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Contributions to the Red Cross' Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief Efforts Can Be Made via Amazon Sites

SEATTLE, Mar 11, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Amazon.com, Inc.:

WHAT:

In response to the magnitude 8.9 earthquake that struck Japan, Amazon is working with the Red Cross to help collect funds to assist the victims.

WHY:

Amazon provides a safe and secure platform where those wishing to help can easily make a financial contribution to the relief efforts.

WHEN:

As of today, Amazon customers and the public can visit Amazon sites to find a donation box where they can easily make a contribution to the Red Cross' relief efforts.

WHERE:

For more information contact: Amazon.com Media Relations, 206-266-7180.

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. Kindle, Kindle 3G and Kindle DX are the revolutionary portable readers that wirelessly download books, magazines, newspapers, blogs and personal documents to a crisp, high-resolution electronic ink display that looks and reads like real paper. Kindle 3G and Kindle DX utilize the same 3G wireless technology as advanced cell phones, so users never need to hunt for a Wi-Fi hotspot. Kindle is the #1 bestselling product across the millions of items sold on Amazon.

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

SOURCE: Amazon.com, Inc.

Amazon.com
Mary Osako, 206-266-7180

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