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Press release from CNW Group

Starbucks to Celebrate 25th Anniversary Milestone in Vancouver

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Starbucks to Celebrate 25th Anniversary Milestone in Vancouver13:49 EDT Tuesday, June 05, 2012VANCOUVER, June 5, 2012 /CNW/ - In 1987, Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ:SBUX) opened its first store outside of the U.S. at the Seabus Terminal in Vancouver, Canada. Success in Canada demonstrated that the company had the opportunity to establish a global footprint of stores, which ultimately evolved into more than 17,000 stores in 59 countries worldwide. On June 7th, Howard Schultz, Starbucks chairman, president and chief executive officer, along with Mayor Gregor Robertson, will join Starbucks partners (employees), customers and the Vancouver community to commemorate the anniversary.What:To mark its 25th Anniversary in Canada, Starbucks will be making an announcement to celebrate 25 years of local connections with the Vancouver community, and will reveal how Canadians coast-to-coast can celebrate the milestone anniversary.  Who:Howard Schultz, chairman, president and chief executive officer, StarbucksCaroline Ternes, regional director of operations, western Canada, Starbucks CanadaThe Honourable Gregor Robertson, Mayor of the City of Vancouver  Where:Starbucks Gastown Store199 Water StreetVancouver, BC  When:11:00 a.m. PDT  Interviews:Please RSVP to schedule an interview with a Starbucks Canada spokesperson.About Starbucks CorporationSince 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting the highest-quality arabica coffee in the world. Today, with 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 www.starbucks.ca.For further information: Media contact: Emily Palley-Samson emily.palley-samson@edelman.com (416) 849-8944