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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
 
FORM
8-K
 
 
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d)
of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 15, 2021
 
 
DIGITAL REALTY TRUST, INC.
DIGITAL REALTY TRUST, L.P.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
Maryland
 
001-32336
 
26-0081711
Maryland
 
000-54023
 
20-2402955
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
 
5707 Southwest Parkway, Building 1, Suite 275
Austin, Texas
 
78735
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
(737)
281-0101
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 
 
Check the appropriate box below if the Form
8-K
filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
 
 
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
 
 
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule
14a-12
under the Exchange Act (17 CFR
240.14a-12)
 
 
Pre-commencement
communications pursuant to Rule
14d-2(b)
under the Exchange Act (17 CFR
240.14d-2(b))
 
 
Pre-commencement
communications pursuant to Rule
13e-4(c)
under the Exchange Act (17 CFR
240.13e-4(c))
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
 
Title of each class
 
Trading
symbol(s)
 
Name of each exchange
on which registered
Common Stock
 
DLR
 
New York Stock Exchange
Series C Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock
 
DLR Pr C
 
New York Stock Exchange
Series J Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock
 
DLR Pr J
 
New York Stock Exchange
Series K Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock
 
DLR Pr K
 
New York Stock Exchange
Series L Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock
 
DLR Pr L
 
New York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule
12b-2
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§
240.12b-2
of this chapter).
 
Digital Realty Trust, Inc.:    Emerging growth company  
Digital Realty Trust, L.P.:    Emerging growth company  
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.
Digital Realty Trust, Inc.:  ☐
Digital Realty Trust, L.P.:  ☐
 
 
 

Introductory Note
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.”
 
Item 7.01.
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
8-K.
The information included in this Current Report on Form
8-K
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.
 
Item 8.01.
Other Events.
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
8-K
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
10-K
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.

Item 9.01.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
 
Exhibit
  No.  
  
Description
99.1    Press Release of Digital Realty dated April 15, 2021
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrants have duly caused this report to be signed on their behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: April 15, 2021
 
 
Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
By:  
/s/ JOSHUA A. MILLS
 
Joshua A. Mills
 
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
 
Digital Realty Trust, L.P.
By:   Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
  Its general partner
By:  
/s/ JOSHUA A. MILLS
 
Joshua A. Mills
 
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary