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costco wholesale corp (COST) Details

Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates membership warehouses. The company offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. It provides dry and institutionally packaged foods; snack foods, candy, tobacco, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and cleaning and institutional supplies; appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, garden and patio, and office supplies; meat, bakery, deli, and produce; and apparel, small appliances, and home furnishings. The company also operates gas stations, pharmacies, food courts, optical dispensing centers, photo processing centers, and hearing-aid centers; and engages in the travel business. In addition, it provides gold star (individual) and business membership services. As of October 8, 2014, it operated 664 warehouses, including 469 warehouses in the United States and Puerto Rico, 88 in Canada, 33 in Mexico, 26 in the United Kingdom, 20 in Japan, 11 in Korea, 10 in Taiwan, 6 in Australia, and 1 in Spain. Costco Wholesale Corporation also sells its products through online. The company, formerly known as Costco Companies, Inc., was founded in 1976 and is based in Issaquah, Washington.

112,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 10/15/14
Founded in 1976

costco wholesale corp (COST) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $740.4K
Co-Founder and Chairman
Total Annual Compensation: $740.4K
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $718.9K
Chief Operating Officer of Eastern & Canadian...
Total Annual Compensation: $700.8K
Chief Operating Officer of Southwest & Mexico...
Total Annual Compensation: $683.3K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

costco wholesale corp (COST) Key Developments

Costco Wholesale Corporation Announces Debt Offering

Costco Wholesale Corporation announced the pricing of its offering of $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes. The notes consist of the tranches of $500 million principal amount of 1.75% Senior Notes due February 15, 2020 and $500 million principal amount of 2.25% Senior Notes due February 15, 2022. The company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering and existing cash to pay the previously announced special cash dividend on its common stock of approximately $2.2 billion or $5.00 per share. The special dividend is payable on February 27, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 9, 2015. The offering is expected to close on February 17, 2015, subject to customary closing conditions.

Costco Wholesale Corporation Approves Amendments to Articles of Incorporation

Costco Wholesale Corporation announced that it has approved amendments to the articles of incorporation to reduce the voting standard for removal of directors for cause, at its AGM held on January 29, 2015.

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