentage of total electricity production output

17 Reliability of power supply Adequacy and efficiency energy infrastructure Adequacy and efficiency energy infrastructure ranking 9,07 1 6,38 6,36 3, Iceland USA UK India Source: World Competitiveness Report 2005, IMD The energy infrastructure is (1 = not adequate and efficient, 10 = adequate and efficient) Iceland USA UK India Source: World Competitiveness Report 2005, IMD Quality of energy infrastructure world ranking

18 Partner Nation: People, Access, Stability Boston New York City Geopolitical Stability Most developed country in the world (HDI) Politically stable Stable economy Amenable business regulations Open investment climate Lower natural disaster risk that USA, UK or India Reykjavík Accessible to EU and US Located between EU and US International Port Keflavik International Airport 2 million passengers 30 destinations All main cities in US and EU Advanced Workforce London Paris Highly educated Technologically advanced English Speaking Amsterdam

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23 Keflavík

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25 Ölfus

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27 Grand Reykjavik Area

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32 The Invest in Iceland Agency Founded in 1995 An independent agency Promotes FDI to Iceland Provides information and expert confidential services relocation Establishes contacts and arranges site visits One stop shop for foreign companies and investors Free of charge

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