Digital Realty Trust, L.P. Agrees to Sell $100 Million of Its Senior Unsecured Term Notes to Prudential

Weighted average term is 6 years at a weighted average interest rate of 5.15%

Jan 08, 2010, 08:00 ET from Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), the world's largest wholesale datacenter provider, announced today that its operating partnership, Digital Realty Trust, L.P., has agreed to sell $100.0 million aggregate principal amount of its senior unsecured term notes to Prudential Investment Management, Inc. and certain of its affiliates. The notes will be issued in two series referred to as the series D and series E notes. The series D notes will have a principal amount of $50.0 million, an interest-only rate of 4.57% per annum and a five-year maturity, and the series E notes will have a principal amount of $50.0 million, an interest-only rate of 5.73% per annum and a seven-year maturity. The Company intends to use the proceeds of the series D and series E notes to fund acquisitions and for working capital. The purchase and sale of the series D and series E notes is scheduled to close on January 20, 2010, subject to satisfaction of closing conditions.

"Accessing attractively priced capital from a variety of sources has been the cornerstone of our funding strategy and continues to support the growth of our Company," commented A. William Stein, CFO and Chief Investment Officer of Digital Realty Trust. "Upon closing, today's announced transaction will represent the fourth draw from the three-year, multi-currency, $200 million unsecured Prudential shelf facility that was established in July 2008."

About Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. owns, acquires, redevelops, develops and manages technology-related real estate. The Company is focused on providing Turn-Key Datacenter® and Powered Base Building® datacenter solutions for domestic and international tenants across a variety of industry verticals ranging from information technology and Internet enterprises, to manufacturing and financial services. Digital Realty Trust's 81 properties, excluding one property held as an investment in an unconsolidated joint venture, contain applications and operations critical to the day-to-day operations of technology industry tenants and corporate enterprise datacenter tenants. Comprising approximately 14.4 million rentable square feet as of January 4, 2010, including 1.9 million square feet of space held for redevelopment, Digital Realty Trust's portfolio is located in 27 markets throughout North America and Europe. For additional information, please visit Digital Realty Trust's website at

Forward-Looking 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. Such forward-looking statements include statements related to the closing of the purchase and sale of the series D and series E notes and the expected use of proceeds. You can identify forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes," "expects," "may," "will," "should," "seeks," "approximately," "intends," "plans," "pro forma," "estimates" or "anticipates" or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases which are predictions of or indicate future events or trends and discussions which do not relate solely to historical matters. You can also identify forward looking statements by discussions of strategy, plans or intentions. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results and future events to differ materially from those set forth or contemplated in the forward-looking statements: the impact of the current deterioration in global economic and market conditions; decreases in information technology spending; adverse economic or real estate developments in our markets or the industry sectors that we sell to; our dependence upon significant tenants; bankruptcy or insolvency of a major tenant or a significant number of smaller tenants; downturn of local economic conditions in our geographic markets; our inability to comply with the rules and regulations applicable to public companies or to manage our growth effectively; difficulty acquiring or operating properties in foreign jurisdictions; defaults on or non-renewal of leases by tenants; increased interest rates and operating costs; our failure to obtain necessary outside financing; restrictions on our ability to engage in certain business activities; risks related to joint venture investments; decreased rental rates or increased vacancy rates; inability to successfully develop and lease new properties and space held for redevelopment; difficulties in identifying properties to acquire and completing acquisitions; increased competition or available supply of data center space; our failure to successfully operate acquired properties; our inability to acquire off-market properties; delays or unexpected costs in development or redevelopment of properties; our failure to maintain our status as a REIT; possible adverse changes to tax laws; environmental uncertainties and risks related to natural disasters; financial market fluctuations; changes in foreign currency exchange rates; changes in foreign laws and regulations, including those related to taxation and real estate ownership and operation; and 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 our reports and other filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 and subsequent reports on Form 10-Q and Form 8-K. We disclaim 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              Pamela A. Matthews
    Chief Financial Officer and   Director of Investor Relations
    Chief Investment Officer      Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
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