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June 01, 2017

QTS Deepens Industry-Leading Compliance Expertise Through New and Expanded Certifications

Announcement highlights QTS’ unique ability to innovate and solve for ever-changing requirements

Overland Park, Kan. (June 1, 2017) – QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), an international provider of data center, cloud and managed hosting services, has further strengthened its industry-leading compliance program with the new European Union (EU) Privacy Shield certification and annual PCI DSS certification which expanded to include eight new QTS locations.

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a worldwide information security standard governing payment card account data protection. QTS’ certification allows customers to control and minimize fraud risks and reduce the ability to compromise sensitive information.

The QTS data centers that have achieved the PCI certification standard include: Atlanta-Metro, Atlanta-Suwanee, Chicago, Dallas-Irving, Dulles – the Vault, Jersey City, Miami, Overland park, Piscataway, Richmond, Sacramento and Santa Clara.

The EU Privacy Shield was designed by the United States Department of Commerce and the European Commission to provide companies with a mechanism to comply with EU data protection requirements. With this certification, QTS will provide its customers and the products delivered to them the data protections required by the European Union data protection authorities. 

“Achieving and maintaining PCI, EU Privacy Shield and other compliance standards is of paramount importance to QTS and our customers who rely on us to keep their data safe and maintain our systems in line with current standards,” said Oliver Schmidt, Chief Audit Executive – QTS. “We are proud that QTS has a compliance program in place that ensures our ability to meet the data safety needs of our customers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.”

QTS’ flexible, integrated approach to compliance allows the company to simultaneously solution for multiple compliance standards to provide one of the most comprehensive solutions among data center providers. With a dedicated, in-house compliance team, QTS has created a clear definition of responsibility which allows customers to leverage QTS' compliant products and services.

About QTS
QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading provider of secure, compliant data center, hybrid cloud and managed services. QTS features the nation’s only fully integrated technology services platform providing flexible, scalable solutions for the federal government, financial services, healthcare and high tech industries. QTS owns, operates or manages more than 5 million square feet of data center space and supports more than 1,100 customers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. In addition, QTS' Critical Facilities Management (CFM) provides increased efficiency and greater performance for third-party data center owners and operators. For more information, please visit www.qtsdatacenters.com, call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.

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