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Costco Wholesale Corp (COST.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Hamilton James

68 2017 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

W. Craig Jelinek

66 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Richard Galanti

62 1995 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Director

Paul Moulton

67 2010 Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

James Klauer

56 2018 Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer - Northern Division

Franz Lazarus

72 2012 Executive Vice President - Administration

Russ Miller

61 2018 Executive Vice President - Southwest Division and Mexico

James Murphy

65 2010 Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer - International

Joseph Portera

66 2010 Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer - Eastern and Canadian Divisions, Chief Diversity Officer

Timothy Rose

66 2012 Executive Vice President - Ancillary Businesses, Manufacturing, and Business Centers

Ron Vachris

53 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer - Merchandising

Susan Decker

56 2004 Independent Director

Kenneth Denman

60 2017 Independent Director

John Meisenbach

82 Independent Director

Charles Munger

95 1997 Independent Director

Jeffrey Raikes

60 2008 Independent Director

John Stanton

63 2015 Independent Director

Mary Wilderotter

63 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Hamilton James

Mr. Hamilton E. James serves as Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Costco Wholesale Corporation. Hamilton E. James has been a director of the Company since August 1988. He was the Lead Independent Director from 2005 until becoming the non-executive Chairman of the Board in August 2017. He was until March 1, 2018, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Blackstone Group, a global alternative asset manager and provider of financial advisory services and is currently its Executive Vice Chairman. He is also a member of the board of directors of its general partner, Blackstone Group Management L.L.C. He was previously a director of Credit Suisse First Boston USA, Inc. Mr. James’s qualifications to serve on the Board include the knowledge and experience he has gained, and contributions he has made, during his tenure as a director of our Company and his broad-ranging experiences in the financial services industry, including senior leadership positions.

W. Craig Jelinek

Mr. W. Craig Jelinek serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. W. Craig Jelinek has been a director and President of the Company since February 2010, and Chief Executive Officer since January 1, 2012. Mr. Jelinek previously was President and Chief Operating Officer from February 2010 until January 2012, and was Executive Vice President in charge of merchandising beginning in 2004. He spent the previous twenty years in various management positions in warehouse operations. Mr. Jelinek’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his extensive knowledge of our Company’s business developed over his long career here, particularly in the areas of operations and merchandising.

Richard Galanti

Mr. Richard A. Galanti serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Director of the Company. Richard A. Galanti has been a director of the Company since January 1995 and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company since October 1993. Mr. Galanti’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his extensive knowledge of the Company’s business, developed over his long career here, particularly in the areas of finance and financial reporting.

Paul Moulton

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

James Klauer

Mr. James C. Klauer is an Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer - Northern Division of the Company. Mr. Klauer was Senior Vice President, Non Foods and E-commerce merchandise, from 2013 to January 2018.

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.

Russ Miller

Mr. Russ D. Miller is an Executive Vice President - Southwest Division and Mexico of the Company. Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Southern Division and Mexico. Mr. Miller was Senior Vice President, Western Canada Region, from 2001 to January 2018.

James Murphy

Mr. James P. Murphy serves as 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, 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 serves as Executive Vice President - Ancillary Businesses, Manufacturing, and Business Centers of Costco Wholesale Corporation. Mr. Rose was Senior Vice President, Merchandising, Food and Sundries and Private Label, from 1995 to December 2012.

Ron Vachris

Mr. Ron M. Vachris is an Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer - Merchandising of the company. Mr. Vachris 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.

Susan Decker

Ms. Susan L. Decker serves as Independent Director of Costco Wholesale Corporation. Susan L. Decker has been a director of the Company since October 2004. She is Chief Executive Officer and a co-founder of Raftr, a digital media product, launched in 2017. She also serves as an adviser to several Internet start-ups. During the 2009 school year, she was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School. From 2000 to 2009, Ms. Decker served in various executive management roles at Yahoo! Inc., including President from 2007 to 2009 and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2000 to 2007. She is a director of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Vail Resorts, Inc. and SurveyMonkey and was previously a director of Intel Corporation and Pixar. Ms. Decker’s qualifications to serve on the Board include the knowledge and experience she has gained, and contributions she has made, during her tenure as a director of our Company, her service on the boards of other public companies, and her broad-ranging experiences, including senior leadership positions, in the areas of finance, technology and marketing.

Kenneth Denman

Mr. Kenneth D. Denman serves as Independent Director of the Company. Kenneth D. Denman was elected to the Board in March 2017. He is a Venture Partner at Sway Ventures. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Emotient, Inc., a developer of technology to analyze facial expressions, until the company was acquired by Apple in January 2016. Previously, Mr. Denman was the Chief Executive Officer of Openwave Systems, Inc. and iPass, Inc. and a Senior Vice President for MediaOne. He is a member of the boards of directors of LendingClub Corp., Mitek Systems, Inc. and Motorola Solutions, Inc. Previously he was a director at ShoreTel Inc. and United Online, Inc. Mr. Denman served in the Edward V. Fritzky chair as visiting professor at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business in the 2012 school year. Mr. Denman also serves on the board of directors of the Foster School and the University of Washington Foundation. Mr. Denman’s qualifications to serve on the Board include knowledge and experience from service on the boards of other public companies, and his broad-ranging experiences, including chief executive and other leadership positions, in the areas of technology and international business.

John Meisenbach

Mr. John Walter Meisenbach serves as Independent Director of Costco Wholesale Corporation. John W. Meisenbach has been a director of the Company since its inception. Mr. Meisenbach was the CEO of MCM, a financial services company that he founded in 1962, from 2008 to 2013, and chairman of the board of directors until the company was sold in 2015 to Assured Partners. He previously served as a director of Expeditors International, where he was Chair of the Compensation Committee. He currently serves as a director of M Financial Holdings Inc. where he is on the Executive Committee and previously served as Chair of the Securities Committee. Mr. Meisenbach’s qualifications to serve on the Board include the knowledge and experience he has gained, and contributions he has made, during his tenure as a director of our Company, his service on the boards of other public companies, and his broad-ranging experiences in the insurance industry.

Charles Munger

Mr. Charles T. Munger serves as Independent Director of Costco Wholesale Corporation. Charles T. Munger has been a director of the Company since January 1997. He is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Daily Journal Corporation. Mr. Munger’s qualifications to serve on the Board include the knowledge and experience he has gained, and contributions he has made, during his tenure as a director of our Company, his service on the boards of other public companies, and his broad-ranging experiences in the areas of investments, finance, and insurance.

Jeffrey Raikes

Mr. Jeffrey S. Raikes serves as Independent Director of Costco Wholesale Corporation. Jeffrey S. Raikes has been a director of the Company since December 2008. He is the co-founder of the Raikes Foundation, the mission of which is to empower young people to transform their lives. He was the Chief Executive Officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation from 2008 to 2014. Mr. Raikes held several positions with Microsoft Corp. from 1981 to 2008, including President of the Business Division from 2005 to 2008. Mr. Raikes' qualifications to serve on the Board are his broad-ranging experiences, including senior leadership positions, in the areas of technology and marketing and at the world's largest foundation.

John Stanton

Mr. John W. Stanton serves as Independent Director of the Company. John W. Stanton has been a director of the Company since October 2015. He is the Chairman of Trilogy International Partners, Inc., which operates wireless systems internationally, Trilogy Equity Partners, which invests in wireless-related companies, and First Avenue Entertainment LLLP, which is the owner of the Seattle Mariners. 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 Trilogy International Partners, Microsoft Corp., GameChanger Media, Inc. and was previously a director of Columbia Sportswear Company. Mr. Stanton's qualifications to serve on the Board are his broad-ranging experiences, including senior leadership positions, in the areas of telecommunications and technology, and service on the boards of other companies.

Mary Wilderotter

Mrs. Mary Agnes Wilderotter serves as Independent Director of Costco Wholesale Corporation. Mary Agnes (Maggie) Wilderotter has been a director of the Company since October 2015. She is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Grand Reserve Inn. She was the Executive Chairman of Frontier Communications, a public telecommunications company, from April 2015 until April 2016. Mrs. Wilderotter served as Frontier's Chief Executive Officer from 2004 to 2015 and Chairman of the Board from December 2005. Prior to joining Frontier, she was a senior vice president of Microsoft Corp. 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 previously a director of Xerox Corporation, DreamWorks Animation SKG, and The Procter & Gamble Company. She is currently a director of Cadence Design Systems, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and DocuSign. Mrs. Wilderotter served in 2016 on the President's Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. Her qualifications to serve on the Board include the knowledge and experience she has gained, and contributions she has made, during her service on the boards of over thirty public companies in her career, and her broad-ranging corporate experiences, including senior leadership positions, in the areas of telecommunications and technology.

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