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Amazon.com Launches Inauguration Store

New Store Features Everything Customers Need to Get Ready for the Presidential Inauguration

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 5, 2009--With just 15 days until a historic presidential inauguration, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced the launch of the Inauguration Store (www.amazon.com/inauguration). The store features everything customers need to get ready to attend the event, host an inauguration party or watch from home.

"A lot of people will be participating in the upcoming inauguration, whether they are planning to attend or host a party at home," said Craig Berman, director of communications for Amazon.com. "We want to make it as easy as possible for customers to prepare for the historic event."

The Inauguration Store features a countdown to the event, along with a host of product ideas to help customers prepare. Those who are attending can find top cameras, outerwear and other items to stay warm and capture history at the event. For those watching from home, the store features the latest in home entertaining and Barack Obama-related souvenirs and memorabilia.

To check out the Amazon Inauguration Store, visit www.amazon.com/inauguration.

About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as books, movies, music & games, digital downloads, electronics & computers, home & garden, toys, kids & baby, grocery, apparel, shoes & jewelry, health & beauty, sports & outdoors, and tools, auto & industrial.

Amazon Web Services provides Amazon's developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Examples of the services offered by Amazon Web Services are Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS), Amazon Flexible Payments Service (Amazon FPS), and Amazon Mechanical Turk.

Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.ca, and the Joyo Amazon websites at www.joyo.cn and www.amazon.cn.

As used herein, "Amazon.com," "we," "our" and similar terms include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition, management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, significant amount of indebtedness, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007, and subsequent filings.

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