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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials
For the Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on Thursday, May 28, 2009
The Proxy Statement and Annual Report are available at:
This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.
If you want to receive a paper or e-mail copy of these documents, you must request one. There is no charge to you for requesting a copy. Please make your request for a copy as instructed below on or before May 14, 2009 to facilitate timely delivery.
Dear Amazon.com Shareholder:
The 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Amazon.com, Inc. (the Annual Meeting) will be held at 9:00 a.m., Pacific time, on Thursday, May 28, 2009 at the Seattle Art Museum, Plestcheeff Auditorium, 1300 First Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101 for the following purposes.
|1.||To elect eight directors to serve until the next Annual Meeting of Shareholders or until their respective successors are elected and qualified;|
|2.||To ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Companys independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2009;|
|3.||To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof.|
Our Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the election of each of the nominees to the Board and FOR the ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as independent auditors.
The Board of Directors has fixed April 1, 2009, as the record date for determining shareholders entitled to receive notice of, and to vote at, the Annual Meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof. Only shareholders of record at the close of business on that date will be entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the Annual Meeting. This Notice of Internet Availability of the Companys proxy materials is being mailed to shareholders on or about April 17, 2009.
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|Directions to the Annual Meeting:|
|You can find directions to the Annual Meeting, where you may vote in person, at www.amazon.com/ir|
|Seattle Art Museum|
|1300 First Avenue|
|Seattle, Washington 98101|
|The following materials are available for you to review online:|
|||The Companys Proxy Statement|
|||The Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008|
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VOTE BY INTERNET
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