Costco Wholesale Corporation Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend

Costco Wholesale Corporation Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend 
ISSAQUAH, WA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/23/14 --  Costco Wholesale
Corporation ("Costco" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: COST) today
announced that on June 22, 2014, its Board of Directors declared a
quarterly cash dividend on Costco common stock of $.355 per share.
The quarterly dividend is payable July 25, 2014, to shareholders of
record at the close of business on July 11, 2014. 
Costco currently operates 657 warehouses, including 464 in the United
States and Puerto Rico, 87 in Canada, 33 in Mexico, 25 in the United
Kingdom, 20 in Japan, 11 in Korea, 10 in Taiwan, six in Australia and
one in Spain. The Company plans to open up to an additional six new
warehouses prior to the end of its fiscal year on August 31, 2014.
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, breaches of security or privacy of
member or business information, 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
Richard Galanti
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