Form 8-K COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP For: Jan 21

January 26, 2021 12:05 PM EST

Get instant alerts when news breaks on your stocks. Claim your 1-week free trial to StreetInsider Premium here.
8-K
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP /NEW false 0000909832 0000909832 2021-01-21 2021-01-21

 

 

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 21, 2021

 

 

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 5.07.

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

On January 21, 2020, Costco Wholesale Corporation (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders. There were 442,955,229 shares of common stock entitled to be voted; 358,019,124 shares were voted in person or by proxy. Shareholders voted on the following matters:

 

1.

The election of each of the seven directors nominated by the Board of Directors to hold office until the 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and until their successors are elected and qualified;

 

2.

The ratification of the selection of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent auditors for fiscal year 2021; and

 

3.

The approval, on an advisory basis, of the compensation of the Company’s executive officers for fiscal year 2020 as disclosed in the Company’s definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A for the Annual Meeting filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 10, 2020;

All items were approved. The results of the votes are set forth below:

Election of Directors:

 

Nominees

   For      Withheld      Broker Non-Votes  

Susan L. Decker

     280,039,108        12,988,727        64,991,289  

Kenneth D. Denman

     290,796,981        2,230,854        64,991,289  

Richard A. Galanti

     270,933,440        22,094,395        64,991,289  

W. Craig Jelinek

     288,767,038        4,260,797        64,991,289  

Sally Jewell

     289,573,871        3,453,964        64,991,289  

Charles T. Munger

     262,300,886        30,726,949        64,991,289  

Jeffrey S. Raikes

     283,009,272        10,018,563        64,991,289  

Ratification of the Selection of Auditors:

 

For

  

Against

  

Abstain

    

351,816,445

   5,702,835    499,844   

Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation:

 

For

  

Against

  

Abstain

  

Broker Non-Votes

279,362,438

   12,792,584    872,813    64,991,289


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 26, 2021.

 

COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION
By:  

/s/ John Sullivan

  John Sullivan
  Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary


Serious News for Serious Traders! Try StreetInsider.com Premium Free!

You May Also Be Interested In





Related Categories

SEC Filings