COSTCO CEO REPAYS $200,000 IN OPTION GRANTS ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Jim Sinegal, co-founder and chief executive officer of Costco Wholesale here, said last week he has repaid the company $200,000 “to avoid any question” of benefiting from improperly dated stock-option grants, Costco said in a government filing last week. The retailer here said recently it was cooperating with a federal investigation into potential backdating of stock options. Costco has said its own investigation into the matter ...

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