XNAS:COST Costco Wholesale Corp Insider Activity 5 Filing - 9/2/2012

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FORM 5
Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
Form 3 Holdings Reported
Form 4 Transactions Reported
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

ANNUAL STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
SINEGAL JAMES D
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP /NEW [COST]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
__X__ Director _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)

999 LAKE DRIVE
3. Statement for Issuer's Fiscal Year Ended (Month/Day/Year)
09/02/2012
(Street)


ISSAQUAH, WA 98027
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Reporting
(check applicable line)

_X_ Form Filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form Filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned at end of Issuer's Fiscal Year
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 10/19/2011   G 10,204 D $(1) 824,170 D  
Common Stock 12/09/2011   G 1,540 D $(1) 812,721 D  
Common Stock 12/14/2011   G 2,440 D $(1) 802,281 D  
Common Stock 01/17/2012   J 75,518 A $0(2) 877,799 D  
Common Stock 01/17/2012   J 16,784 A $0(3) 894,583 D  
Common Stock 01/17/2012   J 16,784 A $0(4) 911,367 D  
Common Stock 03/21/2012   J 10,103 A $0(3) 873,470 D  
Common Stock 03/21/2012   J 10,103 A $0(4) 883,573 D  
Common Stock 01/17/2012   J 75,518 D $0(2) 1,043,892 I By LLC
Common Stock 01/17/2012   G 50,592 D $0(5) 993,300 I By LLC
Common Stock 01/17/2012   G 50,592 D $0(5) 942,708 I By LLC
Common Stock 01/17/2012   G 50,592 A $0(5) 111,556 I By GRAT
Common Stock 01/17/2012   J 16,784 D $0(3) 94,772 I By GRAT
Common Stock 03/21/2012   J 10,103 D $0(3) 84,669 I By GRAT
Common Stock 01/17/2012   G 50,592 A $0(5) 111,556 I By Spouse's GRAT
Common Stock 01/17/2012   J 16,784 D $0(4) 94,772 I By Spouse's GRAT
Common Stock 03/21/2012   J 10,103 D $0(4) 84,669 I By Spouse's GRAT

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned at End of Issuer's Fiscal Year
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
(A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
SINEGAL JAMES D
999 LAKE DRIVE
ISSAQUAH, WA 98027
  X      

Signatures

Deanna K. Nakashima, attorney-in-fact 10/09/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Personal gift.
(2) Represents shares distributed from LLC to reporting person.
(3) Represents shares distributed from a GRAT to reporting person.
(4) Represents shares distributed to spouse of reporting person by a GRAT of which she is the sole trustee.
(5) Represents transfer of shares from LLC co-managed by reporting person and spouse, each of whom holds a 50% ownership interest in the LLC, to two grantor retained annuity trusts ("GRAT"); reporting person and spouse are the sole trustees of their respective GRATs.

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