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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): June 8, 2020

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.)

Four Embarcadero Center, Suite 3200
San Francisco, California

94111

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

(415) 738-6500

(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 G Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock

DLR Pr G

New York Stock Exchange

Series I Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock

DLR Pr I

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 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On June 8, 2020, Digital Realty Trust, Inc. held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders, at which the stockholders voted on proposals as follows:

Proposal 1. Election of directors, each to serve until the 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until a successor for each has been duly elected and qualifies.

Nominees

Votes For

Votes Against

Abstentions

Broker Non-Votes

Laurence A. Chapman

228,281,876

4,227,598

114,734

15,681,113

Alexis Black Bjorlin

232,059,061

474,843

90,304

15,681,113

Michael A. Coke

176,175,365

56,354,241

94,602

15,681,113

VeraLinn Jamieson

232,062,090

472,962

89,156

15,681,113

Kevin J. Kennedy

229,798,669

2,728,766

96,773

15,681,113

William G. LaPerch

174,351,080

58,176,789

96,339

15,681,113

Jean F.H.P. Mandeville

231,440,034

1,091,483

92,691

15,681,113

Afshin Mohebbi

230,785,201

1,744,638

94,369

15,681,113

Mark R. Patterson

215,645,983

16,881,512

96,713

15,681,113

Mary Hogan Preusse

164,802,786

67,731,653

89,769

15,681,113

A. William Stein

231,468,806

1,061,417

93,985

15,681,113

Proposal 2. Ratification of the selection of KPMG LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2020.

Votes For

Votes Against

Abstentions

Broker Non-Votes

244,920,896

3,297,259

87,166

None

Proposal 3. Resolution to approve, on a non-binding, advisory basis, the compensation of our named executive officers (a “say-on-pay vote”).

Votes For

Votes Against

Abstentions

Broker Non-Votes

215,718,856

16,594,141

311,211

15,681,113

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.

Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

By:

/s/    JOSHUA A. MILLS

Joshua A. Mills

Executive Vice President, General Counsel
and Secretary

Date: June 12, 2020

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