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Our Commitment

As part of Starbucks mission we are committed to maintaining our uncompromising principles while we grow. In this regard, our Board of Directors has adopted governance principles and committee charters to lead Starbucks governance practices. Currently, our board has 13 directors, a substantial majority of whom meet all of the independence requirements of NASDAQ® and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Howard Schultz , Starbucks , chairman and chief executive officer

William (Bill) Bradley , Allen & Company LLC , managing director

Mary Dillon , Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. , chief executive officer

Robert M. Gates , former Secretary of Defense

Mellody Hobson , Ariel Investments, LLC , president

Kevin Johnson , Starbucks , president and chief operating officer

Joshua Cooper Ramo , Kissinger Associates , vice chairman

James Shennan, Jr. , Trinity Ventures , general partner emeritus

Clara Shih , Hearsay Social, Inc. , chief executive officer

Javier Teruel , Colgate - Palmolive Company , retired vice chairman

Myron Ullman, III , J.C. Penney Company, Inc. , chief executive officer

Craig Weatherup , Pepsi-Cola Company , retired chief executive officer