Starbucks Announces the Opening of 100 New Stores in Malaysia over the Next Four Years

  Starbucks Announces the Opening of 100 New Stores in Malaysia over the Next
  Four Years

   Latest store expansion plans reinforce Company’s long-term commitment to
 Southeast Asia; focusing on building the brand holistically – elevating the
            customer experience and investing in local communities

Business Wire

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- June 26, 2013

Ahead of its 15-year anniversary celebrations in Malaysia, Starbucks Coffee
Company(NASDAQ:SBUX) today announced plans to open 100 new stores in Malaysia
over the next four years.

John Culver, group president, Starbucks China and Asia Pacific, Channel
Development and Emerging Brands, reaffirmed the Company’s commitment to
building the brand in Malaysia, and across Southeast Asia, during his two-day
market visit in Kuala Lumpur. Starbucks earlier announced plans to add 100 new
stores in Indonesia over three years, 100 new stores in the Philippines over
the next four years and to double the number of stores in Thailand over the
next five years.

“We have a historic opportunity to become one of the most respected and
enduring brands across Southeast Asia, delivering an unparalleled experience
to Starbucks customers, while supporting local communities. In Malaysia, we
are humbled by the way customers have embraced the Starbucks Experience, and
as we look to celebrate 15 years in this dynamic market, I would like to thank
our partners for earning the trust of our customers and sharing their coffee
passion each and every day,” said Culver. “We will continue to build the
Starbucks brand in Malaysia holistically, adding 100 new stores over the next
four years, evaluating ways to expand across new channels like grocery and
convenience stores, all while staying true to our core values of investing in
our people and in the communities we serve.”

As part of this important 15-year milestone, Starbucks Malaysia recently
announced the launch of its Connecting Communities Program, in conjunction
with the Starbucks Card. Working closely with HOPE Worldwide, the program aims
to create a scalable community project that contributes to small, local
farming villages. Its first project raises funds for banana farming
communities in rural Malaysia. By purchasing select food items, featuring
locally-grown bananas, using their Starbucks Card, customers contribute 15
percent of the purchase price to farmers and their families in Kampung Lubuk
Jaya, Kuala Selangor.Specifically, the funds raised will be used to build a
computer learning center for the children of the farming village.

Starbucks Malaysia will continue to deepen its connections with the Malaysian
community and to leverage its scale to make a positive difference to local
causes that matter most to its Malaysian customers. During the month of April
2013, when Starbucks celebrated its annual Global Month of Service, Starbucks
Malaysia partners and customers contributed a record 19,000 community service
hours, over 30 days, on 32 different local community service activities.

Starbucks entered the Malaysian market with the opening of its first store at
KL Plaza in Kuala Lumpur, in 1998. Today Starbucks has 141 stores across
Malaysia and operates more than 700 stores across six Southeast Asian markets,
including Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and, most
recently, Vietnam.

About Starbucks

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


Starbucks Coffee Company
Christina McPherson, +1 206-318-7100
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