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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 14 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 , executive chairman

Kevin Johnson , Starbucks , president and chief executive officer

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

Rosalind G. Brewer , Sam’s Club , retired president and chief executive officer

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

Robert M. Gates , former Secretary of Defense

Mellody Hobson , Ariel Investments, LLC , president

Jørgen Vig Knudstorp , LEGO Brand Group , executive chairman

Satya Nadella , Microsoft Corporation , chief executive officer and director

Joshua Cooper Ramo , Kissinger Associates , co-chief executive officer and vice chairman

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

Javier G. Teruel , Colgate - Palmolive Company , retired vice chairman

Myron E. Ullman, III , J.C. Penney Company, Inc. , former chairman

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