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Amazon.com, Inc. Announces Closing of Public Offering of 6 7/8% Convertible Subordinated Notes Due 2010

SEATTLE--Feb. 16, 2000--Amazon.com, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMZN) announced today that it has closed a public offering of 690 million euros aggregate principal amount of its 6 7/8% Convertible Subordinated Notes due 2010.

The notes were offered at par.

The notes and shares of common stock of the company issuable upon conversion of the notes are covered by the company's existing shelf registration statement.

An underwriting group led by Morgan Stanley Dean Witter and including Credit Suisse First Boston and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette offered the notes.

Amazon.com is the world's leading online retailer. Amazon.com directly offers for sale millions of distinct items in categories such as books, music, toys, electronics, videos, DVDs, home improvement products, software and video games. Amazon.com has served over 17 million customer accounts in 150 countries.

Amazon.com's corporate headquarters are at 1200 12th Avenue South, Suite 1200, Seattle, WA 98144-2734, www.amazon.com.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities. An offering shall only be made by means of the prospectus supplement and prospectus. Written copies of the prospectus supplement and prospectus may be obtained by contacting Morgan Stanley Dean Witter at 25 Cabot Square, London, England, E14, 0171-425-6666 or 1585 Broadway, New York, NY, USA, 10036-8293, 212/761-4000.

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may vary. Factors that could cause actual results to vary include those discussed in the prospectus supplement and prospectus and Amazon.com's other Securities and Exchange Commission filings.


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