This excerpt taken from the AMZN DEF 14A filed Apr 27, 2007.
Re: Amazon.com, Inc. 2007 Annual Meeting of Shareholders
Dear 401(k) Plan Participant:
The Amazon.com 401(k) Plan allows each plan participant to direct the voting of the shares of common stock of Amazon.com, Inc. that are held in the participants 401(k) plan account. By following the instructions for internet or telephone voting on the enclosed proxy card, or by marking, signing and mailing the proxy card in the envelope provided, you may instruct Vanguard Fiduciary Trust Company, the trustee of the Amazon.com 401(k) Plan, how to vote the shares of the Company credited to your 401(k) plan account on the matters presented at the Companys 2007 Annual Meeting. The Plan trustee will vote as you have directed. All shares for which a proxy card was not timely received will be voted by the trustee on each matter in the same proportion as shares actually voted by participants who timely delivered proxy cards. Your proxy card will be kept confidential and will not be disclosed to the Company.
Participant proxy cards will be tabulated by the Companys transfer agent, Mellon Investor Services. To be timely, your proxy card must be received by Mellon Investor Services no later than 11:59 PM Eastern Time on June 11, 2007.
The Proxy Statement for the 2007 Annual Meeting and the Companys 2006 Annual Report can be viewed online at www.amazon.com/ir.