2013 Starbucks Annual Meeting of Shareholders

General Information

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
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
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.

Webcast
Shareholders may also log onto a live webcast of the meeting on Wednesday, March 20 by visiting the Investor Relations homepage of our website. The webcast will be available for replay through Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

Ticketing
Please note the Starbucks Annual Meeting of Shareholders is a ticketed event. On Jan. 25, 2013, we mailed to our shareholders of record a Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials (the “Notice”) containing instructions on how to access our Proxy Statement and fiscal 2012 Annual Report to Shareholders. The Notice also provides instructions on how to vote online, or by telephone, and includes instructions on how to receive a paper copy of the proxy materials by mail. The Notice serves as an admission ticket for one shareholder to attend the Annual Meeting of Shareholders.  Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

 On Jan. 25, 2013, we also mailed paper copies of the proxy materials to certain shareholders. If you received a paper copy of the proxy materials in the mail, the Proxy Statement includes an admission ticket for one shareholder to attend the Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

 Each attendee must present the Notice, an admission ticket or other proper form of documentation (as described in the section “Annual Meeting Information” in the proxy statement) to be admitted.

In addition, please be prepared to display a government issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, passport or state-issued identification. Prudent security measures will be taken for the safety of all attendees. Compliance with posted signage is required.

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 non-shareholder guests at the annual meeting.

Agenda
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 2012 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 mgaleota@starbucks.com or 206-318-7726. 

Bag Check
No large bags, backpacks or similar items will be allowed in the auditorium. Cameras and recorders are prohibited in the venue.

Driving Directions and Parking

Mercer Street Parking Garage (directly across the street from McCaw Hall): Driving North or South on Interstate 5 (I-5): Take Exit 167, the Mercer Street/Seattle Center exit. Following the signs to Seattle Center, turn right onto Fairview Avenue; turn left onto Valley, stay in the center or left lanes; Valley becomes Broad Street; turn right on Fifth Avenue North; turn left on Roy Street; turn left on Third Avenue North and left into parking garage.  Parking fee is $15.

Public Transportation
For bus routes and schedules serving the Seattle Center, visit King County Metro Online at http://metro.kingcounty.gov, or call (206) 553-300 or (800) 542-7876. Either Queen Anne neighborhood or Downtown lines may have a route that will serve your area. 

 You can also visit www.seattlecenter.com/transportation for more information.