Company:  COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP /NE ... (COST)
Form Type:  DEF 14A
Filing Date:  12/13/2012 
CIK:  0000909832 
Address:  999 LAKE DRIVE 
City, State, Zip:  ISSAQUAH, Washington 98027- 
Telephone:  (425) 313-8100 
Fiscal Year:  09/01 
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Change: 
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Trade Time: 
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Market Cap: 
$239.50B
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Description of Business
Costco Wholesale Corporation and its subsidiaries (Costco or the Company) began operations in 1983, in Seattle, Washington. We are principally engaged in the operation of membership warehouses in the United States (U.S.) and Puerto Rico, Canada, United Kingdom (U.K.), Mexico, Japan, Korea, Australia, Spain, France, Iceland, China, and through a majority-owned subsidiary in Taiwan. Costco operated 815, 795, and 782 warehouses worldwide at August 29, 2021, August 30, 2020, and September 1, 2019, respectively. The Company operates e-commerce websites in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and Australia. Our common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, under the symbol "COST." We report on a 52/53-week fiscal year, consisting of thirteen four-week periods and ending on the Sunday nearest the end of August.
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  FORM DEF 14A
    NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS
    PROXY STATEMENT
    PROPOSAL 1: ELECTION OF DIRECTORS
      NAME AND TITLE
    Compensation of Directors
    PRINCIPAL SHAREHOLDERS
      BENEFICIAL OWNERS
      BENEFICIAL OWNERS
    EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
    Report of the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors
      COMPENSATION TABLE
      OPTIONS
      OPTIONS AGGREGATE
    Compensation Committee Interlocks and Insider Participation
    Certain Relationships and Transactions
    Report of the Audit Committee
    PROPOSAL 2:
    PROPOSAL 3:
    PROPOSAL 4:
    OTHER MATTERS
    SHAREHOLDER PROPOSALS FOR THE 2014 ANNUAL MEETING
    ANNUAL REPORT TO SHAREHOLDERS AND FORM 10-K
    THIS PROXY CARD IS VALID ONLY WHEN SIGNED AND DATED.