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Starbucks Annual Meeting of Shareholders

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General Information

Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Time: 10 a.m., doors open 8 a.m. (Pacific Time)
Location: Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at Seattle Center
                321 Mercer Street (between Third and Fourth Avenues)
                Seattle, WA 98109

Seating will be limited to McCaw Hall only, and we cannot guarantee seating for all shareholders. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis.

Shareholders may also log onto a live webcast of the meeting on Wednesday, March 19 by visiting the Investor Relations homepage of our website. The webcast will be available for replay through Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

Admission Requirements
Please note the Starbucks Annual Meeting of Shareholders is a ticketed event. 

On Jan. 24, 2014, we mailed to our shareholders of record a Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials (the “Notice”), which serves as an admission ticket for one shareholder. We also mailed paper copies of the proxy materials to certain shareholders, which includes an admission ticket for one shareholder. 

To be admitted to the meeting you will be required to present a government-issued photo identification (such as a driver's license or passport) and either:

  • The Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials, or; 
  • The admission ticket enclosed with the paper copy of the proxy materials, or;
  • Other proof of share ownership as of the January 9, 2014 record date.

Shareholders holding shares in a joint account may be admitted to the meeting if they provide proof of joint ownership and both shareholders follow the admission requirements described above. We will not be able to accommodate nonshareholder guests at the annual meeting.

The meeting will include:

  • A review of the company’s recent performance 
  • Voting on proposals described in the Proxy Statement, which can be viewed along with the fiscal 2013 Annual Report to Shareholders on the Investor Relations homepage of our website
  • Question and Answer Session 

Disability Accommodations
Starbucks Annual Meeting of Shareholders is accessible. Accessible seating, sign language interpretation, a reserve section for Deaf shareholders and complimentary assistive listening devices are available. If you have a disability accommodation request, please contact Marthalee Galeota at or 206-318-7726.

Bag Check
No large bags, backpacks or similar items will be allowed in the auditorium. Flash photography is prohibited in the auditorium.

Driving Directions and Parking

Please allow for extra travel time due to significant construction projects in the area on and around Mercer Street.

The Mercer Street Parking Garage is located directly across the street from McCaw Hall. A covered skybridge provides easy access between level C of the garage and McCaw Hall. Free parking will be available to shareholders on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Traveling on I-5
Take the Mercer Street exit (exit 167) and travel westbound on Mercer Street toward the Seattle Center. After several blocks you will be diverted onto Broad Street. Continue on Broad Street and then turn right onto Harrison Street. Take the first right onto 5th Avenue; after three blocks, turn left onto Roy Street; take the second left onto 3rd Avenue. The garage entrance will be on your left on 3rd A venue between Mercer Street and Roy Street.

Public Transportation
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