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Starbucks to Partner with Ai Ni Group to Bring China's Yunnan Coffee to The World

Kunming, China, February 6, 2012 – As part of its ongoing efforts to help elevate the coffee industry in China’s Yunnan Province, Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ: SBUX) announced that it has signed an agreement to form a joint-venture company with Ai Ni Group, one of the province’s most established coffee operators and agricultural companies in Yunnan. The joint-venture company, which will be controlled by Starbucks, will purchase and export high-quality arabica Yunnan coffee beans, as well as operate dry mills in the province.

Starbucks Yundang Road Store in Xiamen

On Apr 30, 2011, Starbucks held a grand opening ceremony for its forth store in Xiamen, Yundang Road Store.
Starbucks Yundang Road Store is located on the first floor of the skirt building of Marco Polo Xiamen by Yundang Lake. It is at the entrance of Coffee Street, and adjacent to Bailuzhou and the People’s Hall.

Starbucks and Chinese government announce Yunnan coffee industry investments

Kunming, China, November 12, 2010– One of China's leading business partners, Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX), today signed Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) agreements with Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Science (YAAS) and People’s Government of Pu’er City, Yunnan Province. At the signing ceremony witnessed by Mr. Kong Chuizhu, Vice Governor, Yunnan Provincial Government and Howard Schultz, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Starbucks, the company agreed to collaborate with the two governmental organizations to help local farmers promote responsible coffee-growing practices and develop localized high-quality coffee. The company intends to accomplish these goals through its investment in and operation of its first ever base farm, a coffee development center, coffee farmer support center, and coffee processing facilities in Pu’er. This initiative completes Starbucks entire value-chain in China and deepens its coffee presence in the country.