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Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)

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Costco Wholesale Corporation

999 Lake Drive
Issaquah, WA 98027
United States
425 313 8100

Sector(s)Consumer Defensive
IndustryDiscount Stores
Full-time employees288,000

Key executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear born
Mr. W. Craig JelinekPres, CEO & Director1.25MN/A1952
Mr. Richard A. GalantiExec. VP, CFO & Director1.02MN/A1956
Mr. Joseph P. PorteraExec. VP, COO of Eastern & Canadian Divisions and Chief Diversity Officer959.47kN/A1952
Mr. James P. MurphyExec. VP & COO of International Division877.9kN/A1953
Mr. Ron M. VachrisExec. VP & COO of Merchandising865.48kN/A1965
Mr. Paul G. MoultonExec. VP & Chief Information OfficerN/AN/A1951
Mr. Patrick J. CallansExec. VP of Admin.N/AN/A1962
Mr. Robert E. NelsonSr. VP of Financial Planning & Investor Relations and TreasuryN/AN/AN/A
Mr. John SullivanSr. VP, Gen. Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Sec.N/AN/AN/A
Mr. Richard C. ChavezSr. VP of Costco Wholesale Industries & Bus. Devel.N/AN/AN/A
Amounts are as of 31 December 2020, and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay includes salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in USD.


Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the operation of membership warehouses in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Australia, Spain, France, Iceland, China, and Taiwan. It offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. The company offers sundries, dry groceries, candies, coolers, freezers, liquor, and tobacco and deli products; appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, garden and patio products, sporting goods, tires, toys and seasonal products, office supplies, automotive care products, postages, tickets, apparel, small appliances, furniture, domestics, housewares, special order kiosks, and jewelry; and meat, produce, service deli, and bakery products. It also operates pharmacies, opticals, food courts, hearing-aid centers, and tire installation centers, as well as 636 gas stations; and offers business delivery, travel, same-day grocery, and various other services online in various countries. As of August 29, 2021, the company operated 815 membership warehouses, including 564 in the United States and Puerto Rico, 105 in Canada, 39 in Mexico, 30 in Japan, 29 in the United Kingdom, 16 in South Korea, 14 in Taiwan, 12 in Australia, 3 in Spain, 1 in Iceland, 1 in France, and 1 in China. It also operates e-commerce websites in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and Australia. The company was formerly known as Costco Companies, Inc. and changed its name to Costco Wholesale Corporation in August 1999. Costco Wholesale Corporation was founded in 1976 and is based in Issaquah, Washington.

Corporate governance

Costco Wholesale Corporation’s ISS governance QualityScore as of 26 September 2021 is 7. The pillar scores are Audit: 9; Board: 4; Shareholder rights: 8; Compensation: 6.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while 10 indicates higher governance risk.