Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 24, 2018



Starbucks Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)






Washington   0-20322   91-1325671
(State of Incorporation)  


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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Item 1.01

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On October 24, 2018, Starbucks Corporation (the “Company”) amended and restated the Company’s $1.0 billion 364-Day Credit Agreement, dated as of October 25, 2017 (the “Credit Agreement”), to extend the term of the Credit Agreement for an additional 364-day period. Pursuant to the amendment and restatement, the applicable margin for Eurocurrency Rate Loans under the Credit Agreement was increased to 0.92%, and the facility fee increased to 0.08%. All other material terms and conditions of the Credit Agreement were unchanged. The Company’s existing $2,000,000,000 unsecured, revolving credit facility remains unchanged with a scheduled maturity date of October 25, 2022.

The foregoing description is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Credit Agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01         Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits:


Exhibit No.       Description
10.1     Amended and Restated 364-Day Credit Agreement, dated October  24, 2018, among Starbucks Corporation, Bank of America, N.A., in its capacity as Administrative Agent and Swing Line Lender, and the other Lenders from time to time a party thereto.


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: October 26, 2018



  By:   /s/ Sophie Hager Hume                                                     

Sophie Hager Hume


vice president, assistant general

counsel and assistant secretary