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Krupal Raval Joins Digital Realty as Vice President, Investor Relations

SAN FRANCISCO, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), the global data center and colocation company, has named Krupal Raval as Vice President, Investor Relations.  He will report to John Stewart, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations. 

Mr. Raval has more than 10 years of financial services and REIT industry experience.  Prior to joining Digital Realty, he most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of the India platform for Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.  He previously held the role of Vice President, Capital Markets at Alexandria, where his responsibilities included oversight of financial reporting, corporate finance, investor relations and marketing.  From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Raval was an analyst on the REIT team at Fidelity Investments and, prior to that, was an associate on Citigroup Investment Research's top-ranked REIT Equity Research team. 

Digital Realty's Interim Chief Executive Officer A. William Stein remarked, "Krupal brings a very unique perspective, having followed Digital Realty as both a sell-side analyst as well as a buy-side investor, in addition to having built a best-in-class REIT investor communication program.  We have known Krupal since our initial public offering in 2004, and we are excited about the value he can add, as well as the organizational depth he enables us to build." 

For Additional Information:
John J. Stewart
Senior Vice President
Investor Relations
Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
+1 (415) 738-6500

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 131 properties, including 12 properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, comprised approximately 24.5 million square feet as of December 31, 2013, including approximately 1.8 million square feet of space under active development and 1.3 million square feet of space held for future 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.

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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 our organization. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, the following: the impact of current global economic, credit and market conditions; 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; 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, increased operating costs or increased vacancy rates; increased competition or available supply of data center space; our inability to successfully develop and lease new properties and development space; 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, as amended, for the year ended December 31, 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. 

SOURCE Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

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