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Digital Realty Trust Inc (DLR)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Dennis Singleton

71 2012 Chairman of the Board

A. William Stein

62 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Laurence Chapman

66 2016 Vice Chairman of the Board

Andrew Power

36 2015 Chief Financial Officer

Jarrett Appleby

54 2015 Chief Operating Officer

Cindy Fiedelman

49 2016 Chief Human Resource Officer

Joshua Mills

44 2015 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Edward Sham

56 2010 Senior Vice President, Controller

Matthew Miszewski

45 2013 Senior Vice President - Global Sales and Marketing

Scott Peterson

54 2014 Chief Investment Officer

Michael Henry

53 2015 Chief Information Officer

Kathleen Earley

64 2004 Independent Director

Kevin Kennedy

60 2013 Independent Director

William LaPerch

60 Independent Director

Robert Zerbst

69 2009 Independent Director

John Stewart

2014 Senior Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Dennis Singleton

Mr. Dennis E. Singleton serves as Chairman of the Board of Digital Realty Trust Inc., effective April 23, 2012. 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 Trust in 2001. Mr. Singleton served as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Spieker Properties, Inc. 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. Our Board selected Mr. Singleton to serve as a director because it believes he possesses valuable financial and real estate industry expertise, including extensive experience with the acquisition, financing and operation of commercial property.

A. William Stein

Mr. A. William Stein is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company., effective July 16, 2015. He is no longer Chief Financial Officer of Digital Realty Trust, Inc., effective November 2014, Mr. Stein has served as Chief Financial Officer since July 2004. Previously, he also held the role of Chief Investment Officer from July 2004 until April 2014. Mr. Stein has over 32 years of investment, financial and operating management experience in both large company environments and small, rapidly growing companies. Prior to joining Company, Mr. Stein provided turnaround management advice to both public and private companies. From 2000 to 2001, Mr. Stein served as Co-Head of VentureBank@PNC and Media and Communications Finance at The PNC Financial Services Group where he was responsible for directing the delivery of PNC’s products and services to VentureBank’s high technology and emerging growth client base. Before joining PNC, Mr. Stein was President and Chief Operating Officer of TriNet Corporate Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust, or REIT, that was acquired by Starwood Financial Trust (now called iStar Financial) in late 1999. Prior to being named President of TriNet, Mr. Stein was its Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary. TriNet’s portfolio consisted of office, industrial and retail properties throughout the U.S. Prior to August 2013, Mr. Stein was a member of the board of directors and served on the audit committee and the compensation committee of Wesdome Gold Mines LTD, a public company traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Mr. Stein received 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 Graduate School of Industrial Administration at Carnegie Mellon University.

Laurence Chapman

Mr. Laurence A. Chapman is Vice Chairman of the Board of Digital Realty Trust, Inc., He served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Goodrich Corp. from 1999 until his retirement in 2000. 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. Our Board selected Mr. Chapman to serve as a director because it believes he possesses valuable financial and accounting expertise, including at companies with extensive real estate interests and his extensive experience in his prior positions of Chief Financial Officer.

Andrew Power

Mr. Andrew P. Power is Chief Financial Officer of the Company., effective July 16, 2015. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Power held positions of increasing responsibility at Bank of America Merrill Lynch from 2011 to April 2015, where he most recently served as Managing Director of Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging Investment Banking, and was responsible for relationships with over 40 public and private companies, including the Company. From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Power held similar positions at Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. During his career, Mr. Power has managed the execution of public and private capital raises in excess of $30 billion, including the then-largest REIT IPO, and more than $19 billion of merger and acquisitions transactions. Mr. Power received a Bachelor of Science degree in Analytical Finance from Wake Forest University.

Jarrett Appleby

Mr. Jarrett B. Appleby is Chief Operating Officer of the company effective as of April 20, 2015. Mr. Appleby has more than 25 years of experience as a technology leader, spanning strategy, corporate development, sales and marketing, and global operations, including several executive leadership roles in the data center and telecommunications industry. Prior to joining the Company, from February 2014 to April 2015, Mr. Appleby served as founder and CEO of the Appleby Group, an independent consultancy advising private equity and technology companies. Prior to that, Mr. Appleby was Chief Operating Officer of CoreSite Realty from April 2012 to January 2014, and Chief Marketing Officer of Equinix from December 2008 to April 2012. Mr. Appleby received Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees from Lehigh University.

Cindy Fiedelman

Ms. Cindy A. Fiedelman is Chief Human Resources Officer of the Company. Ms. Fiedelman joined the Company on an interim basis in September 2015 and served as Interim Global Head of Human Resources until December 2015. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Fiedelman served as an independent consultant from April 2015 to September 2015. From March 2013 to April 2015, Ms. Fiedelman served as Vice President, People and Diversity, at American Airlines. In this role she was responsible for talent management and acquisition, global human resources business partners, training, compensation and diversity initiatives. Additionally she led the human resources integration for the merger between American Airlines and US Airways, combining the human resources team and programs, plus leading organizational integration across the company. Prior to joining American Airlines, Ms. Fiedelman served as Vice President, Human Resources and Talent Acquisition, at Avaya, Inc. from October 2006 to March 2013, where she led the global Human Resources Business Partner and Recruiting teams and played a key leadership role in Avaya’s acquisition and integration of the Nortel Enterprise business. Ms. Fiedelman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania.

Joshua Mills

Mr. Joshua A. Mills Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Digital Realty Trust Inc., since December 2010. Mr. Mills joined the Company in April 2005 as General Counsel. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Mills was a corporate attorney with Latham & Watkins LLP where his practice included mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and venture capital financing transactions as well as general company representation. Prior to joining Latham & Watkins, Mr. Mills served as Associate General Counsel for McAfee.com Corporation and as an associate with Shearman & Sterling, LLP. Mr. Mills received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Edward Sham

Mr. Edward F. Sham serves as Senior Vice President, Controller of Digital Realty Trust Inc., since December 2010. He joined the Company in September 2005 as Vice President and Controller, in which position he served until November 2010. With more than 20 years’ experience in accounting and real estate, Mr. Sham held positions as Vice President & Controller of Catellus Development Corporation, now part of Prologis; Controller of Bay Apartment REIT, now Avalon Bay; and Portfolio Controller of O’Connor Realty Advisors. In addition, Mr. Sham was a certified public accountant with Ernst & Young LLP in their real estate group for seven years. Mr. Sham received a Bachelor of Science degree from San Francisco State University and is a member of AICPA and California CPA society.

Matthew Miszewski

Mr. Matthew J. Miszewski serves as Senior Vice President - Global Sales and Marketing of Digital Realty Trust Inc., since January 2013. From January 2011 until joining the Company, Mr. Miszewski was Senior Vice President, Enterprise Sales and the Global Public Sector, at Salesforce.com, an enterprise cloud computing company. Prior to this role, Mr. Miszewski served as General Manager, Worldwide Government at Microsoft from April 2007 to December 2010, where he managed the firm’s Global Public Sector business unit. Previously, Mr. Miszewski worked as Chief Information Officer for the State of Wisconsin, President of an IT consulting firm and partner in a law firm. Mr. Miszewski received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marquette University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Scott Peterson

Mr. Scott E. Peterson is Chief Investment Officer of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. Previously, Mr. Peterson served as our Chief Acquisitions Officer from November 2010 to April 2014 and as Senior Vice President, Acquisitions from October 2004 to November 2010. Mr. Peterson was a managing director of GI Partners from August 2002 until October 2004. While at GI Partners, Mr. Peterson was responsible for property acquisitions with an emphasis on technical properties. Mr. Peterson has over 27 years of real estate experience and, prior to joining GI Partners, was a Senior Vice President with GIC Real Estate, the real estate investment entity for the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, from May 1994 to August 2002. Previously, Mr. Peterson was active in investments, development and asset management with LaSalle Partners, a real estate services company, and Trammell Crow Company, a real estate developer. Mr. Peterson received Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees from Northwestern University.

Michael Henry

Mr. Michael Henry is Chief Information Officer of Digital Realty Trust, Inc., effective April 13, 2015. Mr. Henry has more than 25 years of enterprise-wide business and technology experience. Previously, Mr. Henry served as the Chief Information Officer for Rovi Corp., a technology company, from November 2012 to April 2015. Prior to Rovi, Mr. Henry served as a Senior Managing Partner at Gartner Inc., a technology research company, from June 2012 to November 2012. Prior to that role, Mr. Henry served as Vice President, IT Transformation at Ericsson, a communication technology company, from April 2008 to June 2012. Mr. Henry received a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems Management from the University of San Francisco.

Kathleen Earley

Ms. Kathleen B. Earley is Independent Director of Digital Realty Trust, Inc., since 2004. 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, 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 in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration degree, both from the University of California, Berkeley. Our Board selected Ms. Earley to serve as a director because it believes she possesses valuable expertise in the cloud computing, data communications, hosting and colocation industries, as well as in strategic planning and operations, including extensive experience with sales, marketing and technology-related operations.

Kevin Kennedy

Mr. Kevin J. Kennedy is Independent Director of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. 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 Stock Market LLC. 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 LaPerch

Mr. William G. LaPerch is Independent Director of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. 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 2001 of 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 compensation and nominating and governance committees of Windstream Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Windstream Corporation, a provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions, which is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market. Mr. LaPerch also serves on the board of directors of FirstLight Fiber, Cross River Fiber and Global Capacity, each a privately held company. Until August 2015, Mr. LaPerch was a member of the board of directors and served on the audit, compensation and nominating and governance committees of Imation Corp., a global scalable storage and data security company, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. 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.

Robert Zerbst

Mr. Robert H. Zerbst is Independent Director of Digital Realty Trust, Inc., since October 2009. Mr. Zerbst is currently a private real estate investor. Mr. Zerbst joined CBRE Global Investors (formerly CB Richard Ellis Investors) as President in 1997, and served as Chief Executive Officer from 1998 through 2007, Chairman during 2007 and 2008 and Special Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer from 2009 to 2010. In 1981, 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. In 2013, Mr. Zerbst joined the board of directors and currently serves as a member of the audit committee and nominating and corporate governance committee of HF2 Financial Management, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTWO). 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. He also serves as chairman of Overseas Investor Services, LLC, a privately held investment management firm, and chairman of the advisory board of Chenco Holdings Co., a privately held real estate investment company. Mr. Zerbst received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University and a Master of Arts in Economics, Master of Business Administration and Ph.D. degrees in Finance and Real Estate Economics from The Ohio State University.

John Stewart