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QTS Enhances SBA, Community, Employee Support Amidst COVID-19; Chad Williams Quoted

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QTS Realty Trust has announced new initiatives to further support its local communities, employees and customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company reported on Monday.

As COVID-19 pandemic has closed schools, creates job disruptions and health risks, Americans may need to turn to food banks for much-needed support. The food banks are currently under stress to fulfill missions.

QTS will make an additional cash donation to eleven food banks in local communities. The company has established a program in partnership with several leading financial institutions to assist current and prospective customers, who have experienced disruption in their business as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program will seek to help customers with the application and other information needed to potentially qualify for a Small Business Association (SBA) loan, as part of the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

QTS will also continue to support customers during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing software-defined orchestration capability to remotely access, monitor and manage their data center infrastructure through QTS’ Service Delivery Platform.

QTS has published its COVID-19 response plan for customers, employees and partners. The Company has prepared to provide employees with additional relief such as extended time off for managing illness and financial assistance for employee family hardship.

“QTS recognizes the serious impact of this pandemic,” said Chad Williams, QTS CEO. “I have been entrusted with the stewardship of our people, customers and communities. Coming off a year of record volunteerism at QTS in 2019, we believe it is our obligation to step up where we can and provide additional resources to those in need within our local communities.”

About QTS 

QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading provider of data center solutions across a diverse footprint spanning more than 7 million square feet of owned mega scale data center space within North America and Europe. 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.