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<< Back Completes $75 Million Credit Facility

SEATTLE, WA (December 29, 1997)--, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) today announced that it had completed a $75 million, three-year credit facility led by Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, Inc. Additional information concerning the facility is included in the company's Form 8-K report dated November 7, 1997, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

“This fully-funded credit facility provides with substantially increased resources to execute its long-term strategy,” said Joy Covey,'s Chief Financial Officer. “The additional $75 million in our possession will enhance the company's flexibility as we pursue our goal of extending our leading position in this competitive market. We intend to invest aggressively in building our business and brand, enhancing and expanding our product and service offerings and broadening our distribution relationships,” Covey added., Inc., Earth's Biggest Bookstore, is the leading online retailer of books and is the premier bookseller on, Yahoo!, Netscape,, GeoCities, the AltaVista Search Service, @Home Network, and the Prodigy Shopping Network. offers a catalog of 2.5 million titles, easy-to-use search and browse features, e-mail services, personalized shopping services, Web-based credit card payment, and direct shipping to customers. has virtually unlimited online shelf space and can offer customers a vast selection through an efficient search-and-retrieval interface, as well as streamlined ordering through 1-ClickSM technology.

This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from predicted results. Potential risks and uncertainties include, among others,'s limited operating history, the unpredictability of its future revenues, and risks associated with capacity constraints and management of growth. More information about factors that potentially could affect's financial results is included in the company's final prospectus, dated May 15, 1997, as well as the company's Form 10-Q for the third quarter ended September 30, 1997, both filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission., Inc., is headquartered at 1516 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101. Internet address: Telephone (206) 622-2335., Earth's Biggest Bookstore, and 1-Click are service marks of, Inc. All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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