Funding projects that benefit the environment

In June 2015, Digital Realty became the first data center REIT to issue a green bond. In 2019, Digital Realty issued its second green bond, €1.025 billion Euro-issuance. Green Bonds are standard bonds with green features, designed to fund projects that have beneficial impacts on the environment compared to business as usual.

Proceeds from the 2015 green bond were used to support the development of nine sustainable projects located in four countries that have received certification in accordance with LEED, BREEAM, or CEEDA sustainable rating standards. Additional information can be found in the Green Bond Use of Proceeds Statement.

Continuing to put sustainability commitments into action, in January 2019 Digital Realty became the first data center REIT to issue Green Euro Bonds. The initial offering consists of €850 million of Euro-denominated 2.500% Guaranteed Notes due 2026 (“Euro Notes”). The net proceeds from these Euro Notes will be allocated towards Eligible Green Projects, including the development and redevelopment of such projects.

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Additional information about our efforts can be found in our ESG report.

Total 2015 Green Bond Allocation: $493,055,000¹

Project/Location Certification
3825 NW Aloclek Place
Hillsboro, Oregon, U.S.
43830 Devin Shafron Drive, Building F
Ashburn, Virginia, U.S.
Unit 1, Power Avenue, Manor Royal
Crawley, Surrey, UK
7500 Metro Center Drive
Austin, Texas, U.S.
900 Quality Way
Richardson, Texas, U.S.
1-11 Templar Road
Sydney, Australia
98 Radnor Drive
Melbourne, Australia
Grange Castle, Nangor Road
Dublin, Ireland
43940 Digital Loudoun Plaza, Building G
Ashburn, Virginia, U.S.

¹ Net proceeds from issuance of 3.950% Notes due 2022.

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