Press Release

<< Back
U2 Performs ''With or Without You'' and ''Origin of the Species'' Exclusively on Amazon.com

Exclusive Sneak Preview of U2's Upcoming CD/DVD "U218 Singles --

             Limited Edition" Viewable Only On Amazon.com

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 8, 2006--Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN) is offering U2 fans an exclusive sneak preview of two popular songs "With or Without You" and "Origin of the Species" from their forthcoming CD/DVD, U218 Singles -- Limited Edition, available for preorder now on Amazon.com. Beginning today, fans and Amazon.com customers can visit www.amazon.com/U2, where they can watch the Grammy-winning group perform these two U2 favorites at a live concert in Milan, Italy.

"U2 is the No. 2 top-selling artist of all time on Amazon.com," said Peter Faricy, vice president of music at Amazon.com. "We look forward to sharing this groundbreaking exclusive performance from the world-renowned band with our customers."

U218 Singles -- Limited Edition, a CD/DVD Combo, is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.com for $23.99, a discount of 20 percent. The U218 Singles CD is available for pre-order for $8.99, a discount of 36 percent. The album and CD/DVD will be released on November 21.

Journalists interested in receiving more information on Amazon.com exclusive content can contact an Amazon.com spokesperson via http://www.amazon.com/pr or the Amazon.com Media Hotline at 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 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 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, 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.

Forward Looking Statement

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, 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, significant amount of indebtedness, inventory, limited operating history, government regulation and taxation, payments, fraud, consumer trends, and new business areas. 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 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005, and all subsequent filings.


    CONTACT: Amazon Media Hotline, 206-266-7180
             www.amazon.com/pr

    SOURCE: Amazon.com, Inc.

Contact Amazon PR

For Non-media Inquiries:
Amazon Customer Service
For Kindle Marketing/Brand Inquiries:
Kindle Brand Use Guidelines