Green Mountain Coffee Roasters’ Board of Directors Elects Norman H. Wesley as Chairman; David Mackay as Independent Director

  Green Mountain Coffee Roasters’ Board of Directors Elects Norman H. Wesley
  as Chairman; David Mackay as Independent Director Interim Chairman Michael
  J. Mardy Returns to Role as Audit Chair

 Recent Appointments Further Enhance Skills, Experience and Attributes of the
    Board of Directors while Providing Strong Leadership for Future Growth

Business Wire

WATERBURY, Vt. -- December 18, 2012

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., (GMCR) (NASDAQ: GMCR), a leader in
specialty coffee and coffee makers, today announced several changes to its
Board of Directors including the election of Norman H. Wesley to the role of
Chairman of the Board of Directors and the appointment of A.D. “David” Mackay
as an independent Director. Michael J. Mardy, who had previously served as
interim Chairman of the Board, will continue in his role as Audit Committee
Chair. Effective December 12, 2012, Mr. Mackay became a Class III Director
with a term that expires at the Company’s 2014 Annual Meeting where he will
stand for election by shareholders. His addition expands GMCR’s Board of
Directors to ten members, eight of whom are independent.

Mr. Wesley, stated, “I am honored to assume the Chairmanship of such an
innovative and dynamic company and would like to formally thank Mike Mardy for
undertaking that responsibility on an interim basis. Our Board also is pleased
to welcome David Mackay, a highly accomplished executive, to the Board. It
remains clear to our entire Board that GMCR is executing against a substantial
opportunity, and the new leadership on the Board, and recently appointed CEO,
Brian Kelly, positions the company for success.”

A.D. “David” Mackay, 57, served as the Chief Executive Officer of Kellogg
Company from December 2006 to January 2011 and as its President from August
2003 to January 2011. Prior to that experience, he served as the Chief
Operating Officer of Kellogg from 2003 to 2006.

In addition to his rich consumer product background Mackay brings significant
international experience to the Board of GMCR, derived from his roles at
Kellogg Australia, United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, as well as his role
as Managing Director of Sara Lee Bakery in Australia. Mr. Mackay is currently
the Non-Executive Chairman of Beam, Inc., serves on the Board of Directors of
Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc., and Woolworths Ltd. Australia. He
previously served as a Director of Kellogg Company and of Fortune Brands, Inc.

Mr. Mackay stated, “Through its ability to marry consumer insight and real
innovation, GMCR has driven extraordinary growth in the coffee category and I
believe the Company can further leverage its single-serve expertise to drive
additional category expansion and opportunity. There is no doubt in my mind
that the Company has a unique platform, a strong connection with the consumer
and a great opportunity to deliver on its financial goals. I look forward to
getting to know my fellow directors and collectively focusing on the long-term
operating success of the Company.”

About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.

As a leader in specialty coffee and coffee makers, Green Mountain Coffee
Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) (NASDAQ: GMCR), is recognized for its award-winning
coffees, innovative Keurig^® Single Cup brewing technology, and socially
responsible business practices. GMCR supports local and global communities by
offsetting 100% of its direct greenhouse gas emissions, investing in
sustainably-grown coffee, and donating a portion of its pre-tax profits to
social and environmental projects.

GMCR routinely posts information that may be of importance to investors in the
Investor Relations section of its website, including news releases and its
complete financial statements, as filed with the SEC. The Company encourages
investors to consult this section of its website regularly for important
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expected performance such as those relating to net sales, earnings, cost
savings, acquisitions and brand marketing support, are "forward-looking
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expected impact of raw material costs and our pricing actions on our results
of operations and gross margins, expected trends in net sales and earnings
performance and other financial measures, the expected productivity and
working capital improvements, the ability to maximize or successfully assert
our intellectual property rights, the success of introducing and producing new
product offerings, ability to attract and retain senior management, the impact
of foreign exchange fluctuations, the adequacy of internally generated funds
and existing sources of liquidity, such as the availability of bank financing,
the expected results of operations of businesses acquired by us, our ability
to issue debt or additional equity securities, our expectations regarding
purchasing shares of our common stock under the existing authorizations, and
the impact of the inquiry initiated by the SEC and any related litigation or
additional governmental inquiry or enforcement proceedings.

These and other forward-looking statements are based on management's current
views and assumptions and involve risks and uncertainties that could
significantly affect expected results. Results may be materially affected by
external factors such as damage to our reputation or brand name, business
interruptions due to natural disasters or similar unexpected events, actions
of competitors, customer relationships and financial condition, the ability to
achieve expected cost savings and margin improvements, the successful
acquisition and integration of new businesses, fluctuations in the cost and
availability of raw and packaging materials, changes in regulatory
requirements, and global economic conditions generally which would include the
availability of financing, interest, inflation rates and investment return on
retirement plan assets, as well as foreign currency fluctuations, risks
associated with our information technology systems, the threat of data
breaches or cyber-attacks, and other risks described in the Company's filings
with the Securities and Exchange Commission.



Suzanne DuLong, 802-488-2600
VP IR & Corporate Comm
Katie Gilroy, 781-205-7345
Corp Comm Manager
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