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Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)

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Costco Wholesale Corporation
999 Lake Drive
Issaquah, WA 98027
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Phone: 425-313-8100

Index Membership:N/A
Industry:Discount, Variety Stores
Full Time Employees:112,000

Business Summary 

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.

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Corporate Governance 
Costco Wholesale Corporation’s ISS Governance QuickScore as of Nov 1, 2014 is 10. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 10; Shareholder Rights: 9; Compensation: 3.
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Key Executives 
Mr. Jeffrey H. Brotman , 72
Co-Founder and Chairman
Mr. W. Craig Jelinek , 62
Chief Exec. Officer, Pres and Director
Mr. James D. Sinegal , 78
Co-Founder, Advisor and Director
Mr. Richard A. Galanti , 58
Chief Financial Officer, Exec. VP and Director
Mr. Paul G. Moulton , 63
Chief Information Officer and Exec. VP
Amounts are as of Dec 31, 2013 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc.Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year.
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