DIGITAL REALTY TRUST TO INVEST $150M IN VIRGINIA, STATE SAYS

(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Office of Governor Bob
McDonnell and received via electronic mail. The release was
confirmed by the sender.) 
July 10, 2013 
Governor McDonnell Announces $150 Million Investment in Loudoun
County 
~Digital Realty to create at least 50 new jobs in expansion~ 
RICHMOND - Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that Digital
Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of
data center solutions, plans to invest at least $150 million by
2015 in its Loudoun County operation. The company is expanding
and upgrading data center facilities in Loudoun County, and
expecting to create at least 50 new jobs through June 30, 2015. 
Speaking about today’s announcement, Governor
McDonnell said, “Digital Realty maintains a strong Virginia
presence, and with this major investment will grow and upgrade
its operation in Loudoun County in order to more effectively
serve customers with data centers located in the Commonwealth.
The abundant data center infrastructure in Virginia, as well as
our Sales & Use Tax Exemption incentive for data center owners
and their tenants, are major benefits that put us at the
forefront of this booming industry. This significant relief on
computer equipment effectively lowers the total cost of
ownership and operation, and enables Digital Realty and its
customers to continue to grow and thrive in the Commonwealth.” 
“Digital Realty is an important corporate partner
and among the major players in this competitive market that have
recognized the benefits of a Virginia location,” said Jim Cheng,
Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade. “More than 50 percent
of the world’s Internet traffic passes through the
Commonwealth’s state-of-the-art infrastructure, and the
company’s significant investment and expansion is a testament to
Virginia’s leadership in the technology sector.” 
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 122 properties, excluding three properties held as
investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, comprise
approximately 22.7 million square feet as of April 26, 2013,
including 2.6 million square feet of space held for development.
Digital Realty’s portfolio is located in 32 markets throughout
Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. 
“This sales tax exemption is really a boon for our
customers with data centers located in Loudoun County--already
one of the most attractive data center markets in the country,”
said Michael F. Foust, Chief Executive Officer of Digital
Realty. “The significant relief we and our customers expect to
receive effectively lowers the total cost of ownership of our
data centers in the area. We are very excited about this
development and believe it further establishes Virginia as a key
hub for companies seeking to locate or strengthen their east
coast data center footprint.” 
The company will be eligible for a sales tax
exemption on eligible data center computer equipment as a result
of legislation passed in 2009 by the General Assembly. The
Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Loudoun
County to grant the exemption to Digital Realty. 
“Loudoun County, Virginia is one of the strongest
data center markets in the country, with five million square
feet of data center space clustered in Data Center Alley, and
another three million square feet in development,” says Buddy
Rizer, Assistant Director of the Loudoun County Department of
Economic Development. “We’re very pleased that Digital Realty,
with more than one million square feet of space, is the largest
data center operator in Loudoun County. And we look forward to
the completion of their newest building, a 400,000-square-foot
facility that will ultimately house 22 data centers.” 
Office of the Governor
Contact: Taylor Thornley Keeney
Phone: (804) 225-4260
Email: Taylor.Keeney@governor.virginia.gov 
Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Contact: Suzanne West Clark
Phone: (804) 545-5806
Email: Swest@yesvirginia.org 
Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
Contact: Pamela M. Garibaldi
Phone: (415) 738-6500
Email: pgaribaldi@digitalrealty.com 
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