ISSAQUAH, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 27, 2005--Costco Wholesale
Corporation (Nasdaq: COST) today announced that its Board of Directors
has declared a quarterly cash dividend on Costco Wholesale common
stock. The dividend of $0.115 per share is payable August 26, 2005, to
shareholders of record at the close of business on August 5, 2005.
Costco currently operates 457 warehouses, including 337 in the
United States and Puerto Rico, 65 in Canada, 16 in the United Kingdom,
five in Korea, four in Taiwan, five in Japan and 25 in Mexico. The
Company also operates Costco Online, an electronic commerce web site,
at www.costco.com and at www.costco.ca in Canada. The Company plans to
open 3 additional new warehouses prior to the end of its fiscal year
2005, on August 28, 2005.
CONTACT: Costco Wholesale Corporation
Richard Galanti, 425-313-8203
Jeff Elliott, 425-313-8264
SOURCE: Costco Wholesale Corporation