Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities and Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 24, 2010
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
Washington   0-20322   91-1325671
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
Identification No.)
2401 Utah Avenue South, Seattle, Washington 98134
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(206) 447-1575
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
At the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Starbucks Corporation (the “Company”) held on March 24, 2010, the shareholders elected each of the Company’s nominees for director to serve for terms of one year and until their successors are elected and qualified. Shareholders also ratified the Audit and Compliance Committee’s selection of Deloitte & Touche LLP to serve as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal 2010. The shareholders did not approve the shareholder proposal regarding a recycling strategy for beverage containers.
The table below shows the voting results:
    For   Against   Abstentions   Non-Votes
Election of Directors
Howard Schultz
    506,390,433       13,954,104       394,583       110,697,266  
Barbara Bass
    510,613,421       9,620,207       505,494       110,697,264  
William W. Bradley
    512,699,508       7,525,555       514,058       110,697,265  
Mellody Hobson
    515,893,555       4,317,223       528,342       110,697,266  
Kevin R. Johnson
    516,161,102       4,043,854       534,166       110,697,264  
Olden Lee
    513,228,206       6,971,115       539,800       110,697,265  
Sheryl Sandberg
    500,417,800       19,787,055       534,266       110,697,265  
James G. Shennan, Jr.
    511,033,521       9,154,669       550,931       110,697,265  
Javier G. Teruel
    497,545,494       22,649,954       543,673       110,697,265  
Myron E. Ullman, III
    515,340,114       4,836,067       562,941       110,697,264  
Craig E. Weatherup
    512,313,199       7,892,633       533,289       110,697,265  
Ratification of independent registered public accounting firm
    625,101,373       5,537,787       797,226          
Shareholder proposal regarding recycling strategy for beverage containers
    42,005,166       332,670,649       146,063,306       110,697,265  



          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.
Dated: March 29, 2010     
  By:   /s/ Troy Alstead    
    Troy Alstead   
    executive vice president, chief financial
officer and chief administrative officer