Form 8-K





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): August 22, 2011




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




Washington   0-20322   91-1325671

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

2401 Utah Avenue South, Seattle, Washington 98134

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

(206) 447-1575

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, including Area Code)



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


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Item 8.01 Other Events.

In accordance with Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Starbucks Corporation (the “Company”) insider trading policy, Paula E. Boggs, the Company’s executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, entered into a selling plan on August 22, 2011. Under the selling plan, between September 28, 2011 and February 22, 2012, Ms. Boggs will sell a total of 149,386 shares of the Company’s common stock so long as the market price of the common stock is higher than a minimum threshold price specified in the plan. Up to 70,149 shares may be sold beginning September 28, 2011, and the remaining 79,237 shares of common stock may be sold beginning November 9, 2011.

Rule 10b5-1 permits an insider to implement a written prearranged trading plan entered into at a time when the insider is not aware of any material nonpublic information about the Company and allows the insider to trade on a one-time or regularly scheduled basis regardless of any material nonpublic information about the Company thereafter received by the insider.


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: August 26, 2011      

/s/ Lucy Lee Helm

      Lucy Lee Helm

senior vice president, deputy general counsel and

assistant secretary