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COSTCO WHOLESALE REPORTS SALES

 KIRKLAND, Wash., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ-NMS: COST) today reported sales of $591 million for the four weeks ended June 6, 1993, an increase of 14 percent from $518 million in the same four-week period of the prior fiscal year. On a comparable warehouse basis, that is warehouses open at least a year, sales increased 3 percent.
 As reported earlier, sales for the third quarter, the 12 weeks ended May 9, 1993, were $1.674 billion, an increase of 14 percent from $1.474 billion in the third quarter of the prior fiscal year; and comparable sales increased 2 percent over the prior year's third quarter. Sales for the first 36 weeks of fiscal 1993, the period ended May 9, 1993, were $5.141 billion, an increase of 16 percent from the year-earlier 36-week period of $4.418 billion; and comparable sales during this 36-week period increased at a 3 percent annual rate.
 The company ended its 1992 fiscal year on Aug. 30, 1992, with
89 warehouses in operation. Since that time 13 new warehouses have been opened, bringing to 102 the number of warehouses now in operation in 15 states and Western Canada. Expansion plans for the remainder of fiscal 1993 include the anticipated opening of six to seven additional warehouse locations.
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 /CONTACT: Richard Galanti of Costco Wholesale, 206-828-8100, ext. 203/
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