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Press Release -- August 23rd, 2010
Source: Digital Realty Trust
Tags: Datacenter, Exchange

Digital Realty Trust Completes the Acquisition of Two Fully Leased Datacenters

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 23, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR, news, filings), the world's largest wholesale datacenter provider, announced today that it completed the acquisition of two fully leased datacenter properties for a purchase price of $50.3 million.

The first property is 2950 Zanker Road, located in San Jose, California, and totals approximately 69,700 rentable square feet. The building is 100% leased on a long-term basis to a major telecommunications company. The second property is 900 Dorothy Drive, located in Richardson, Texas, in close proximity to the Company's major redevelopment project, Datacenter Park Dallas. The building totals over 56,000 rentable square feet and is 100% leased on a long-term basis to another major telecommunications company, serving as one of its primary switch facilities for the southwest region.

"The addition of these facilities to our operating portfolio expands our footprint in two top-tier datacenter markets and further demonstrates our ability to source and complete the acquisition of high quality assets with credit tenants at attractive yields," commented Scott Peterson, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions, of Digital Realty Trust.

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(R) and Powered Base Building(R) 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 94 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 16.2 million rentable square feet as of August 23, 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 http://www.digitalrealtytrust.com.

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, including statements related to our ability to source and complete the acquisitions at attractive risk-adjusted returns. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, the following: the impact of the recent deterioration in 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; increased interest rates and operating costs; our failure to repay debt when due 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 operate acquired or redeveloped properties; risks related to joint venture investments, including as a result of our lack of control of such investments; delays or unexpected costs in development or redevelopment 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 redevelopment; 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; 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 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, 2009 and the Company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2010 and June 30, 2010. 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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    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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