Starbucks is the premier roaster, marketer and retailer of specialty coffee in
the world, operating in 62 countries. Formed in 1985, Starbucks Corporation�s
common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (�NASDAQ�) under the
symbol �SBUX.� We purchase and roast high-quality coffees that we sell, along
with handcrafted coffee, tea and other beverages and a variety of fresh food
items, through company-operated stores. We also sell a variety of coffee and tea
products and license our trademarks through other channels such as licensed
stores, grocery and national foodservice accounts. In addition to our flagship
Starbucks brand, our portfolio also includes goods and services offered under
these brands: Teavana, Tazo, Seattle�s Best Coffee, Starbucks VIA, Starbucks
Refreshers, Evolution Fresh, La Boulange and Verismo.
Our objective is to maintain Starbucks standing as one of the most recognized
and respected brands in the world.