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Digital Realty Increases Quarterly Common Stock Dividend by 6% to $0.83 per Share



 Digital Realty Increases Quarterly Common Stock Dividend by 6% to $0.83 per
                                    Share

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 11, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:
DLR),a leading global data center provider, announced today that its board of
directors has authorized quarterly common and preferred stock dividends for
the first quarter of 2014.

"We have increased our quarterly common stock dividend by $0.05 to $0.83 per
share due to our expected continued growth in funds from operations, or FFO,
and our policy to distribute 100% of REIT taxable income. This is the 12^th
dividend increase since our IPO in 2004. On an annualized basis, this
represents an increase of 6.4% over the 2013 annualized dividend of $3.12 per
share, and a compound annual growth rate of 14.3% since our first full quarter
of operations following our IPO," said A. William Stein, Chief Financial
Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Digital Realty.

Common Stock Dividend
Digital Realty's board of directors authorized a quarterly common stock
dividend of $0.83 per share to common stockholders of record as of the close
of business on March 14, 2014.  The common stock dividend will be paid on
March 31, 2014.

Series E Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock Dividend

The Company's board of directors authorized a preferred stock dividend of
$0.43750 per share to holders of record of the Company's 7.000% Series E
Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock as of the close of business on March 14,
2014. The Series E Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock dividend will be paid
on March 31, 2014.

Series F Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock Dividend

The Company's board of directors authorized a preferred stock dividend of
$0.414063 per share to holders of record of the Company's 6.625% Series F
Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock as of the close of business on March 14,
2014. The Series F Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock dividend will be paid
on March 31, 2014.

Series G Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock Dividend

The Company's board of directors authorized a preferred stock dividend of
$0.367188 per share to holders of record of the Company's 5.875% Series G
Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock as of the close of business on March 14,
2014. The Series G Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock dividend will be paid
on March 31, 2014.

About Digital Realty

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 financial services, cloud and information technology
services, to manufacturing, energy, health care and consumer products. 
Digital Realty's 130 properties, including twelve properties held as
investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, comprised approximately 23.8
million square feet as of September 30, 2013, including 2.8 million square
feet of space held for development.  Digital Realty's portfolio is located in
33 markets throughout North America, Europe, 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 amount and timing of expected
payment of dividends on our common stock and preferred stock, and statements
related to our financial performance, future growth for 2014 and dividend
policy. 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 developed properties or
businesses; the suitability of our properties and data center infrastructure,
delays or disruptions in connectivity, failure of our physical infrastructure
or services or availability of power; risks related to joint venture
investments, including as a result of our lack of control of such investments;
delays or unexpected costs in development 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 development; 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, 2012 and
Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2013, June 30,
2013 and September 30, 2013. 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.

A. William Stein            John J. Stewart
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Chief Investment Officer    Investor Relations
Digital Realty Trust, Inc.  Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
+1 (415) 738-6500           +1 (415) 738-6500

SOURCE Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

Website: http://www.digitalrealty.com
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