ISSAQUAH, Wash. -- Costco Cos. here announced the sale of $900 million of zero coupon convertible subordinated notes due Aug. 19, 2017. vertible into a maximum of 10.2 million shares of Costco Cos. common stock at an initial conversion price of $44. The company said approximately $312 million of the proceeds from the offering are expected to be used to redeem Costco Wholesale Corp.'s $300 million principal amount of 5.75% convertible subordinated debentures due 2002, including the ...

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