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Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)

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

Index Membership:N/A
Industry:Discount, Variety Stores
Full Time Employees:103,000

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 offers candy, snack foods, tobacco, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and cleaning and institutional supplies; appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, office supplies, cameras, garden and patio, sporting goods, toys, seasonal items, and automotive supplies; dry and institutionally packaged foods; apparel, domestics, jewelry, house wares, media, home furnishings, and small appliances; and meat, bakery, deli, and produce. The company also operates gas stations, pharmacies, food courts, optical dispensing centers, one-hour photo centers, and hearing aid centers; and travel businesses. In addition, it provides business and gold star (individual) membership services. As of March 6, 2014, it operated 649 warehouses, including 462 warehouses in the United States and Puerto Rico, 87 in Canada, 33 in Mexico, 25 in the United Kingdom, 18 in Japan, 10 in Taiwan, 9 in Korea, and 5 in Australia. Costco Wholesale Corporation also sells its products through online. The company 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 Sep 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. Joseph P. Portera , 62
Chief Operating Officer of Eastern & Canadian Divisions, Chief Diversity 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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