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Amazon to Expand Fulfillment Center in Phoenix, Arizona

PHOENIX, May 09, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced plans to build an approximately 400,000-square-foot expansion to its fulfillment center in Phoenix, Arizona. Once complete, the facility will be more than 1 million square feet in size, making it one of the larger Amazon fulfillment centers in North America. Amazon operates two additional fulfillment centers in the Phoenix metro area, bringing its total footprint in the state to more than 3 million square feet.

"Over the past four years, we've invested tens of millions of dollars and created hundreds of jobs at our three Phoenix facilities," said Dave Clark, vice-president, Amazon North America Operations. "We look forward to increasing our presence in Arizona with this expansion project, bringing additional dollars and jobs to the state."

"We are committed to growth in Arizona because Governor Brewer and other state officials have demonstrated their commitment to Amazon jobs and investment," said Paul Misener, vice-president, Amazon Global Public Policy.

Amazon has created hundreds of full-time jobs at its Arizona facilities this year. The company is currently seeking candidates for full-time management jobs at its fulfillment centers in Phoenix and Goodyear, Arizona. Available positions include roles in Operations, Human Resources and Technical Support. Interested candidates can apply for jobs online at www.amazon.com/careers.

In the past two weeks, Amazon fulfillment centers in six states have announced hiring plans for full-time jobs with comprehensive benefits, including health care, 401(k), and stock-based awards for employees. Amazon also announced plans for new fulfillment centers in Washington State and Indiana.

Amazon's fulfillment center, located at 6835 West Buckeye Road, opened in 2007. The expansion is expected to be complete in September 2011. Amazon's fulfillment centers in Arizona are operated by Amazon.com.azdc LLC.

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, Kindle with Special Offers 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.

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, 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 most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.

SOURCE: Amazon.com, Inc.

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