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Press Release -- January 30th, 2012
Source: Digital Realty Trust

Digital Realty Announces Initial 2012 Guidance

Company Release – 01/30/2012 18:12

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR, news, filings), a leading global provider of data center solutions, today announced guidance information for the year ending December 31, 2012.

FFO per diluted share and unit for the year ending December 31, 2012 is projected to be between $4.34 and $4.48. This guidance represents expected FFO growth of 7.2% to 11.4% over the 2011 revised FFO range of $4.02 to $4.05 per diluted share and unit.  A reconciliation of the range of 2012 projected net income to projected FFO follows:

   Low – High
Net income available to common stockholders per diluted share $1.51 – 1.65
Real estate depreciation and amortization as adjusted for noncontrolling interests $3.10
Dilutive impact of convertible stock and exchangeable debentures $(0.27)
    Projected FFO per diluted share $4.34 – 4.48

The 2012 guidance provided by Digital Realty in this press release is based on the following additional assumptions as of January 30, 2012:

  • Acquisitions of income producing properties totaling $300 – $400 million at an average cap rate of 8.0% – 8.5%;
  • Commencement of leases contributing $145 – $180 million of GAAP rental revenue on an annualized basis;
  • Digital Design Services revenue recognized between $7 – $10 million;
  • Development and redevelopment capital expenditures of $700 – $900 million;
  • Recurring capital expenditures of $40 – $50 million;
  • Total G&A expenses of $62 million;
  • Transaction expenses of $5 – $8 million; and
  • FX rates (USD per currency): Euro = 1.28; Pound = 1.53; SGD = 0.77; AUS = 1.00.

About Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
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 information technology and Internet enterprises, to manufacturing and financial services. Digital Realty’s 101 properties, excluding three properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, comprise approximately 18.3 million square feet as of January 30, 2012, including 2.4 million square feet of space held for redevelopment. Digital Realty’s portfolio is located in 31 markets throughout Europe, North America, Singapore 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 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 Company’s 2012 guidance and its underlying assumptions. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, the following: the impact of the recent deterioration in global economic, credit and market conditions including the downgrading 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 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; 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, 2010 and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2011, June 30, 2011 and September 30, 2011.  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.

For Additional Information:  
A. William Stein Pamela M. Garibaldi
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Investor Relations
Chief Investment Officer and Corporate Marketing
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
+1 (415) 738-6500 +1 (415) 738-6500

SOURCE Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

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