Digital Realty Trust, Inc. Announces Tax Treatment Of 2012 Dividends

     Digital Realty Trust, Inc. Announces Tax Treatment Of 2012 Dividends

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Digital Realty Trust (NYSE: DLR)
today announced the tax treatment of its 2012 common and preferred stock
dividends. Shareholders are urged to consult with their tax advisors as to
their specific tax treatment of Digital Realty's distributions.

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. Common Stock Dividends
CUSIP # 253868103
Ticker Symbol: DLR

The 2012 reportable dividend of $2.829608 per share includes a portion
(94.06%) of the quarterly distribution declared in 2011 and paid in 2012, and
three quarterly distributions declared and paid in 2012. The common dividend
declared in 2012 and paid in 2013 is considered a reportable dividend for 2013
income tax purposes. The 2012 reportable dividend will be classified on Form
1099-DIV as follows: $2.577722 per share (91.10%) as ordinary income;
$0.021246 per share (0.75%) as capital gain distribution; and $0.230640 per
share (8.15%) as return of capital.

The following table contains this information on a quarterly basis.

                                            2012       2012      2012         2012
                               Cash                 Taxable
                                  Dividend  Reportable Ordinary Total        Return of
Declaration Record     Payment              Dividend   Dividend  Capital Gain Capital
Dates       Dates      Dates      ($ per                         Distribution
                                  share)    ($ per     ($ per    ($ per       ($ per
                                            share)     share)    share)       share)
10/24/2011  12/15/2011 01/13/2012 $0.680000 $0.639608  $0.582671 $0.004803    $0.052134
02/14/2012  03/15/2012 03/30/2012 $0.730000 $0.730000  $0.665017 $0.005481    $0.059502
04/23/2012  06/15/2012 06/29/2012 $0.730000 $0.730000  $0.665017 $0.005481    $0.059502
07/19/2012  09/14/2012 09/28/2012 $0.730000 $0.730000  $0.665017 $0.005481    $0.059502
2012 Totals                                 $2.829608  $2.577722 $0.021246    $0.230640



Digital Realty Trust, Inc. Preferred Stock Dividends

Series C Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock Dividends
CUSIP # 253868509

The 2012 reportable dividend for Digital Realty's Series C Cumulative
Convertible Preferred Stock was $0.707538 per share including taxable deemed
distributions. For tax reporting purposes the 2012 reportable dividend will
be classified as follows: $0.701754 per share (99.18%) as ordinary taxable
income; and $0.005784 per share (0.082%) as capital gain distribution.

The following table contains this information on a quarterly basis.

                                                      2012       2012      2012
                               Cash      Dividend             Taxable
                                  Dividend  Deemed    Reportable Ordinary Total
Declaration Record     Payment              under IRC Dividend   Dividend  Capital Gain
Dates       Dates      Dates      ($ per    Sec 305                        Distribution
                                  share)              ($ per     ($ per    ($ per
                                                      share)     share)    share)
02/14/2012  03/15/2012 03/30/2012 $0.273438           $0.273438  $0.271203 $0.002235
            03/15/2012                      $0.434100 $0.434100  $0.430551 $0.003549
2012 Totals                       $0.273438           $0.707538  $0.701754 $0.005784



Series D Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock Dividends
CUSIP # 253868608

The 2012 reportable dividend for Digital Realty's Series D Cumulative
Convertible Preferred Stock was $2.532680 per share including taxable deemed
distributions. For tax reporting purposes the 2012 reportable dividend will
be classified as follows: $2.511976 per share (99.18%) as ordinary taxable
income; and $0.020704 per share (0.082%) as capital gain distribution.

The following table contains this information on a quarterly basis.

                                                      2012       2012      2012
                               Cash      Dividend             Taxable
                                  Dividend  Deemed    Reportable Ordinary Total
Declaration Record     Payment              under IRC Dividend   Dividend  Capital Gain
Dates       Dates      Dates      ($ per    Sec 305                        Distribution
                                  share)              ($ per     ($ per    ($ per
                                                      share)     share)    share)
02/14/2012  03/15/2012 03/30/2012 $0.343750           $0.343750  $0.340940 $0.002810
            03/15/2012                      $0.578800 $0.578800  $0.574068 $0.004732
04/23/2012  06/15/2012 06/29/2012 $0.343750           $0.343750  $0.340940 $0.002810
07/19/2012  09/14/2012 09/28/2012 $0.343750           $0.343750  $0.340940 $0.002810
            09/14/2012                      $0.578880 $0.578880  $0.574148 $0.004732
10/30/2012  12/14/2012 12/31/2012 $0.343750           $0.343750  $0.340940 $0.002810
2012 Totals                       $1.375000           $2.532680  $2.511976 $0.020704

Series E Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock Dividends
CUSIP # 253868707
Ticker Symbol: DLRPRE

The 2012 reportable dividend for Digital Realty's Series E Cumulative
Redeemable Preferred Stock was $1.750000 per share. For tax reporting purposes
the 2012 reportable dividend will be classified as follows: $1.735696 per
share (99.18%) as ordinary taxable income; and $0.014304 per share (0.082%) as
capital gain distribution.

The following table contains this information on a quarterly basis.

                                            2012       2012      2012
                               Cash                 Taxable
                                  Dividend  Reportable Ordinary Total Capital
Declaration Record     Payment              Dividend   Dividend  Gain
Dates       Dates      Dates      ($ per                         Distribution
                                  share)    ($ per     ($ per    ($ per share)
                                            share)     share)
02/14/2012  03/15/2012 03/30/2012 $0.437500 $0.437500  $0.433924 $0.003576
04/23/2012  06/15/2012 06/29/2012 $0.437500 $0.437500  $0.433924 $0.003576
07/19/2012  09/14/2012 09/28/2012 $0.437500 $0.437500  $0.433924 $0.003576
10/30/2012  12/14/2012 12/31/2012 $0.437500 $0.437500  $0.433924 $0.003576
2012 Totals                       $1.750000 $1.750000  $1.735696 $0.014304

Series F Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock Dividends
CUSIP # 253868806
Ticker Symbol: DLRPRF

The 2012 reportable dividend for Digital Realty's Series F Cumulative
Redeemable Preferred Stock was $1.223786 per share. For tax reporting purposes
the 2012 reportable dividend will be classified as follows: $1.213782 per
share (99.18%) as ordinary taxable income; and $0.010004 per share (0.082%) as
capital gain distribution.

The following table contains this information on a quarterly basis.

                                            2012       2012      2012
                               Cash                 Taxable
                                  Dividend  Reportable Ordinary Total Capital
Declaration Record     Payment              Dividend   Dividend  Gain
Dates       Dates      Dates      ($ per                         Distribution
                                  share)    ($ per     ($ per    ($ per share)
                                            share)     share)
04/23/2012  06/15/2012 06/29/2012 $0.395660 $0.395660  $0.392426 $0.003234
07/19/2012  09/14/2012 09/28/2012 $0.414063 $0.414063  $0.410678 $0.003385
10/30/2012  12/14/2012 12/31/2012 $0.414063 $0.414063  $0.410678 $0.003385
2012 Totals                       $1.223786 $1.223786  $1.213782 $0.010004

Note that ticker symbols may vary by stock quote provider.

About Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. focuses on delivering customer driven data center
solutions by providing secure, reliable and cost effective facilities that
meet each customer's unique data center needs. Digital Realty's customers
include domestic and international companies across multiple industry
verticals ranging from information technology and Internet enterprises, to
manufacturing and financial services. Digital Realty's 110 properties,
excluding three properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint
ventures, comprise approximately 21.2 million square feet as of October 26,
2012, including 2.2 million square feet of space held for redevelopment.
Digital Realty's portfolio is located in 32 markets throughout Europe, North
America, Asia and Australia. Additional information about Digital Realty is
included in the Company Overview, which is available on the Investors page of
Digital Realty's website at http://www.digitalrealty.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements which are based on
current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ
materially, including statements related to the payment of dividends on our
common stock and preferred stock. These risks and uncertainties include, among
others, the following: the impact of the recent deterioration in global
economic, credit and market conditions, including the downgrade of the U.S.
government's credit rating; current local economic conditions in our
geographic markets; decreases in information technology spending, including as
a result of economic slowdowns or recession; adverse economic or real estate
developments in our industry or the industry sectors that we sell to
(including risks relating to decreasing real estate valuations and impairment
charges); our dependence upon significant tenants; bankruptcy or insolvency of
a major tenant or a significant number of smaller tenants; defaults on or
non-renewal of leases by tenants; our failure to obtain necessary debt and
equity financing; increased interest rates and operating costs; risks
associated with using debt to fund our business activities, including
re-financing and interest rate risks, our failure to repay debt when due,
adverse changes in our credit ratings or our breach of covenants or other
terms contained in our loan facilities and agreements; financial market
fluctuations; changes in foreign currency exchange rates; our inability to
manage our growth effectively; difficulty acquiring or operating properties in
foreign jurisdictions; our failure to successfully integrate and operate
acquired or redeveloped properties or businesses; risks related to joint
venture investments, including as a result of our lack of control of such
investments; delays or unexpected costs in development or redevelopment of
properties; decreased rental rates or increased vacancy rates; increased
competition or available supply of data center space; our inability to
successfully develop and lease new properties and space held for
redevelopment; difficulties in identifying properties to acquire and
completing acquisitions; our inability to acquire off-market properties; our
inability to comply with the rules and regulations applicable to reporting
companies; our failure to maintain our status as a REIT; possible adverse
changes to tax laws; restrictions on our ability to engage in certain business
activities; environmental uncertainties and risks related to natural
disasters; losses in excess of our insurance coverage; changes in foreign laws
and regulations, including those related to taxation and real estate ownership
and operation; and changes in local, state and federal regulatory
requirements, including changes in real estate and zoning laws and increases
in real property tax rates. For a further list and description of such risks
and uncertainties, see the reports and other filings by the Company with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's Annual Report
on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and Quarterly Reports on
Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2012, June 30, 2012 and September
30, 2012. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or
revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise.

For Additional Information:
A. William Stein            Pamela M. Garibaldi
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Investor Relations and
Chief Investment Officer    Corporate Marketing
Digital Realty Trust, Inc.  Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
+1 (415) 738-6500           +1 (415) 738-6500



SOURCE Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

Website: http://www.digitalrealtytrust.com
 
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