Key Developments: Costco Wholesale Corp (COST.O)

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Costco Wholesale Corporation into a long term co-brand credit card agreement with Citi and an acceptance and co-brand agreement with Visa Inc
Monday, 2 Mar 2015 08:00am EST 

Costco Wholesale Corp:Enters into a new co-brand credit card program agreement with Citi and an acceptance and co-brand incentive agreement with Visa Inc.Says implementation of these agreements is subject to purchase of existing co-brand credit card portfolio by Citi.Under terms of agreements, Citi, would become exclusive issuer of Costco's co-brand credit cards and Visa Inc will replace American Express as credit card network for Costco in the United States and Puerto Rico beginning April 1.Says once issued, Costco's co-brand Visa credit card would provide generous rewards to Costco members, serve as Costco membership card, and would be accepted at Costco locations in the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as all merchants worldwide that accept Visa credit cards.  Full Article

American Express Co and Costco U.S. partnership agreements set to end March 31, 2016
Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 07:30am EST 

American Express Co:Says its U.S. co-brand and merchant acceptance agreements with Costco Wholesale Corporation are set to end on March 31, 2016.Current agreements with Costco are set to end on March 31, 2016.Until that time, all American Express credit cards will be accepted at Costco warehouse stores in U.S. and on Costco.com.All co-branded cards from American Express and Costco can be used any place American Express cards are accepted through March 31, 2016.  Full Article

Costco Wholesale Corp announces debt offering; to pay special cash dividend
Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 05:50pm EST 

Costco Wholesale Corp:Announced the pricing of its offering of $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes.Says $500 million principal amount of 1.75 pct. Senior Notes due Feb. 15, 2020.Says $500 million principal amount of 2.25 pct. Senior Notes due Feb. 15, 2022.Costco intends to use the net proceeds from the offering and existing cash to pay the previously announced special cash dividend on its common stock of about $2.2 billion or $5.00 per share.The special dividend is payable on Feb. 27, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Feb. 9, 2015.The offering is expected to close on Feb. 17, 2015.  Full Article

Costco Wholesale Corporation reports special cash dividend of $5.00 per share
Friday, 30 Jan 2015 03:01am EST 

Costco Wholesale Corp:Declared special cash dividend on Costco common stock of $5.00 per share.Payable Feb. 27, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on Feb. 9.  Full Article

Costco Wholesale Corp declares quarterly cash dividend
Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 05:44pm EST 

Costco Wholesale Corp:Says that it has declared a quarterly cash dividend on Costco common stock of 35.5 cents per share.Says the quarterly dividend is payable Feb. 27, 2015.Paid to shareholders of record at the close of business on Feb. 13, 2015.  Full Article

Costco Wholesale Corp announces quarterly cash dividend
Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 04:45pm EDT 

Costco Wholesale Corp:Declares a quarterly cash dividend on Costco common stock of 35.5 cents per share.Payable Nov. 28, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Nov. 14.  Full Article

Costco Wholesale Corp announces quarterly cash dividend
Monday, 23 Jun 2014 06:34pm EDT 

Costco Wholesale Corp:Says that on June 22, 2014, its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on Costco common stock of $.355 per share.Says the quarterly dividend is payable July 25, 2014.Payable to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 11, 2014.  Full Article

Costco Wholesale announces increase in quarterly cash dividend
Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 04:38pm EDT 

Costco Wholesale Corp:Declares a quarterly cash dividend on common stock and approved an increase from $.31 to $.355 per share.Payable on May 30, to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 16.  Full Article

Costco Wholesale Corp announces quarterly cash dividend
Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 06:04pm EST 

Costco Wholesale Corp:Says its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on Costco common stock of $0.31 per share.Says dividend is payable on Feb. 28, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Feb. 14.  Full Article

Fitch Affirms Costco Wholesale Corp's IDR At A+ - Reuters
Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 08:47am EST 

Reuters reported that Fitch Ratings has affirmed Costco Wholesale Corporation's (Costco) Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at A+. The Rating Outlook is Stable.  Full Article

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American Express, Schwab sign co-branded card deal

NEW YORK - American Express Co, which recently gave up a co-branded card venture with retailer Costco, said on Thursday that it has made a new deal with brokerage Charles Schwab Corp to issue cards under both of their names.

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