Starbucks Offers Square Wallet Beginning Today

  Starbucks Offers Square Wallet Beginning Today

 Starbucks extends mobile payment choice and convenience to its customers at
                          participating U.S. stores

Business Wire

SEATTLE -- November 08, 2012

Starting today, Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ:SBUX) will begin accepting
Square’s mobile payment application, Square Wallet, in participating U.S.
company-operated locations. With Square Wallet, Starbucks is giving customers
another way to enjoy a quick, seamless payment experience at approximately
7,000 Starbucks stores.

Starbucks launches Square Wallet mobile payment to its U.S. customers (Photo:
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Starbucks launches Square Wallet mobile payment to its U.S. customers (Photo:
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With Square Wallet people can pay at Starbucks and explore nearby businesses,
browse menu information, store hours and transaction history, all on their
phone. Square Wallet is in addition to Starbucks own mobile payment
applications on iOS and Android™, which are used by Starbucks customers more
than 2 million times each week, and are fully integrated with the Starbucks
Card and My Starbucks Rewards™ programs.

“We look forward to continuing to create amazing connections with our
customers – both in our stores and outside of our stores and offering our
customers choices in how they want to pay. Starbucks was the first national
retailer to offer its own mobile payment technology combined with a
world-class loyalty program in January 2011, and we have seen a tremendous
response from our customers with more than 100 million mobile transactions
occurring in our U.S. stores since its launch,” said Adam Brotman, Starbucks
chief digital officer. “Starbucks believes in the values and vision of Square,
and just three months after announcing our partnership with Square, we are
thrilled to make the convenience of paying with the Square Wallet app
available to our customers starting today.”

Customers simply download Square Wallet to their iOS or Android™ device to set
up an account. Square Wallet is linked to their debit or credit card, so there
is never a need to reload a balance. Customers tap “pay here” and scan their
QR code – similar to the customer experience on the existing Starbucks mobile
payment applications. Their digital receipt appears instantly.

“Square Wallet gives people an easy way to pay at Starbucks and neighborhood
businesses,” said William Henderson, Square Wallet director. “We’re excited to
work with Starbucks to introduce a broad new group of people to the benefits
of using Square."

The Starbucks Digital Network in Starbucks stores will feature the Square
directory so customers can discover neighborhood businesses near their
favorite Starbucks store.

Note: Customers should be running iOS 5.0  or above or Android 2.2 or above on
their mobile device to be able to use Square Wallet.Customers can learn more
at http://www.starbucks.com/squarewallet.

About Starbucks Corporation

Since 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.com.

About Square, Inc.

Square is making commerce easy for everyone. Square's Mobile Card Reader
enables anyone to accept credit cards anywhere, anytime at one simple rate.
Square Register serves as a full point-of-sale system for businesses to accept
payments, track inventory, and share menu and location information. Square
Wallet, available in the US, is the most seamless way to pay, enabling
individuals to pay with their names at their favorite local businesses,
discover new ones nearby, explore menu listings, and store receipts. Founded
in 2009, and headquartered in San Francisco, Square is currently available in
the U.S. and Canada. More information is available at www.squareup.com.

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Contact:

Starbucks Coffee Company
Linda Mills, 206-318-7100
press@starbucks.com
or
Square
Khobi Brooklyn
khobi@squareup.com