Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): April 27, 2021
QTS Realty Trust, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File No.)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
12851 Foster Street
Overland ParkKS 66213
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class:Trading SymbolName of each exchange on which registered:
Class A common stock, $.01 par valueQTSNew York Stock Exchange
Preferred Stock, 7.125% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual, $0.01 par valueQTS PR ANew York Stock Exchange
Preferred Stock, 6.50% Series B Cumulative Convertible Perpetual, $0.01 par valueQTS PR BNew York Stock Exchange

Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On April 27, 2021, QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (the “Company”) announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021. A copy of the Company’s press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and a copy of the Company’s First Quarter 2021 Supplemental Information is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2.
The information included in this Current Report on Form 8-K (including Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 hereto) 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 under the Exchange Act or the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
The disclosure contained in Item 2.02 is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit Description
Press Release dated April 27, 2021
First Quarter Ended 2021 Supplemental Information

Exhibit Description
104Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101)

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
QTS Realty Trust, Inc.
By:/s/ Matt N. Thomson, Jr.
Matt N. Thomson, Jr.
Secretary and General Counsel
April 27, 2021