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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 28, 2022

DIGITAL REALTY TRUST, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Maryland

001-32336

26-0081711

(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)

N/A

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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 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).

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. 

Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

The information in this Item 2.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is also being furnished under Item 7.01 “Regulation FD Disclosure” of Form 8-K. Such information, including the exhibits attached hereto, is furnished pursuant to Item 2.02 and shall not be deemed “filed” for any purpose, including for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (Exchange Act), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (Securities Act), or the Exchange Act regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.

On April 28, 2022, we issued a press release announcing our financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2022. The press release referred to certain supplemental information that is available on the Company’s website at www.digitalrealty.com. A copy of the press release and supplemental information is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference herein.

On April 28, 2022, we also posted presentation materials to our website at www.digitalrealty.com. The presentation materials are attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2 and incorporated by reference herein.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

The information in this Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is also being furnished under Item 2.02 “Results of Operations and Financial Condition” of Form 8-K. Such information, including the exhibits attached hereto, is furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 and shall not be deemed “filed” for any purpose, including for the purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.

On April 28, 2022, we issued a press release announcing our financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2022. The press release referred to certain supplemental information that is available on the Company’s website at www.digitalrealty.com. A copy of the press release and supplemental information is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference herein.

On April 28, 2022, we also posted presentation materials to our website at www.digitalrealty.com. The presentation materials are attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2 and incorporated by reference herein.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit No.

    

Description

99.1

Earnings Press Release and Supplemental Information for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2022.

99.2

Presentation Materials posted April 28, 2022.

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 registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

EANNIE

Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

By:

/s/    JEANNIE LEE

Jeannie Lee

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Date: April 28, 2022

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