SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Smith James M.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
FOUR EMBARCADERO CENTER, SUITE 3200

(Street)
SAN FRANCISCO CA 94111

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. [ DLR ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Chief Technology Officer
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
03/07/2014
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 03/07/2014 M (1) 1,089 A (2) 26,032 D
Common Stock 03/20/2014 S 6,093 D $49.9447 19,939 D
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Long-Term Incentive Units (2) (3) 03/07/2014 M 1,089 (2) (4) Common Stock 1,089 $0 3,268 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. The reporting person converted long-term incentive units into common limited partnership units ("Common Units") of Digital Realty Trust, L.P. (the "Operating Partnership"), of which the Issuer is the general partner, and subsequently redeemed the Common Units for shares of the common stock of the Issuer, all in accordance with the requirements of the Limited Partnership Agreement of the Operating Partnership.
2. Long-Term Incentive Units are profits interest units in the Operating Partnership, of which the Issuer is the general partner. Profits interest units may initially not have full parity with Common Units with respect to liquidating distributions; however upon the occurrence of specified events, profits interest units may achieve full parity with Common Units for all purposes. Vested profits interest units that have achieved full parity with Common Units may be converted into an equal number of Common Units on a 1-for-1 basis at any time. Common Units are redeemable for cash based on the FMV of an equivalent number of shares of common stock of the Issuer, or, at the election of the Issuer, for an equal number of shares of the Issuer's common stock, subject to adjustment in the event of stock splits, stock dividends, issuance of stock rights, specified extraordinary distributions or similar events.
3. 1-for-1
4. N/A
Remarks:
This statement of changes in beneficial ownership of securities ("Form 4") of the Issuer is being filed to report transactions that are being reported concurrently on a Form 4 for the Operating Partnership. The changes in beneficial ownership reported on this Form 4 for the Issuer are as a result of the same transactions reported in the Form 4 for the Operating Partnership.
/s/ S. Ryan Black, attorney-in-fact 03/24/2014
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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