Costco Wholesale Corporation Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend

Costco Wholesale Corporation Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend 
ISSAQUAH, WA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/29/13 --  Costco Wholesale
Corporation ("Costco" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: COST) today
announced that on October 29, 2013, its Board of Directors declared a
quarterly cash dividend on Costco common stock of 31 cents per share.
The quarterly dividend is payable November 29, 2013, to shareholders
of record at the close of business on November 15, 2013. 
Costco currently operates 642 warehouses, including 457 in the United
States and Puerto Rico, 86 in Canada, 34 in Mexico, 25 in the United
Kingdom, 18 in Japan, 10 in Taiwan, nine in Korea and three in
Australia. The Company plans to open up to an additional seven new
warehouses prior to the end of calendar year 2013. Costco also
operates electronic commerce web sites, at (U.S.), (Canada), (United Kingdom), and (Mexico). 
Certain statements contained in this document and the pre-recorded
telephone message constitute forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. For
these purposes, forward-looking statements are statements that
address activities, events, conditions or developments that the
Company expects or anticipates may occur in the future. Such
forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may
cause actual events, results or performance to differ materially from
those indicated by such statements. These risks and uncertainties
include, but are not limited to, domestic and international economic
conditions, including exchange rates, the effects of competition and
regulation, uncertainties in the financial markets, consumer and
small business spending patterns and debt levels, conditions
affecting the acquisition, development, ownership or use of real
estate, amounts expected to be spent on expansion plans, actions of
vendors, rising costs associated with employees (including health
care costs), energy, and certain commodities, geopolitical conditions
and other risks identified from time to time in the Company's public
statements and reports filed with the Securities and Exchange
Costco Wholesale Corporation
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