SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): October 28, 2014
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
999 Lake Drive
Issaquah, WA 98027
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: 425-313-8100
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On October 28, 2014, the Compensation Committee (the Committee) of the Board of Directors of Costco Wholesale Corp. (the Company) approved the fiscal 2015 performance criteria for bonuses to executive officers. Under these criteria, executive officers are eligible to receive bonuses, up to $200,000 depending on the individual, based on the achievement of specified targets relating to pre-tax income and operational characteristics relevant to the executives area of responsibility. See Exhibit 10.1. The bonus amounts will be recommended by the Chief Executive Officer, subject to further approval of the Committee, based on the performance criteria referenced above.
Item 8.01. Other Events
The Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on the Companys common stock. The dividend of 35.5 cents per share declared on October 28, 2014, is payable November 28, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 14, 2014.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
|(d)||Exhibits. The following exhibit is included in this report:|
|10.1.||Fiscal 2015 Executive Bonus Plan.|
|99.1.||Press release dated October 28, 2014.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized, on October 29, 2014.
|COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION|
|Richard A. Galanti|
|Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|