Starbucks chairman, president and ceo Howard Schultz and Starbucks chief financial officer and chief administrative officer Troy Alstead will host a webcast today at 1:30 p.m. PST to discuss this exciting strategic acquisition and its significance to Starbucks growing health and wellness business. The webcast may be accessed on the Investor Relations page of our website at http://investor.starbucks.com. A simultaneous webcast will be available and subsequently archived at Starbucks Newsroom at http://news.starbucks.com.
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 Teavana Teavana is a specialty retailer offering more than 100 varieties of premium loose-leaf teas, authentic artisanal teawares and other tea-related merchandise through 300 company-owned stores and on its website. Founded in 1997, the company offers new tea enthusiasts and tea connoisseurs alike its "Heaven of Tea" retail experience where passionate and knowledgeable "Teaologists" engage and educate them about the ritual and enjoyment of tea. The company's mission is to establish Teavana as the most recognized and respected brand in the tea industry by expanding the culture of tea across the world. To support the tea culture globally, Teavana donates approximately 1% of annual net profits to the Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere, Inc., or "CARE," through its Teavana Equatrade program. For more information, visit http://www.teavana.com. Additional Information and Where to Find It In connection with the proposed acquisition, Teavana intends to file relevant materials with the SEC, including Teavana’s information statement in preliminary and definitive form. Teavana stockholders are strongly advised to read all relevant documents filed with the SEC, including Teavana’s information statement, because they will contain important information about the proposed transaction. These documents will be available at no charge on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. In addition, documents will also be available for free from Teavana by contacting Teavana’s Investor Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org. Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements contained herein are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the applicable securities laws and regulations. Generally, these statements can be identified by the use of words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “feel,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “project,” “should,” “will,” “would,” and similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. These statements are based on information available to Starbucks as of the date hereof, and Starbucks actual results or performance could differ materially from those stated or implied, due to risks and uncertainties associated with its business. These risks and uncertainties include: evolving understanding of the definition of and consumer preference for super-premium tea; continued growth in the health and wellness sector and market acceptance of Starbucks in that sector; the ability of Starbucks to accelerate its growth in the health and wellness sector and in the tea category; the potential introduction of super-premium tea by new market entrants; the ability of Starbucks to successfully integrate Teavana; the long-term success of Starbucks strategy to innovate with new products, enter new categories and expand into new channels of distribution; the requirement to satisfy closing conditions to the merger as set forth in the merger agreement, including expiration of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976; the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against Teavana and others related to the transaction; the ability to retain certain key employees of Teavana; and the risk factors disclosed in Starbucks most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, which Starbucks filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 18, 2011 and the risk factors disclosed in Teavana’s most recent Annual Report on form 10-K, which Teavana filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 13, 2012 and in all filings with the SEC made by Teavana subsequent to the filing of the form 10-K. Forward-looking statements reflect management’s analysis as of the date of this release. Starbucks and Teavana do not undertake to revise these statements to reflect subsequent developments, except as required under the federal securities laws.