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Famous Technology Leader Joins Dutch Bros Coffee Board of Directors

PASS GRANTS, Oregon – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Dutch Bros Inc. (“Dutch Bros Coffee”), a west coast-based drink drive company that aims to make a huge difference one cup at a time, has announced the appointment of Stephen Gillett to its board of directors. administration and Audit and Risk Committees of the Board. Gillett brings significant C suite leadership experience to several industry leading brands including Verily, Symantec and Best Buy. In addition to his executive roles, Mr. Gillett has board experience for public companies in the technology and retail fields, including Chipotle and Symantec, and serves on the board of directors of the company. of consumer technology Discord. He also sits on the Board of Trustees of the University of Oregon, Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact.

“The technology is at the forefront of our industry and the key to our growth,” said Joth Ricci, President and CEO of Dutch Bros Coffee. “Stephen’s experience as a senior executive, his deep and groundbreaking work in cybersecurity and technology, and his dedication to connecting with communities will be invaluable to Dutch Bros. ”

Gillett is COO at Verily, an Alphabet company founded at the convergence of healthcare, data science and technology. Previously, he was the co-founder and CEO of Chronicle, an Alphabet cybersecurity company that is now part of Google Cloud. He has also served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Board Member of Symantec, Executive Vice President and President of Best Buy Digital and Business Operations, and was part of the founding leadership team of the transformation of Starbucks as CIO and CEO of Digital Ventures.

“I have had the privilege of seeing up close how the interplay between modern technology, digital capabilities and business operations can grow and improve an organization to create differentiated experiences with its customers and partners,” said Gillett. “Dutch Bros is at a key point in its growth, where I hope to share these experiences and help the management team achieve their goals.

Stephen holds an MBA from San Francisco State University and a BS from the University of Oregon.

Dutch Bros Inc.

Dutch Bros is a fast growing Drive-Thru Store Operator and Franchisor focused on serving high QUALITY Craft Beverages with unmatched SPEED and SUPERIOR SERVICE. Founded in 1992 by brothers Dane and Travis Boersma, Dutch Bros. started with a double-head espresso machine and cart in Grants Pass, Oregon. While espresso-based drinks are still at the heart of our business, Dutch Bros. now offers a wide variety of unique and customizable cold and hot drinks that delight a wide range of customers. Dutch Bros is more than the products it serves, it is dedicated to making a huge difference in the lives of its employees, customers and communities. The combination of high-quality craft drinks, a unique driving experience, and a community-driven, people-focused culture has enabled Dutch Bros. to successfully open new stores and continue to share the “Dutch Luv” in over 500 locations in 11 states as of September 30, 2021.

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