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Starbucks nominates three to board

Rosalind BrewerStarbucks Corporation announced the nominations of Rosalind Brewer, Jørgen Vig Knudstorp and Satya Nadella to the Starbucks board of directors on March 22, 2017.

Rosalind Brewer will bring to the Board extensive insight on large-scale operations and supply chain logistics based on her senior leadership positions with Sam’s Club and Walmart, as well as valuable experience in consumer products and distribution.

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Ms. Brewer has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sam's Club, a division of Walmart, since February 2012.

Walmart recently announced her retirement from the company effective February 1, 2017.

Ms. Brewer currently serves on the Board of Directors for Lockheed Martin Corporation and is Chair of the Board of Trustees for Spelman College, and formerly served as a director of Molson Coors Brewing Company.

Jørgen Vig Knudstorp will provide global executive leadership experience from one of the world’s most renowned toy manufacturers and recognizable brands.

Mr. Knudstorp has served as Executive Chairman of the LEGO Brand Group, the controlling company to the LEGO Group since January 2017.

From October 2004 to December 2016, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the LEGO Group.

Satya Nadella will bring to the Starbucks Board extensive experience and an understanding of how technology will be used and experienced around the world.

Mr. Nadella has served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Microsoft Corporation, a productivity and platform company, since February 2014.

He has held various leadership positions at Microsoft since joining the company in 1992. Mr. Nadella currently serves on the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center board of trustees.

Additionally, James Shennan Jr., a Starbucks director since March 1990, will retire from the Board effective immediately prior to the shareholder meeting in accordance with the company’s Corporate Governance Principles and Practices’ mandatory retirement age requirements.




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