October 15, 2013 Corporate

Starbucks Come Together Petition Approaches 2 Million Signatures and Counting

Starbucks Come Together Petition Approaches 2 Million Signatures and Counting

SEATTLE, October 15, 2013  – Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ:SBUX) issued the following update regarding the company’s Come Together petition urging elected leaders in Washington, DC to reopen the government, pay our debts on time and pass a bi-partisan and comprehensive long-term budget deal by the end of the year:

Petitions are continuing to arrive from Starbucks nearly 7,000 company-operated stores in the U.S. The number of signatures is approaching 2 million. Tomorrow, Starbucks will deliver collected petitions to Congress and the President. More petitions are expected to arrive over the next few days from other organizations and the remainder of Starbucks company-operated stores. The company would like to thank our partners (employees), our customers and the other companies and organizations that have joined the effort including AOL, Caterpillar, Marriott and a host of non-profit organizations.

About Starbucks

Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee. Today, with more than 25,000 stores around the globe, 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 our stores or online at news.starbucks.com and Starbucks.com.

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