Starbucks Announces 2008 Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ: SBUX) will host its 2008 Annual Meeting of Shareholders at 10 a.m. PDT on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 in Seattle, Washington at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at the Seattle Center. Howard Schultz, chairman, president and ceo will discuss the Company's performance as well as unveil transformational initiatives. The meeting will also include shareholder voting on corporate matters. Attendees must present proof of share ownership as of the record date for admission to the venue. A live webcast of the meeting may be accessed via the following address: An archive of the webcast will be available at the same address through April 23, 2008.

About Starbucks
Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting the highest quality arabica coffee in the world. Today, with nearly 16,000 stores and more than 170,000 partners (employees) in 44 countries, Starbucks is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, we bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup. To share in the experience, please visit us in our stores or online at