Costco Wholesale Corporation Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend

Costco Wholesale Corporation Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend 
ISSAQUAH, WA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/30/14 --  Costco Wholesale
Corporation ("Costco" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: COST) announced that
today its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on
Costco common stock of 31 cents per share. The dividend is payable on
February 28, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business
on February 14, 2014. 
Costco currently operates 648 warehouses, including 461 in the United
States and Puerto Rico, 87 in Canada, 33 in Mexico, 25 in the United
Kingdom, 18 in Japan, 10 in Taiwan, nine in Korea and five in
Australia. Costco also operates electronic commerce web sites in the
U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom and Mexico. 
Certain statements contained in this document 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 Commission. 
Costco Wholesale Corporation
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