ISSAQUAH, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 13, 2004--Costco Wholesale
Corporation (Nasdaq: COST) today announced the election of Susan
Decker, chief financial officer and executive vice president of
finance and administration for Yahoo! Inc., to its board of directors.
Prior to joining Yahoo! in June 2000, Decker was with Donaldson,
Lufkin & Jenrette for fourteen years in equity research, most recently
serving as the global director of equity research.
Jeff Brotman, Chairman of the Board stated: "The Board and the
Company are very pleased to have Ms. Decker serve as a director. Her
breadth of experience in the arenas of strategy, finance and Internet
products and services will be an asset to our Company."
Costco currently operates 443 warehouses, including 328 in the
United States and Puerto Rico, 63 in Canada, 15 in the United Kingdom,
five in Korea, three in Taiwan, five in Japan and 24 in Mexico. The
Company also operates Costco Online, an electronic commerce web site,
at www.costco.com. The Company plans to open nine additional new
warehouses (including the relocation of two existing warehouses to
larger and better-located facilities) prior to the end of the 2004
CONTACT: Costco Wholesale Corporation
Richard Galanti, 425/313-8203
Bob Nelson, 425/313-8255
Jeff Elliott, 425/313-8264
SOURCE: Costco Wholesale Corporation