Laurence A. Chapman , , , Chairman

Laurence A. Chapman has served as a director since 2004 and as our Chairman of the Board since May 2017. Mr. Chapman is currently a member of our Audit Committee. From 1999 until his retirement in 2000, Mr. Chapman served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Goodrich Corp. Mr. Chapman served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Rohr, Inc., an aerospace company, from 1994 until 1999, when Rohr, Inc. merged with Goodrich Corp. His responsibilities at both companies included accounting, treasury, tax, insurance, investor relations, financial planning and information technology functions. Prior to his service at Rohr, Inc., Mr. Chapman was employed at Westinghouse Electric Corporation from 1981 through 1994. From 1991 through 1994, Mr. Chapman was the Vice President and Treasurer of Westinghouse Electric Corporation and, from 1988 through 1991, Mr. Chapman served as Chief Financial Officer of Westinghouse Credit Corp. and Westinghouse Financial Services Inc. His responsibilities included supervising corporate finance, cash and short-term funding, project finance, bank relations and international treasury. Mr. Chapman received a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Accounting and Finance) with Great Distinction from McGill University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. He is a fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers.

Kathleen Earley , , , Director

Kathleen Earley has served as a director since 2004. Ms. Earley is currently a member of our Compensation Committee and our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Ms. Earley is the former President and Chief Operating Officer of TriZetto Group, Inc. where she worked from November 2004 until she retired in September 2008 when it was sold to Apax Partners, a private equity firm. From 1994 through September 2001, Ms. Earley was employed at AT&T Corporation. While at AT&T Corporation, Ms. Earley served as Senior Vice President of Enterprise Networking and Chief Marketing Officer, where she oversaw all AT&T Corporation business-related brand, image and advertising and marketing strategy. One of Ms. Earley’s largest contributions was as President of AT&T Data & Internet Services, a business unit that provided Internet Protocol (IP), web hosting, data and managed network services. Under her leadership, AT&T’s network became one of the largest Internet backbones in the industry. Prior to joining AT&T Corporation, Ms. Earley was employed by IBM Corporation for 17 years with positions in sales, marketing, planning and strategy development. Ms. Earley previously served on the board of directors of a privately-held company, Gateway EDI, as well as on the boards of Switch & Data Facilities Company and Vignette Corp. prior to their sale. Ms. Earley received a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Business Administration degree, both from the University of California, Berkeley.

Kevin J. Kennedy , , , Director

Kevin J. Kennedy has served as a director since 2013. Mr. Kennedy is currently a member of our Compensation Committee and our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Kennedy has been President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Avaya Inc., a global provider of real-time business collaboration and communications solutions, since December 2008. Previously, Mr. Kennedy served as Chief Executive Officer of JDS Uniphase Corporation, a provider of optical communications products, from September 2003 to December 2008, as President from March 2004 to December 2008 and as a member of the board of directors from November 2001 to August 2012, including as Vice Chairman of the board of directors from December 2008 to August 2012. Prior to joining JDS Uniphase Corporation, Mr. Kennedy held product development and operations positions with Openwave Systems, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc. and AT&T Corporation. Mr. Kennedy is a member the board of directors and serves on the compensation committee of KLA-Tencor Corporation, a supplier of process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor industry, which is listed on the Nasdaq. Since 2007, Mr. Kennedy has also served on the board of directors of the Canary Foundation, a non-profit organization. Mr. Kennedy previously served on the boards of directors of Rambus Inc., a developer of high-speed chip-to-chip interface technology, from 2003 to 2008, and Polycom Inc., a provider of telepresence, voice and video conferencing solution, from 2008 to 2009. Mr. Kennedy is also currently a Presidential Advisory Member of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. Mr. Kennedy received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from Lehigh University and a Master of Science, Master of Philosophy and Ph.D. degrees from Rutgers University.

William G. LaPerch , , , Director

William G. LaPerch has served as a director since 2013. Mr. LaPerch is currently Chair of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Since July 2016, Mr. LaPerch has served as the Executive Chairman at Hylan Datacom, a construction services company in the communications infrastructure space. Prior to that he served as a consultant at LaPerch Consulting providing services to various private equity firms in the network, data center and cloud segments. Previously, from January 2004 to July 2012, Mr. LaPerch was Chief Executive Officer, President and a member of the board of directors at AboveNet, Inc., a provider of bandwidth infrastructure services. Prior to AboveNet, Inc., Mr. LaPerch served as President, Network Services from 2001 to 2003 and as President, Enterprise Services from 2000 to 2001of Metromedia Fiber Network, a provider of metro fiber services. From 1989 to 2000, Mr. LaPerch held various operations and engineering positions at MCI Worldcom, Inc., a global communications company, including most recently as Vice President, Network Services. Prior to joining MCI Worldcom, Inc., Mr. LaPerch held sales and operations positions with NYNEX Corporation, a communications company. Mr. LaPerch is a member of the board of directors and serves on the audit and compensation committees of Imation Corp., a global scalable storage and data security company, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. LaPerch also serves on the board of directors of Net Conference, a privately held provider of virtual meeting services. Mr. LaPerch is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and received a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University.

Afshin Mohebbi , , , Director

Afshin Mohebbi has served as a director since 2016. Mr. Mohebbi is currently Chair of our Audit Committee. Mr. Mohebbi is currently a senior advisor to TPG Capital, focusing on technology and telecom investments globally. He is also an investor for and advisor to a number of start-up technology firms through his own investment business. From 1999 until 2003, Mr. Mohebbi was President and Chief Operating Officer of Qwest Communications International Inc., where he oversaw core operations, including the global network and market-facing units, as well as the yellow pages, data center, hosting and wireless divisions. Earlier in his career, he held senior-level executive positions at British Telecom Plc., SBC Communications and Pacific Bell. Mr. Mohebbi received a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Business Administration degree, both from the University of California, Irvine. He is currently a member of the board of directors and audit committee for Dish Networks, a direct broadcast satellite provider service listed on the Nasdaq, as well as a number of privately held companies.

Mark R. Patterson , , , Director

Mark R. Patterson has served as a director since 2016. Mr. Patterson is currently a member of our Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. Mr. Patterson is a real estate consultant and financial advisor. From August 2010 until January 2015, Mr. Patterson served as Chief Executive Officer of Boomerang Systems, Inc. He previously served as the Managing Director and the Head of Real Estate Global Principal Investments at Merrill Lynch, where he oversaw real estate investing activities from 2005 to 2009. Mr. Patterson also served as Global Head of Real Estate Investment Banking and Co-Head of Global Commercial Real Estate at the firm until 2009. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, he served as the Global Head of Real Estate Investment Banking at Citigroup from 1996 until 2005. He has been a member of the board of directors for General Growth Properties since 2011, and a member of the board of directors for UDR since 2014. Throughout his career, Mr. Patterson has been involved in a variety of financing and investing activities spanning virtually all types of real estate in most major global property markets. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the College of William and Mary, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Mary Hogan Preusse , , , Director

Mary Hogan Preusse has served as director since May 2017. Ms. Hogan Preusse is a member of our Audit Committee. Ms. Hogan Preusse served as a Managing Director and co-head of Americas Real Estate for APG Asset Management U.S. and was responsible for managing all of the firm’s public real estate investments in North and South America. Ms. Hogan Preusse also served on the Executive Board of APG Asset Management U.S. and has been an active participant in the REIT industry for over 25 years, nearly 17 of which had been at APG. In her role at APG, she was deeply involved in discussion of governance matters as relating to investments and regularly presented to and interacted with corporate boards. Prior to joining APG in 2000, Ms. Hogan Preusse spent eight years as a sell-side analyst covering the REIT sector, and began her career at Merrill Lynch as an investment banking analyst. Ms. Hogan Preusse has served on the board of directors for Kimco Realty since February 2017, where she is a member of its audit, executive compensation, and nominating and corporate governance committees. She also joined the board of VEREIT in February 2017, and sits on its executive compensation and nominating and governance committees. Ms. Hogan Preusse graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, with a degree in Mathematics, and is a member of the Bowdoin College Board of Trustees. In addition, she is also a member of the Real Estate Advisory Board for the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University.

Dennis E. Singleton , , , Director

Dennis E. Singleton has served as a director since 2004. Mr. Singleton is currently Chair of our Compensation Committee. Mr. Singleton served as Chairman of the Board from 2012 until May 2017. Mr. Singleton was a founding partner of Spieker Partners, the predecessor of Spieker Properties, Inc., one of the largest owners and operators of commercial property on the West Coast prior to its $7.2 billion acquisition by Equity Office Properties in 2001. Mr. Singleton served as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Spieker Properties from 1993 to 1995, Chief Investment Officer and Director from 1995 to 1997 and Vice Chairman and Director from 1998 until his retirement in 2001. During his tenure, Mr. Singleton was involved in identifying and analyzing strategic portfolio acquisition and operating opportunities and oversaw the acquisition and development of more than 20 million square feet of commercial property. From 2001 to the present, Mr. Singleton has managed personal investments in real estate. Mr. Singleton received a Bachelor of Science degree from Lehigh University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.

A. William Stein , , , Director

A. William Stein (Bill) is Digital Realty’s Chief Executive Officer and serves on its Board of Directors.

Under Bill’s leadership, Digital Realty has executed a series of transformational transactions that have sharpened the company’s strategic focus and significantly enhanced its product offerings. Bill has overseen a doubling in the size of the company’s total enterprise value, as well as its recent inclusion in the S&P 500 Index.

Prior to being named CEO in 2014, Bill served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer.

Bill has over 30 years of leadership experience at a wide variety of companies. Before joining Digital Realty in 2004, Bill was with GI Partners (Digital Realty’s predecessor private equity fund); Co-Head of VentureBank@PNC and Media and Communications Finance at The PNC Financial Services Group; President and Chief Operating Officer of TriNet Corporate Realty Trust (now part of iStar Financial); Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of TriNet Corporate Realty Trust; and he previously held a number of senior positions with Westinghouse Electric, Westinghouse Financial Services and Duquesne Light Company. In addition, Bill practiced law for eight years, specializing in litigation as well as securities and finance.

Bill also holds leadership roles within the real estate industry. He serves on the executive board of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and is a member of the Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics (FCREUE) Policy Advisory Board. He is also is a member of the University of Pittsburgh Chancellor’s Global Advisory Council (CGAC).

Bill has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Master of Science degree with Distinction from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

Robert H. Zerbst , , , Director

Robert H. Zerbst has served as a director since October 2009. Mr. Zerbst is a member of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Zerbst is currently a private real estate investor.. Mr. Zerbst joined CBRE Global Investors (formerly CB Richard Ellis Investors) as President in 1997. He served as Chief Executive Officer from 1998 through 2007 and served as Chairman during 2007 and 2008 and Special Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer from 2009 to 2010. In 1982, after a career in real estate research and education, Mr. Zerbst founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Piedmont Realty Advisors, a San Francisco-based real estate investment manager. In 1991, Piedmont merged with The RREEF Funds. While a partner at RREEF, Mr. Zerbst was responsible for all investments in the western United States and opportunistic investments nationally. Mr. Zerbst was the chairman and member of the audit and compensation committees of the board of directors of CBRE Realty Trust, a public company, from 2004 through 2009. Mr. Zerbst is past Chairman of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers (NAREIM), past board member of the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF), past member of the Real Estate Round Table, a member of The Asia Society, Northern California Council of Foreign Affairs and the Policy Advisory Board of the Fisher Center at the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley and a Trustee of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Mr. Zerbst received a Bachelor of Arts from Miami University and a Master of Arts in Economics, a Master of Business Administration and a Ph.D. in Finance and Real Estate Economics from The Ohio State University. He has also earned the CRE and MAI professional designations.

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