MEDIA ALERT: Digital Realty Interim CEO to speak at Datacentres Europe 2014

Digital Realty will discuss a decade of innovation and the evolving role of the data centre in business growth

May 22, 2014, 13:21 ET from Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

LONDON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data centre and colocation solutions, today announced that A. William Stein, Digital Realty's Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, has been selected to speak at Datacentres Europe 2014 in Monaco on Wednesday, 28 May 2014.

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The 10th annual event, which takes place concurrently with the Enterprise Cloud Forum, is one of the leading industry events and dedicated to providing high quality insights across energy, cloud, vertical markets and technologies.

"We are pleased to be participating at the 10th anniversary of this important industry event, which also happens to coincide with our 10th year as a public company," said A. William Stein, Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Digital Realty. "It has been an exciting decade for this industry, filled with a tremendous amount of innovation. With the ongoing adoption of the cloud and other technologies, we are continuing to see the data centre shift from a cost centre to a key component of revenue and business growth."

Mr. Stein will be speaking at 3:30 p.m. (local time) on Wednesday, 28 May 2014, in the Plenary Theatre. For more information about Digital Realty and Mr. Stein's presentation, please visit:

About Digital Realty

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. focuses on delivering customer-driven data centre solutions by providing secure, reliable and cost-effective facilities that meet each customer's unique data centre 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 13 properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, comprise approximately 24.5 million square feet as of March 31, 2014, including 1.3 million square feet of space under active development and 1.4 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

Safe Harbor Statement

This media alert contains forward-looking statements which are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including statements related to Digital Realty's plans and strategies, and industry trends. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, the impact of current global economic, credit and market conditions; decreases in information technology spending; adverse economic or real estate developments in our industry or the industry sectors that we sell to; risks related to our tenants; our failure to obtain necessary debt and equity financing; risks associated with using debt to fund our business activities; financial market fluctuations; 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 centre infrastructure, delays or disruptions in connectivity, failure of our physical infrastructure or services or availability of power; risks related to joint venture 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 centre 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 comply with the rules and regulations applicable to reporting companies; our failure to maintain our status as a REIT; 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; and changes in laws and regulations, including those related to taxation and real estate ownership and operation. 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 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2014.  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.

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SOURCE Digital Realty Trust, Inc.