This excerpt taken from the SBUX DEF 14A filed Jan 22, 2009.
All awards to partners, officers, consultants or directors under the 2005 Plan are made at the discretion of the Compensation Committee. Therefore, the benefits and amounts that will be received or allocated under the 2005 Plan are not determinable at this time. However, please refer to the description of grants made to our named executive officers in the last fiscal year described in the Fiscal 2008 Grants of Plan-Based Awards table. Grants made to our non-employee directors in the last fiscal year are described in Compensation of Directors. For further information regarding the potential benefits and amounts for participants in connection with the exchange program, see Plan Benefits Relating to the Exchange Program.