March 23, 2016 / 1:23 PM / in 2 years

Starbucks says reports of rescheduled shareholder meeting false

(Reuters) - Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) said media reports that the company had canceled its shareholder meeting set for Wednesday were false.

A Starbucks Coffee sign is pictured in Geneva, Switzerland, March 11, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

"Media reports that 2016 Starbucks Annual Shareholders meeting has been cancelled are FALSE," Starbucks tweeted. "It's on, full coverage news.starbucks.com." (bit.ly/1Zsda6c)

The meeting will be held as scheduled at 1 p.m. ET in Seattle, the company said.

A notice on website sbuxshareholder.com had said the meeting had been rescheduled due to "exigent business needs". (bit.ly/1U8sBRE)

Reporting by Yashaswini Swamynathan in Bengaluru; Editing by Ted Kerr

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