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June 27, 2016

The Tata group and Starbucks Coffee Company Strengthen Global Partnership with Multiple New Commitments

MUMBAI and SEATTLE, June 27 2016: In a meeting at the iconic Starbucks Reserve® Roastery and Tasting Room in Seattle, Washington, chairman and chief executive officer of Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ: SBUX), Howard Schultz, and chairman, Tata Sons Limited, Cyrus Mistry, announced multiple new joint initiatives last week which expand the existing Tata and Starbucks relationship and strengthen the companies’ commitment to developing the Tata-Starbucks brand and building a different kind of company in India.

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May 2, 2016

Tata Starbucks announces five-day work schedule

Mumbai, May 2,2016: TATA Starbucks Private Limited today announced a bold step towards elevating its partner (employees) experience by adopting a five day work schedule for all of their 1,200+ partners across all TATA Starbucks stores with effect from 15th May, 2016. The move gives partners additional 52 personal days off and greater flexibility in their lives. The five day work schedule marks a first-of-a-kind initiative for a food and beverage retailer in India.

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December 17, 2015

Tata Starbucks Leadership Changes

Mumbai, 17 December 2015: In October, we celebrated the third anniversary of Tata-Starbucks. We are encouraged by how our customers in India have embraced the unique Starbucks Experience in this strategic market with great enthusiasm. Please find attached a letter which Avani Davda, ceo, Tata-Starbucks shared today with the company’s 1,400 partners (employees) in India announcing her decision to pursue opportunities outside of the company. The Tata-Starbucks Board has deep appreciation for what she has done to firmly position Starbucks as the premier coffeehouse in India. In her letter, Avani also announced that Sumi Ghosh has been appointed by the Tata-Starbucks Board as the new ceo of Tata-Starbucks effective January 1, 2016. An eight-year Starbucks partner, he most recently served as the vice president of Starbucks Midwestern U.S. region. Sumi brings three decades of consumer retail experience, including 10 years in brand management and operational leadership roles.

Avani and Sumi will work closely together through early February during this transition. As Starbucks fastest-growing new market, we are taking a long-term view in India and believe there is a tremendous opportunity ahead of us. We wish Avani great success in her future endeavors and welcome Sumi to the Tata-Starbucks family.

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August 27, 2015

Tata Starbucks hosts first Coffee Championship in India

Mumbai, 27 August 2015:Tata Starbucks Pvt. Ltd. hosted the grand finale of the first Starbucks Coffee Championship in India, giving its partners an opportunity to compete with each other on their expertise and knowledge of coffee along with the accuracy of their beverage crafting skills. After many competitive regional rounds testing their coffee skills and acumen, Saili Rane from Starbucks store at Mumbai Domestic Airport earned the title of the ‘Starbucks Coffee Champion’. Rubeena Qureshi from Starbucks at Bandra, Mumbai and Shikhar Hali from Starbucks at Mantri Mall, Bangalore were announced as the runner ups.

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July 23, 2015

Starbucks Strengthens India Commitment with Opening of 75th

MUMBAI, July 23, 2015: Tata Starbucks Private Limited, the 50/50 joint venture between Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX) and Tata Global Beverages Limited, celebrates the opening of the 75th Starbucks store in India. The store located in Mumbai at Bandra, also marks the opening of the 27th store in the city and the 3rd in the buzzing locality of Bandra and Santacruz. With 75 stores now operational across 6 cities, Tata Starbucks Private Limited continues to grow in the market with a commitment to offer the unique Starbucks Experience, unparalleled service, handcrafted beverages, and extensive food offerings to coffee lovers across the country.

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June 15, 2015

Message from Avani Davda, CEO, Tata Starbucks Private Ltd to all Starbucks customers in India

Mumbai, June 15, 2015: Dear Starbucks Customers, I know that many of you have seen the articles appearing in the press that raise concerns about the safety of products by several brands in the food & beverage industry including Tata Starbucks. Let me take this opportunity to reassure you that our all of the products we serve are safe and meet Starbucks and Tata’s global quality standards.

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September 15, 2014

Tata Starbucks Limited commits to creating thriving local neighborhoods

Mumbai, September 15, 2014: As part of the celebrations for the opening of the 50th Starbucks store in India, Tata Starbucks Limited - the 50/50 joint venture between Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX) and Tata Global Beverages Limited – recently completed a full month of community service with its partners (employees) and partner organizations. The Month of Community Service, which took place from 20th July to 19th August 2014, saw more than 1000 partners from 50 Starbucks stores across Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Bangalore and Pune come together to take action to make a positive impact in the neighborhoods local to their stores. The activity was then supplemented by a cleaning activity of Girgaum Chowpatty beach on 09th September 2014 with around 40 partners following the Ganesh Visarjan festivities.

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July 08, 2014

Tata Starbucks Limited celebrates 50 Starbucks store in India with its foray in Chennai

MUMBAI; July 08, 2014 – Tata Starbucks Limited, the 50/50 joint venture between Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX) and Tata Global Beverages Limited, today celebrates the opening of the 50th Starbucks store in India with the launch of its first store at Phoenix Market City, Velachery, Chennai. The company will continue to open more stores and thoughtfully grow in the market with a commitment to offer the unique Starbucks Experience, unrivalled service, handcrafted beverages, extensive food offerings and distinct Third Place, to coffee lovers across the country.

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Jan 20, 2014

Tata Starbucks Ltd. Opens Two More Stores In Bengaluru

Bengaluru; January 20, 2014 – Tata Starbucks Limited, the 50/50 joint venture between Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX) and Tata Global Beverages Limited, today announced its expansion in the garden city of Bengaluru with the launch of two more Starbucks stores. Strategically located at Phoenix Market City and Brigade Orion Mall, the stores are designed to bring to life Bengaluru’s rich coffee heritage and provide an unparalleled coffeehouse experience.

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Nov 22, 2013

Tata Starbucks Limited Continues Expansion In India With The Opening Of The Much Anticipated Flagship Store In The Beautiful “Garden City” Of Bengaluru

BENGALURU, INDIA; November 22, 2013 – Tata Starbucks Limited, the 50/50 joint venture between Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX) and Tata Global Beverages Limited, today celebrates its entry into Bengaluru. Celebrating the heritage of the city, this flagship store is located opposite Raheja Arcade, 7th Block, Koramangala in Bengaluru and opens to customers on Saturday, November 23, 2013. In addition to the flagship store at Koramangala, Tata Starbucks Limited will open two more stores by the end of the year at Phoenix Market City and Orion Mall at Brigade Gateway in Bengaluru.

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Oct 21, 2013

Starbucks Celebrates Its First Year Anniversary In India, Reinforcing Long-Term Commitment To The Market With Launch Of India Estates Blend

MUMBAI; October 21, 2013: Tata Starbucks Limited, the 50/50 joint venture between Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX) and Tata Global Beverages Limited, is celebrating its first anniversary in the Indian market. To celebrate its India journey, the company has created a special India sourced coffee, aptly named India Estates Blend, as a tribute to its customers, partners, coffee producers and roasters.

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Sept 10, 2013

Tata Starbucks Ltd. Expands Its Presence In Mumbai With New Stores

MUMBAI; September 10, 2013 – Tata Starbucks Limited, the 50/50 joint venture between Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX) and Tata Global Beverages Limited, opens two more stores in Mumbai. Continuing its focused expansion in the market, the two new stores located in Bandra and Juhu promise to offer more avenues for customers to enjoy the highest quality coffeehouse experience in their neighborhood.

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Sept 5, 2013

Tata Starbucks Ltd. Brings Starbucks To Pune

PUNE; September 5, 2013 – Tata Starbucks Limited, the 50/50 joint venture between Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX) and Tata Global Beverages Limited is launching the first Starbucks® store in Pune this Sunday. Celebrating the cultural history of the city, this flagship store is located off North Main Road at Koregaon Park – a popular neighborhood in Pune – and promises to offer coffee lovers an enriching and elevated coffeehouse experience. The store will open on Sunday, September 8, 2013 and will be open to customers from 7 AM till 11 PM every day.

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July 22, 2013

Tata Starbucks Limited Welcomes Manmeet Vohra As Director - Marketing And Category

MUMBAI; July 22, 2013 – Tata Starbucks Limited, the 50/50 joint venture between Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX) and Tata Global Beverages Limited, today announced the appointment of Manmeet Vohra as its new Director - Marketing and Category. In her new role, Manmeet will lead all marketing and category aspects for the company in India. Prior to this, she was the Marketing Director at TAG Heuer and brings with her eleven years of extensive marketing experience in the luxury industry.

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July 10, 2013

Starbucks Expands Its Footprint With The Opening Of Its First Store In Gurgaon

GURGAON: July 10, 2013: Tata Starbucks Limited, the 50/50 joint venture between Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX) and Tata Global Beverages Limited, today entered the National Capital Region with the opening of its first store in Gurgaon at Ambience Mall.

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June 3, 2013

Starbucks Expands Presence In Delhi And Mumbai

NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI: June 3, 2013: Tata Starbucks Limited, the 50/50 joint venture between Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX) and Tata Global Beverages Limited, has opened three new stores across Delhi & Mumbai, located at Greater Kailash I - M block market, Nehru Place Metro in New Delhi and R-city Mall, in Mumbai.

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April 3, 2013

Starbucks Continues Expansion At Airport Locations With The Opening Of Its New Store At Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

MUMBAI; April 3, 2013 – Tata Starbucks Limited, the 50/50 joint venture between Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX) and Tata Global Beverages Limited, today announced the opening of its first store at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Following the opening of two stores at the New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) earlier this year, the company continues its expansion in this market segment to extend the Starbucks Experience to more customers.

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Feb 8, 2013

Starbucks Coffee Company And Tata Coffee Limited Inaugurate Roasting And Packaging Plant In Kushalnagar, Karnataka

Kushalnagar, Karnataka; February 8, 2013: In a key partnership milestone between Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX) and Tata Coffee Limited, the two companies today inaugurated a roasting and packaging plant in Kushalnagar in Coorg, Karnataka. This world-class facility enables roasting and packaging of green coffee beans for Starbucks stores in India and over time in select markets around the globe.

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Nov 12, 2012

Tata Starbucks Ltd.’s response to a report about the wage structure in Starbucks stores in India

This in reference to a recent report filed by a UK-based publication on the wage structure of Starbucks in India. Contrary to the information that is provided in the report, it is critical to highlight the importance that Starbucks has always placed on taking care of its people. This is in the form of compensation and benefits, as well as partner development through education, training and engagement; providing partners with an environment that supports and inspires.

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Oct 19, 2012

Starbucks Opens Spectacular Flagship Store in Mumbai, Honoring the Dynamic Culture of India

MUMBAI, India, October 19, 2012 - Tata Starbucks Limited, the 50/50 joint venture between Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX) and Tata Global Beverages Limited, today opened the doors to the first Starbucks store in India. This flagship store is located at the historic Elphinstone Building, Horniman Circle, Mumbai and marks the beginning of the iconic brand’s India journey. In addition to the flagship store at Horniman Circle, Tata Starbucks Limited will launch two more stores in the next week at Oberoi Mall and the Taj Mahal Palace Annexe in Mumbai.

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