SEPARATION AGREEMENT AND RELEASE
This Separation Agreement and Release (the "Agreement") is entered into by Martin
Coles ("Coles") and Starbucks Corporation ("Starbucks").
A. Coles has been employed by Starbucks as president, Starbucks Coffee International.
Coles employment at Starbucks will terminate on December 1, 2009 (the "Separation
B. Starbucks and Coles enter this Agreement to clarify their respective rights and
responsibilities arising out of the conclusion of Coles employment relationship, including Coles
reaffirmation of post-separation commitments arising under the Confidentiality, Non-Solicitation,
and Non-Compete Agreement dated July 28, 2008 between Starbucks and Coles (the "Non-Competition
Agreement") and the confidentiality agreement set forth in Paragraph 8 (the
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing recitals and the mutual promises
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