Starbucks Announces New Leadership Structure to Drive Next Wave of Global Growth

December 1, 2016

Kevin Johnson, President and COO of Starbucks with Howard Schultz, Chairman and CEO.

Kevin Johnson to become chief executive officer and assume full responsibility for Starbucks global business and operations

Howard Schultz to become executive chairman and focus on retail innovation and accelerating growth of Starbucks ultra-premium retail formats

Seattle, WA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) today announced that Kevin Johnson, president and chief operating officer and a 7-year member of the Starbucks Board of Directors, will expand his responsibilities and assume the role and responsibilities of president and chief executive officer, effective April 3, 2017.

Also effective April 3,