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Costco Wholesale Corp (COST.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Hamilton James

66 2017 Chairman of the Board

W. Craig Jelinek

65 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Richard Galanti

61 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Ron Vachris

52 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Merchandising

Paul Moulton

66 2013 Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Franz Lazarus

70 2012 Executive Vice President - Administration

John McKay

60 2010 Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer - Northern Division

James Murphy

64 2011 Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer - International

Joseph Portera

65 2010 Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer - Eastern and Canadian Divisions, Chief Diversity Officer

Timothy Rose

65 2013 Executive Vice President - Ancillary Businesses, Manufacturing, and Business Centers

Dennis Zook

68 1993 Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer - Southwest Division and Mexico

Kenneth Denman

58 2017 Director

Susan Decker

54 2004 Independent Director

Daniel Evans

91 2003 Independent Director

John Meisenbach

80 Independent Director

Charles Munger

93 1997 Independent Director

Jeffrey Raikes

2008 Independent Director

James Sinegal

80 2012 Independent Director

John Stanton

62 2015 Independent Director

Mary Wilderotter

61 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Hamilton James

Mr. Hamilton E. James is Chairman of the Board of Costco Wholesale Corporation. He is President and Chief Operating Officer of The Blackstone Group, a global alternative asset manager and provider of financial advisory services, and a member of the board of directors of its general partner, Blackstone Group Management L.L.C. He was previously Chairman of Global Investment Banking at Credit Suisse First Boston USA, Inc.

W. Craig Jelinek

Mr. W. Craig Jelinek is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Jelinek has been President and Chief Executive Officer since January 2012 and a director since February 2010. He was President and Chief Operating Officer from February 2010 to December 2011. Prior to that he was Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Merchandising since 2004.

Richard Galanti

Mr. Richard A. Galanti is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He is no longer Director of Costco Wholesale Corporation, with effect from January 2017. He has been a director of the Company since January 1995, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Company since October 1993. Mr. Galanti’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his extensive knowledge of the Company’s business developed over the course of his long career here, particularly in the areas of finance and financial reporting.

Ron Vachris

Mr. Ron M. Vachris is an Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Merchandising of the company. He was Senior Vice President, Real Estate Development, from August 2015 to June 2016, and Senior Vice President, General Manager, Northwest Region from 2010 to July 2015.

Paul Moulton

Mr. Paul G. Moulton is an Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer of Costco Wholesale Corporation. Mr. Moulton was Executive Vice President, Real Estate Development from 2001 until March 2010.

Franz Lazarus

Mr. Franz E. Lazarus is an Executive Vice President - Administration of Costco Wholesale Corporation. Mr. Lazarus was Senior Vice President, Administration-Global Operations from 2006 to September 2012.

John McKay

Mr. John D. McKay is an Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer - Northern Division of Costco Wholesale Corporation. Mr. McKay was Senior Vice President, General Manager, Northwest Region from 2000 to March 2010.

James Murphy

Mr. James P. Murphy is an Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer - International of Costco Wholesale Corporation. Mr. Murphy was Senior Vice President, International, from 2004 to October 2010.

Joseph Portera

Mr. Joseph P. Portera is an Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer - Eastern and Canadian Divisions, Chief Diversity Officer of the Company. Mr. Portera has held these positions since 1994, and has been the Chief Diversity Officer since 2010.

Timothy Rose

Mr. Timothy L. Rose is an Executive Vice President - Ancillary Businesses, Manufacturing, and Business Centers of Costco Wholesale Corporation. He was Senior Vice President, Merchandising, Food and Sundries and Private Label from 1995 to December 2012.

Dennis Zook

Mr. Dennis R. Zook is an Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer - Southwest Division and Mexico of Costco Wholesale Corporation.

Kenneth Denman

Mr. Kenneth D. Denman is Director of the Company. Most recently, Ken was the president and chief executive officer of Emotient, Inc., which built an artificial-intelligence based platform for measuring facial expressions to predict emotions. Emotient was acquired by Apple in January 2016. Previously he was the chief executive officer at Openwave Systems, Inc. (since renamed Unwired Planet) and iPass, Inc. He is also a member of the boards of directors of Mitek, Inc., Motorola Solutions, Inc., and ShoreTel, Inc.

Susan Decker

Ms. Susan L. Decker is Independent Director of Costco Wholesale Corporation. She has been a principal of Deck3 Ventures LLC, a consulting and advisory firm in Menlo Park, California, since 2009. She served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School during the 2009-10 school year, where she was involved in case development activities and helped develop and teach the Silicon Valley Immersion Program for Harvard Business School. Ms. Decker was President of Yahoo! Inc. from June 2007 to April 2009. Prior to becoming President, she served as the head of one of Yahoo!’s two major business units, the Advertiser and Publisher Group, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from June 2000 to June 2007. She is a director of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and Vail Resorts, Inc. and was previously a director of Intel Corporation, LegalZoom and Pixar.

Daniel Evans

Gov. Daniel J. Evans is an Independent Director of Costco Wholesale Corporation. He has been the chairman of Daniel J. Evans Associates, a consulting firm, since 1989. From 1983 through 1989, he served as a U.S. Senator for the State of Washington, and he was the President of The Evergreen State College from 1977 through 1983. From 1965 through 1977, he served as Governor of the State of Washington. Mr. Evans was previously a director of NIC Inc.

John Meisenbach

Mr. John W. Meisenbach is Independent Director of Costco Wholesale Corporation. He is president and CEO of MCM, a financial services company, which he founded in 1962. He currently serves as a director of M Financial Holdings where he is on the Executive Committee and previously served as Chair of the Securities Committee. He previously served as a director of Expeditors International, where he also was Chair of the Compensation Committee.

Charles Munger

Mr. Charles T. Munger is Independent Director of Costco Wholesale Corporation. He is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., and Chairman of the Board of Directors Corporation.

Jeffrey Raikes

Mr. Jeffrey S. Raikes is Independent Director of Costco Wholesale Corporation. He is the co-founder of the Raikes Foundation. Previously he was the Chief Executive Officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation from 2008 to 2014. Mr. Raikes held several positions with Microsoft Corporation from 1981 to 2008, including President of the Business Division from 2005 to 2008.

James Sinegal

Mr. James D. Sinegal is Independent Director of Costco Wholesale Corporation. He was also President until February 2010 and served as a non-officer employee from January 2012 through April 2013. Mr. Sinegal is a co-founder of the Company and has been a director since its inception.

John Stanton

Mr. John W. Stanton is an Independent Director of the Company. He is the Chairman of First Avenue Entertainment LLLP, which is the owner of the Seattle Mariners, Chairman of Trilogy International Partners, Inc., which operates wireless systems internationally, and Trilogy Equity Partners, which invests in wireless-related companies. Mr. Stanton founded and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Western Wireless Corporation, a wireless telecommunications company, from 1992 until shortly after its acquisition by ALLTEL Corporation in 2005. He was Chairman and a director of T-Mobile USA, formerly VoiceStream Wireless Corporation, a mobile telecommunications company, from 1994 to 2004, and was Chief Executive Officer from 1998 to 2003. Mr. Stanton was a director of Clearwire Corp. from 2008 to 2013, Chairman between 2011 and 2013, and interim Chief Executive Officer during 2011. He is currently a director of Microsoft Corporation and Columbia Sportswear Company.

Mary Wilderotter

Mrs. Mary Agnes Wilderotter is an Independent Director of Costco Wholesale Corporation. She was the Executive Chairman of Frontier Communications from April 2015 until April 2016, and previously served as its chief executive officer for over 10 years since November 2004 and chairman of the board since December 2005. Prior to joining Frontier, she was a senior vice president of Microsoft Corporation from 2002 to 2004. From 1997 to 2002, she was President and Chief Executive Officer of Wink Communications, an interactive telecommunications and media company. Mrs. Wilderotter was a director of Xerox Corporation from 2006 through 2015, of DreamWorks Animation SKG from 2015 to 2016, and of Procter & Gamble Company from 2009 through 2015. She is currently a director of Juno Therapeutics, Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Mrs. Wilderotter currently serves on the President's Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity.

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