SEC Form 4
Washington, D.C. 20549


Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
OMB Number: 3235-0287
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Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*

(Last) (First) (Middle)


(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
executive chairman
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 11/14/2017 A 83,553(1) A $0 29,872,564 D
Common Stock 11/15/2017 M 290,176 A $11.435 30,162,740 D
Common Stock 11/15/2017 S 290,176 D $57.0289(2) 29,872,564 D
Common Stock 2,000,000 I by GRAT
Common Stock 2,000,000 I by spouse
Common Stock 550,181 I by Family Owned LLC
Common Stock 1,060,000 I by GRAT
Common Stock 1,060,000 I by spouse
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Non-qualified Stock Option (Right to Buy) $11.435 11/15/2017 M 290,176 (3) 11/19/2017 Common Stock 290,176 $0 784,050 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Restricted Stock Units ("RSUs") earned on the achievement of performance goals under performance-based RSUs granted on November 16, 2015. The RSUs are scheduled to vest, subject to continued employment, as follows; 41,777 shares on November 16, 2017 and 41,776 shares on November 16, 2018.
2. This transaction was executed in multiple trades at prices ranging from $57.025 to $57.03. The price reported above reflects the weighted average sale price. The reporting person hereby undertakes to provide upon request to the Commission staff, the issuer, or a security holder of the issuer, full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price.
3. The option, representing the right to buy a total of 1,374,226 shares, became exercisable in an increment of 343,558 shares on November 19, 2008, and increments of 343,556 shares each on November 19, 2009, November 19, 2010 and November 19, 2011. The exercise price and number of shares subject to the option were adjusted in accordance with the terms of the stock option plan to reflect the 2-for-1 stock split that occurred on April 9, 2015.
/s/ Robert L. Villasenor, attorney-in-fact for Howard Schultz 11/16/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
Reminder: Report on a separate line for each class of securities beneficially owned directly or indirectly.
* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4 (b)(v).
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