SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR) today announced that it plans to sell 2,500,000 shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering. Digital Realty Trust will also grant the underwriter an option to purchase up to an additional 375,000 shares of common stock to cover over-allotments, if any. All of the shares will be issued under Digital Realty Trust's currently effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The Company intends to utilize the net proceeds from the offering to temporarily repay all or a portion of its borrowings under its revolving credit facility, to acquire additional properties, to fund development and redevelopment opportunities and for general corporate purposes. Digital Realty Trust intends to reborrow amounts under its revolving credit facility from time to time to acquire additional properties, to fund development and redevelopment opportunities and for general corporate purposes.
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC will be the sole book-running manager for the offering. A preliminary prospectus supplement and final prospectus supplement related to the public offering will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and final prospectus supplement, when available, may be obtained from Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010 (telephone: (800) 221-1037).
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any state. The offering may be made only by means of a prospectus and related prospectus supplement.
About Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
Digital Realty Trust owns, acquires, redevelops, develops and manages technology-related real estate. The Company is focused on providing Turn-Key Datacenter(SM) and Powered Base Building(SM) datacenter solutions for domestic and international tenants across a variety of industry verticals ranging from information technology and internet enterprises, to manufacturing and financial services. Digital Realty Trust's 75 properties, excluding one property held as an investment in an unconsolidated joint venture, contain applications and operations critical to the day-to-day operations of technology industry tenants and corporate enterprise datacenter tenants. Comprising approximately 13.0 million square feet as of December 31, 2008, including 1.6 million square feet of space held for redevelopment, Digital Realty Trust's portfolio is located in 27 markets throughout Europe and North America. For additional information, please visit Digital Realty Trust's website at http://www.digitalrealtytrust.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements related to the offering and the expected use of the net proceeds, which are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties are described in the reports and other filings by the Company with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007 and the Company's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2008 and September 30, 2008. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
For Additional Information:
A. William Stein Pamela A. Matthews
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Chief Investment Officer Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
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