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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials
for the Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on Tuesday, June 7, 2011
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Dear Amazon.com Shareholder:
The 2011 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Amazon.com, Inc. (the Annual Meeting) will be held at 9:00 a.m., Pacific Time, on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at the Seattle Art Museum, Plestcheeff Auditorium, 1300 First Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101, for the following purposes:
To elect the eight directors named in the Proxy Statement to serve until the next Annual Meeting of Shareholders or until their respective successors are elected and qualified;
To ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Companys independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2011;
To conduct an advisory vote on executive compensation;
To conduct an advisory vote on the frequency of future advisory votes on executive compensation;
To consider and act upon a shareholder proposal regarding the shareholder ownership threshold for calling a special meeting of shareholders, if properly presented at the Annual Meeting;
To consider and act upon a shareholder proposal regarding an assessment and report concerning climate change, if properly presented at the Annual Meeting; and
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 (i) FOR the election of each of the nominees to the Board; (ii) FOR the ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as independent auditors; (iii) FOR approval, on an advisory basis, of our executive compensation; (iv) for approval, on an advisory basis, of conducting future advisory votes on executive compensation every THREE YEARS; and (v) AGAINST each of the two shareholder proposals.
The Board of Directors has fixed April 11, 2011, 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 proxy materials is being mailed to shareholders on or about April 27, 2011.
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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 Proxy 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, 2010
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