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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): September 11, 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)

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

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.

On September 11, 2020 the Board of Directors of Costco Wholesale Corporation (the “Company”) adopted amendments to Sections 3.3, 3.4 and 3.6 of the Company’s Bylaws, as amended (the “Bylaws”), to provide for majority voting in non-contested elections of our directors, with plurality voting to continue to apply in contested elections. The amendments will be effective and first apply with respect to the Company’s 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. The existing Bylaws providing for plurality voting and the existing resignation policy will apply with respect to the Company’s 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

The foregoing description of the amendments to the Bylaws is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the text of the amendments, 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.

 

Exhibit

Number

  

Description

3.2    Amendments to Sections 3.3, 3.4 and 3.6 of the Bylaws of Costco Wholesale Corporation, (to be effective and first apply with respect to the Company’s 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders).
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 September 16, 2020.

 

COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION
By:  

/s/ John Sullivan

  John Sullivan
  Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

 

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