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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): January 24, 2020

 

COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Washington

 

0-20355

 

91-1223280

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File No.)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

999 Lake Drive

Issaquah, WA 98027

(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 425-313-8100

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

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Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, par value $.01 per share

 

COST

 

NASDAQ

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).

Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  

 

 


ITEM 5.03 AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OR BYLAWS; CHANGE IN FISCAL YEAR.

The Board of Directors of Costco Wholesale Corporation (the “Company”) adopted amendments to section 3.5 of the Company’s Bylaws, as amended, to permit removal of directors without cause. These amendments became effective on January 24, 2020, upon the filing of a corresponding amendment to the Company’s Articles of Incorporation that was approved by the Company’s shareholders at the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on January 22, 2020.

The foregoing description of the amendments to the Bylaws, as amended, is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the text of the Bylaws, as amended, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 3.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

ITEM 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits. The following exhibit is included in this report:

Exhibit

Number

   

Description

         
 

3.2

   

Bylaws as amended of Costco Wholesale Corporation.

         
 

104

   

Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).

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SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized, on January 29, 2020.

COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION

     

By:

 

/s/ John Sullivan

 

John Sullivan

 

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

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