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This excerpt taken from the COST DEF 14A filed Dec 18, 2008.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS

 


 

TO OUR SHAREHOLDERS:

 

Notice is given that the Annual Meeting of the shareholders of Costco Wholesale Corporation (the “Company”) will be held at the Meydenbauer Center, Center Hall B, 11100 N.E. 6th Street, Bellevue, Washington 98004, on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 4:00 p.m., for the following purposes:

 

1.    To elect five Class I directors to hold office until the 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and until their successors are elected and qualified;

 

2.    To ratify the selection of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent auditors for fiscal year 2009; and

 

3.    To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournments thereof.

 

Only shareholders of record at the close of business on November 21, 2008 are entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the meeting. All shareholders are requested to be present in person or by proxy. For the convenience of those shareholders who do not expect to attend the meeting in person and desire to have their shares voted, a form of proxy and an envelope, for which no postage is required, are enclosed. You may also vote by the Internet or telephone. Any shareholder who later finds that he or she can be present at the meeting, or for any reason desires to do so, may revoke the proxy at any time before it is voted.

 

Please complete, sign, date and mail promptly the accompanying proxy card in the return envelope furnished for that purpose, whether or not you plan to attend the meeting.

 

Voting by the Internet or telephone is fast and convenient, and your vote is immediately confirmed and tabulated. By using the Internet or telephone you help the Company reduce postage and proxy tabulation costs.


This excerpt taken from the COST DEF 14A filed Dec 18, 2007.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS

 


 

TO OUR SHAREHOLDERS:

 

Notice is given that the Annual Meeting of the shareholders of Costco Wholesale Corporation (the “Company”) will be held at the Meydenbauer Center, Center Hall B, 11100 N.E. 6th Street, Bellevue, Washington 98004, on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 4:00 p.m., for the following purposes:

 

1.    To elect five Class III directors to hold office until the 2011 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and until their successors are elected and qualified;

 

2.    To amend the Company’s Second Restated 2002 Stock Incentive Plan to increase the number of shares available to be granted under the plan;

 

3.    To ratify the selection of KPMG as the Company’s independent auditors; and

 

4.    To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournments thereof.

 

Only shareholders of record at the close of business on November 23, 2007 are entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the meeting. All shareholders are requested to be present in person or by proxy. For the convenience of those shareholders who do not expect to attend the meeting in person and desire to have their shares voted, a form of proxy and an envelope, for which no postage is required, are enclosed. You may also vote by the Internet or telephone. Any shareholder who later finds that he or she can be present at the meeting, or for any reason desires to do so, may revoke the proxy at any time before it is voted.

 

Please complete, sign, date and mail promptly the accompanying proxy card in the return envelope furnished for that purpose, whether or not you plan to attend the meeting.

 

Voting by the Internet or telephone is fast, convenient and your vote is immediately confirmed and tabulated. By using the Internet or telephone you help the Company reduce postage and proxy tabulation costs.


This excerpt taken from the COST DEF 14A filed Dec 20, 2006.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS

 


 

TO OUR SHAREHOLDERS:

 

Notice is given that the Annual Meeting of the shareholders of Costco Wholesale Corporation (the “Company”) will be held at the Meydenbauer Center, Center Hall B, 11100 N.E. 6th Street, Bellevue, Washington 98004 on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 4:00 p.m. for the following purposes:

 

1.    To elect four Class II directors to hold office until the 2010 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and until their successors are elected and qualified.

 

2.    To ratify the selection of KPMG as the Company’s independent auditors.

 

3.    To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournments thereof.

 

Only shareholders of record at the close of business on November 27, 2006 are entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the meeting. All shareholders are requested to be present in person or by proxy. For the convenience of those shareholders who do not expect to attend the meeting in person and desire to have their shares voted, a form of proxy and an envelope, for which no postage is required, are enclosed. You may also vote by the Internet or telephone. Any shareholder who later finds that he or she can be present at the meeting, or for any reason desires to do so, may revoke the proxy at any time before it is voted.

 

Please complete, sign, date and mail promptly the accompanying proxy card in the return envelope furnished for that purpose, whether or not you plan to attend the meeting.

 

Voting by the Internet or telephone is fast, convenient and your vote is immediately confirmed and tabulated. By using the Internet or telephone you help Costco reduce postage and proxy tabulation costs.


This excerpt taken from the COST DEF 14A filed Dec 20, 2005.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS

 


 

TO OUR SHAREHOLDERS:

 

Notice is given that the Annual Meeting of the shareholders of Costco Wholesale Corporation (the “Company”) will be held at the Meydenbauer Center, Center Hall A, 11100 N.E. 6th, Bellevue, Washington 98004 on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. for the following purposes:

 

1.    To elect four Class I directors to hold office until the 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and until their successors are elected and qualified.

 

2.    To amend the Company’s Amended and Restated 2002 Stock Incentive Plan to, among other things, increase the number of shares available to be granted under the plan.

 

3.    To consider a shareholder proposal that the Board of Directors take all necessary steps to hold annual elections for all directors.

 

4.    To consider a shareholder proposal that the Company adopt a code of conduct.

 

5.    To ratify the selection of KPMG as the Company’s independent auditors.

 

6.    To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournments thereof.

 

Only shareholders of record at the close of business on December 2, 2005 are entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the meeting. All shareholders are requested to be present in person or by proxy. For the convenience of those shareholders who do not expect to attend the meeting in person and desire to have their shares voted, a form of proxy and an envelope, for which no postage is required, are enclosed. You may also vote by the Internet or telephone. Any shareholder who later finds that he or she can be present at the meeting, or for any reason desires to do so, may revoke the proxy at any time before it is voted.

 

Please complete, sign, date and mail promptly the accompanying proxy card in the return envelope furnished for that purpose, whether or not you plan to attend the meeting.

 

Voting by the Internet or telephone is fast, convenient and your vote is immediately confirmed and tabulated. By using the Internet or telephone you help Costco reduce postage and proxy tabulation costs.


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