Digital Realty Trust appoints Board Member Laurence Chapman as Vice Chairman of the Board

– USA, CA – Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, announced today that its Board of Directors has unanimously approved the appointment of current Digital Realty Board member Laurence A. Chapman as Vice Chairman of the Board, effective immediately.

“Laurence’s strategic and financial expertise has been integral to Digital Realty’s growth and continued success, and we have all benefited from his many contributions,” said Dennis E. Singleton, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “We are pleased to expand Laurence’s duties as part of the Board’s ongoing commitment to sound corporate governance practices and longer-term succession planning, which is designed to ensure stability and continuity at the Board level as well as within the management ranks. The Board expects to appoint Laurence as Chairman of the Board at its next annual meeting in May 2017. Laurence will continue to play key roles on the Board’s audit and compensation committees, and we look forward to his ongoing leadership.”

“I am honored to serve in this new role as Vice Chairman, appointed by fellow Board members whose deep commitment to Digital Realty has positioned the company to excel now and well into the future,” said Mr. Chapman. “I look forward to increasing my contributions to the company in this new capacity and continuing to provide leadership and working with management to implement innovative data center solutions for our customers for years to come.”

About Digital Realty

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. supports the data center and colocation strategies of firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centers located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Digital Realty’s clients include global companies of all sizes, ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, gaming, life sciences and consumer products.

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