Unless otherwise indicated or unless the context requires otherwise, all references in this report to “we,” “us,” “our,” “our company,” “the company” or “Digital Realty” refer to Digital Realty Trust, Inc., together with its consolidated subsidiaries, including Digital Realty Trust, L.P., our “operating partnership.”
Regulation FD Disclosure.
On April 15, 2021, Digital Realty issued a press release announcing the redemption described under Item 8.01 below. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form
The information included in this Current Report on Form
under this Item 7.01 (including Exhibit 99.1) shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing made by the company or the operating partnership under the Exchange Act or the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
On April 15, 2021, Digital Realty announced that it will redeem all 8,050,000 shares of its 6.625% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock (par value $0.01 per share) (the “Series C Preferred Stock) on May 17, 2021 (the “Redemption Date”). The redemption price for the Series C Preferred Stock is equal to $25.00 per share, plus all accrued and unpaid dividends on such Shares up to but not including the Redemption Date, in an amount equal to $0.211632 per share, for a total payment of $25.211632 per share.
This redemption is made at the option of the Company pursuant Section 5 of the Articles Supplementary establishing and fixing the rights and preferences of the Series C Preferred Stock. Series C Preferred Stock held through the Depository Trust Company will be redeemed in accordance with the applicable procedures of the Depository Trust Company.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This Current Report on Form
contains certain “forward-looking” statements as that term is defined by Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements that are predictive in nature, that depend on or relate to future events or conditions, or that include words such as “believes”, “anticipates”, “expects”, “may”, “will”, “would”, “should”, “estimates”, “could”, “intends”, “plans” or other similar expressions are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve significant known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause the company’s actual results in future periods to differ materially from those projected or contemplated in the forward-looking statements as a result of, but not limited to, the following factors: timing and consummation of the redemption of the Series C Preferred Stock; risks and uncertainties related to market conditions and satisfaction of customary closing conditions related to the redemption of the Series C Preferred Stock; and the impact of legislative, regulatory and competitive changes and other risk factors relating to the industries in which we operate, as detailed from time to time in each of our reports filed with the SEC. There can be no assurance that the proposed transactions will be consummated on the terms described herein or at all.
The risks included here are not exhaustive, and additional factors could adversely affect our business and financial performance. We discussed a number of additional material risks in our annual report on Form
for the year ended December 31, 2020 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Those risks continue to be relevant to our performance and financial condition. Moreover, we operate in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment. New risk factors emerge from time to time and it is not possible for management to predict all such risk factors, nor can it assess the impact of all such risk factors on the business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. We expressly disclaim any responsibility to update forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.