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ADVISORY/Contributions to American Red Cross Disaster Relief Efforts Can Be Made Via Amazon.com

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--


    WHAT:

    In response to the largest earthquake to strike the globe since
1964 and subsequent tsunamis that have devastated south Asia and
eastern Africa, Amazon.com has established a box on its gateway page
where customers can contribute to the international relief efforts.
    According to the Red Cross, staff and volunteers are being
mobilized to assist with immediate needs, and financial support is the
best way to support relief efforts. The donation box on Amazon.com is
one, easy way for the public to assist the tens of thousands of
victims throughout the region.

    WHY:

    Amazon.com provides a safe and secure platform where those wishing
to help can easily make a financial contribution to the relief
efforts. 100% of contributions will be passed on to the Red Cross for
use in this specific effort.

    WHEN:

    Beginning today, Amazon.com customers and the public can visit
Amazon's gateway page will find a box where they can easily make a
contribution to the American Red Cross.

    WHERE:

    To find this contribution box, go to www.amazon.com.
    For more information contact: Amazon.com Media Relations,
206-266-7180.

About Amazon.com

Amazon.com (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 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 health and personal care, jewelry and watches, gourmet food, sports and outdoors, apparel and accessories, books, music, DVDs, electronics and office, toys and baby, and home and garden.

Amazon.com and its affiliates operate seven Web sites: www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.ca, and www.joyo.com.

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


    CONTACT: Amazon.com
             Craig Berman, 425-829-1767

    SOURCE: Amazon.com

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