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QTS Realty Trust, Inc. Announces Tax Allocations of Dividend Distributions

Jan 18, 2019

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), a leading provider of software-defined and mega scale data center solutions, announced today the tax allocations of 2018 dividend distributions on its common and preferred shares.

The tables included in this press release as exhibits provide the tax treatment of dividends on QTS Realty Trust common stock and preferred stock for 2018. 

For shareholders of QTS Realty Trust, Inc., the Form 1099-DIV summarizes the allocation of 2018 dividends. The amounts indicated on Form 1099-DIV should be reported on shareholders' 2018 federal income tax returns. The exhibits below, presented on a per share basis, are provided for informational purposes only and should only be used to clarify the Form 1099-DIV. The information below has been prepared using the best available information to date. QTS Realty Trust's federal income tax return for the year ended December 31, 2018 has not yet been filed.

Exhibit A
Tax Treatment of 2018 Common Stock Dividends

QTS Realty Trust, Inc.
Common Stock Dividends

Please note that the January 5, 2018 common share distribution is included in the tax allocation for 2018 and the January 8, 2019 common share distribution will be included in the tax allocations for 2019.

Security Description

CUSIP

Ticker
Symbol

Record Date

Payable Date

Total
Distribution
Per Share 

Year Included in Shareholders' Income



2017
(Prior Year)

2019
(Next Year)

2018
(Current Year)

2018
Ordinary
Dividends

Short-term
Capital Gain

Nondividend
Distributions(1)

QTS Realty Trust, Inc Class A Common Stock

74736A 103

QTS

12/05/2017

01/05/2018

$0.390000

$0.000000

$0.000000

$0.390000

$0.232538

$0.000000

$0.157462

QTS Realty Trust, Inc Class A Common Stock

74736A 103

QTS

03/22/2018

04/05/2018

$0.410000

$0.000000

$0.000000

$0.410000

$0.244463

$0.000000

$0.165537

QTS Realty Trust, Inc Class A Common Stock

74736A 103

QTS

06/20/2018

07/06/2018

$0.410000

$0.000000

$0.000000

$0.410000

$0.244463

$0.000000

$0.165537

QTS Realty Trust, Inc Class A Common Stock

74736A 103

QTS

09/20/2018

10/04/2018

$0.410000

$0.000000

$0.000000

$0.410000

$0.244463

$0.000000

$0.165537

QTS Realty Trust, Inc Class A Common Stock

74736A 103

QTS

12/21/2018

01/08/2019

$0.410000

$0.000000

$0.410000

$0.000000

$0.000000

$0.000000

$0.000000

Total

74736A 103

QTS



$2.030000

$0.000000

$0.410000

$1.620000

$0.965927

$0.000000

$0.654073


(1)  Represents a return of stockholders' original investment.

Exhibit B
Tax Treatment of 2018 Series A Preferred Stock Dividends

QTS Realty Trust, Inc.
Series A Preferred Stock Dividends

Please note that the January 15, 2019 series A preferred share distribution has been included in the tax allocations for 2018.

Security Description

CUSIP

Ticker
Symbol

Record Date

Payable Date

Total
Distribution
Per Share 

Year Included in Shareholders' Income



2017
(Prior Year)

2019
(Next Year)

2018
(Current Year)

2018
Ordinary
Dividends

Short-term
Capital Gain

Nondividend
Distributions(1)

QTS Realty Trust, Inc Series A Preferred Stock

74736A 103

QTS

04/05/2018

04/15/2018

$0.148440

$0.000000

$0.000000

$0.148440

$0.148440

$0.000000

$0.000000

QTS Realty Trust, Inc Series A Preferred Stock

74736A 103

QTS

07/15/2018

07/15/2018

$0.445320

$0.000000

$0.000000

$0.445320

$0.445320

$0.000000

$0.000000

QTS Realty Trust, Inc Series A Preferred Stock

74736A 103

QTS

10/15/2018

10/15/2018

$0.445320

$0.000000

$0.000000

$0.445320

$0.445320

$0.000000

$0.000000

QTS Realty Trust, Inc Series A Preferred Stock

74736A 103

QTS

12/31/2018

01/15/2019

$0.445320

$0.000000

$0.000000

$0.445320

$0.445320

$0.000000

$0.000000

Total

74736A 103

QTS



$1.484400

$0.000000

$0.000000

$1.484400

$1.484400

$0.000000

$0.000000


(1)  Represents a return of stockholders' original investment.

Exhibit C
Tax Treatment of 2018 Series B Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock Dividends

QTS Realty Trust, Inc.
Series B Preferred Stock Dividends

Please note that the January 15, 2019 series B cumulative convertible preferred share distribution has been included in the tax allocations for 2018.

Security Description

CUSIP

Ticker
Symbol

Record Date

Payable Date

Total
Distribution
Per Share 

Year Included in Shareholders' Income



2017
(Prior Year)

2019
(Next Year)

2018
(Current Year)

2018
Ordinary
Dividends

Short-term
Capital Gain

Nondividend
Distributions(1)

QTS Realty Trust, Inc Series B Convertible Preferred Stock

74736A301

QTS

09/30/2018

10/15/2018

$1.986111

$0.000000

$0.000000

$1.986111

$1.986111

$0.000000

$0.000000

QTS Realty Trust, Inc Series B Convertible Preferred Stock

74736A301

QTS

12/31/2018

01/15/2019

$1.625000

$0.000000

$0.000000

$1.625000

$1.625000

$0.000000

$0.000000

Total

74736A301

QTS



$3.611111

$0.000000

$0.000000

$3.611111

$3.611111

$0.000000

$0.000000


(1)  Represents a return of stockholders' original investment.

About QTS

QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading provider of data center solutions across a diverse footprint spanning more than 6 million square feet of owned mega scale data center space throughout North America.  Through its software-defined technology platform, QTS is able to deliver secure, compliant infrastructure solutions, robust connectivity and premium customer service to leading hyperscale technology companies, enterprises, and government entities.  Visit QTS at www.qtsdatacenters.com, call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS

Investor Relations Contact:
Stephen Douglas, VP Finance
ir@qtsdatacenters.com

Media Contact:
Carter B. Cromley
(703) 861-7245
carter.cromley@qtsdatacenters.com

 

SOURCE QTS Realty Trust, Inc.


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