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): March 4, 2019



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 5.02

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On March 4, 2019, Starbucks Corporation (the “Company”) promoted Jill L. Walker, 47, to senior vice president, Corporate Financial Services and chief accounting officer. In this capacity, Ms. Walker continues to report to Patrick J. Grismer, executive vice president, chief financial officer, and serves as the Company’s principal accounting officer. Mr. Grismer continues as the Company’s principal financial officer, with principal accounting officer responsibility transferring from him to Ms. Walker.

Ms. Walker joined the Company in March 2000, has served as vice president, controller, since April 2013 and held a number of accounting, financial reporting and finance roles with the Company prior to being named controller. Before joining the Company, Ms. Walker was an audit manager with KPMG LLP. In connection with Ms. Walker’s promotion, she was awarded restricted stock units with an economic value of $250,000, vesting over four years based on continued employment, together with customary adjustments to her base salary and target bonus reflecting her change in position.

There are no family relationships, as defined in Item 401 of Regulation S-K, between Ms. Walker and any of the Company’s executive officers or directors or persons nominated or chosen to become a director or executive officer. There are no transactions in which Ms. Walker has an interest requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


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 4, 2019




/s/ Rachel A. Gonzalez


Rachel A. Gonzalez

      executive vice president, general counsel and secretary