Starbucks (SBUX) will hold a virtual annual meeting on March 18 as the state of Washington battles a coronavirus outbreak.
"Due to the emerging public health impact of the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) and to support the health and well-being of our partners and shareholders ... the location of the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Starbucks Corporation has been changed," the company said in a regulatory filing. "In light of public health concerns regarding the coronavirus outbreak, the Annual Meeting will be held in a virtual meeting format only. You will not be able to attend the Annual Meeting physically."
Starbucks had been planning on holding the annual meeting in Seattle. It has set up a website where shareholders can register to participate in the meeting.