STARBUCKS CORP (Form: 8-K, Received: 09/12/2019 08:54:47)
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 11, 2019

Starbucks Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

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Washington

 

0-20322

 

91-1325671

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation)

 

(Commission File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

2401 Utah Avenue South, Seattle, Washington 98134

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(206) 447-1575

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title

 

Trading Symbol

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

         

Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share

 

SBUX

 

NASDAQ Global Select Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging Growth Company        

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Selection 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  


Item 5.02           Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On September 11, 2019, the Board of Directors of Starbucks Corporation (the “Company”) increased the number of directors of the Company from 10 to 13 and elected each of Richard E. Allison, Jr., Andrew Campion and Isabel Ge Mahe to serve as a director of the Company. Mr. Allison was appointed to serve on the Company’s Compensation and Management Development Committee. Mr. Campion was appointed to serve on the Company’s Audit and Compliance Committee. Ms. Mahe was appointed to serve on the Company’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Each of the new directors will participate in the standard compensation program for non-employee directors, including, for each director’s first year on the Board, prorated annual compensation.

There is no arrangement or understanding pursuant to which any of the new directors was elected as a director, and there are no related party transactions between the Company and any of the new directors that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

A copy of the press release containing the announcement of election of the new directors is attached as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01           Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

 

  Exhibit No.  

 

 

 Description

 

 

99.1

 

 

 

Press Release of Starbucks Corporation dated September 12, 2019

 

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Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).

 


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

STARBUCKS CORPORATION

         

Dated:   September 12, 2019

 

   

 

By:

 

/s/ Rachel A. Gonzalez

 

 

Rachel A. Gonzalez

 

 

 

executive vice president, general counsel and secretary

Exhibit 99.1

 

LOGO

Starbucks Announces Three New Appointments to Board of Directors

 

   

Company appoints Ritch Allison, Domino’s CEO; Andrew Campion, NIKE CFO; and Isabel Ge Mahe, Apple’s Vice President and Managing Director of Greater China.

   

These additions expand Starbucks Board of world-class, values-based leaders, as it continues to build an enduring company.

SEATTLE (Sept. 12, 2019) – Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) announced today the appointment of Richard (Ritch) E. Allison, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of Domino’s; Andrew (Andy) Campion, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of NIKE; and Isabel Ge Mahe, Apple’s Vice President and Managing Director of Greater China, to the Starbucks Board of Directors. These appointments increase Starbucks Board of Directors to 13.

“As we pursue our goal of building an enduring company, I couldn’t be more excited to have Ritch, Andy and Isabel join our world-class board of directors,” said Kevin Johnson, Starbucks president and chief executive officer. “Their expertise across global technology, retail and customer experience at scale will accelerate our drive to innovate in a way that’s relevant to our customers and inspiring to our partners.”

All three joined the Starbucks Board of Directors effective Sept. 11, 2019. Other members of the Starbucks Board of Directors include: Myron E. Ullman III, Mellody Hobson, Roz Brewer, Mary Dillon, Kevin Johnson, Jorgen Vig Knudstorp, Satya Nadella, Joshua Cooper Ramo, Clara Shih, and Javier Teruel.

Allison has served as Domino’s Chief Executive Officer since July 2018. He previously served as President, Domino’s International from October 2014 to July 2018, after joining the company in March 2011 as Executive Vice President of International. Allison will serve on the company’s Compensation and Management Development Committee.

Campion will serve on the company’s Audit and Compliance Committee. He joined NIKE in 2007 and since 2015 has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of NIKE, Inc., with responsibility for all aspects of strategy and financial management.

Ge Mahe joined Apple in 2008, overseeing the development of cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Near Field Communication (NFC), location and motion technologies for nearly every Apple product. She also played a key role in developing new China-specific features for iPhone and iPad. In her current role, she provides leadership and coordination across Apple’s China-based team. She will join the company’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

“We are pleased to welcome Ritch, Andy and Isabel as new independent directors to the Starbucks board,” said Starbucks Chair Myron E. Ullman III. “The addition of these directors complements our


existing skills and experiences, and we are confident they will provide valuable perspectives as we continue to execute our strategy, drive growth and build long-term shareholder value for Starbucks.”

About Starbucks

Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee. Today, with more than 30,000 stores around the globe, the company 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 stories.starbucks.com or www.starbucks.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable securities laws and regulations, including statements about executing our strategy, driving growth and building shareholder value. Such forward-looking statements are based on current management expectations and satisfactions of certain conditions that are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including market conditions and those risks detailed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the “Risk Factors” section of the Starbucks Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018. The Company assumes no obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements.


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