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Change in Directors or Principal Officers

Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors;
Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers. At the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Starbucks Corporation (the "Company") held on March 20, 2013 (the "2013 Annual Meeting"), the Company's shareholders approved an amendment and restatement of the 2005 Long-Term Equity Incentive Plan (the "Plan"), including an increase in the number of authorized shares under the Plan. The Board of Directors of the Company (the "Board") had previously adopted the amended and restated Plan on December 12, 2012, subject to shareholder approval.
The amendments to the Plan were: (1) an increase in the number of shares authorized for issuance under the Plan by 45 million shares, (2) an extension of the term of the Plan by 10 years, and (3) certain other administrative changes. The foregoing summary of the Plan amendments is qualified in its entirety by reference to Appendix A to the Company's definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 25, 2013 (the "Proxy Statement") which is incorporated herein by reference. Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
At the 2013 Annual Meeting, the Company's shareholders voted on (1) the election of 12 directors nominated by the Board to serve until the 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and until their successors are elected and qualified, (2) an advisory resolution to approve executive compensation, (3) an amendment and restatement of the Plan, including an increase in the number of authorized shares under the Plan, (4) the ratification of the selection of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending September 29, 2013, and (5) a shareholder proposal to prohibit political spending.
The table below sets forth the number of votes cast for and against, and the number of abstentions and broker non-votes, for each matter voted upon by the Company's shareholders.

Proposal 1: Election of Directors   Votes For   Votes Against   Abstentions        Broker
Howard Schultz                    514,047,145      15,090,509     2,614,629   116,485,582
William W. Bradley                529,367,779       1,381,080     1,003,424   116,485,582
Robert M. Gates                   529,298,061       1,459,468       994,754   116,485,582
Mellody Hobson                    525,520,092       5,264,917       967,274   116,485,582
Kevin R. Johnson                  520,846,073       9,817,429     1,088,781   116,485,582
Olden Lee                         520,507,773      10,193,703     1,050,807   116,485,582
Joshua Cooper Ramo                527,993,149       2,718,041     1,041,093   116,485,582
James G. Shennan, Jr.             515,707,064      14,982,339     1,062,880   116,485,582
Clara Shih                        528,140,588       2,633,467       978,228   116,485,582
Javier G. Teruel                  520,832,748       9,797,722     1,121,813   116,485,582
Myron E. Ullman, III              520,871,574       9,838,436     1,042,273   116,485,582
Craig E. Weatherup                526,044,991       4,653,071     1,054,221   116,485,582

Proposal 2: Advisory Resolution to Votes For Votes Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes Approve Executive Compensation
384,752,383 145,192,112 1,807,788 116,485,582

Proposal 3: Approval of Amended and
Restated 2005 Long-Term Equity Incentive Plan, including an increase in the number of authorized shares under the plan Votes For Votes Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes 488,922,337 41,287,248 1,542,698 116,485,582

Proposal 4: Ratification of Selection of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company's Votes For Votes Against Abstentions Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the fiscal year ended September 29, 2013
638,549,671 7,999,524 1,688,670

Proposal 5: Shareholder Proposal to
Prohibit Political Spending Votes For Votes Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes 19,812,805 499,870,464 12,069,014 116,485,582

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