Amazon.com 8-K 2008
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
SEPTEMBER 17, 2008
DATE OF REPORT
(DATE OF EARLIEST EVENT REPORTED)
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1200 12TH AVENUE SOUTH, SUITE 1200, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON 98144
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On August 18, 2008, Amazon.com, Inc. (the Company) called for redemption on September 17, 2008, approximately $399 million in principal amount of its outstanding 4.75% Convertible Subordinated Notes due 2009 (the Notes) with CUSIP numbers 023135AD8 and 023135AF3. The redemption price was 100.475% of the principal amount at maturity, plus accrued and unpaid interest from August 1, 2008 through September 16, 2008. Holders of the Notes could elect to convert the Notes into the Companys common stock at a conversion price of $78.0275 at any time until the close of business on September 16, 2008. Between August 18, 2008 and September 16, 2008, the Company received requests to convert a total of $132,372,000 in principal amount of the Notes, and the Company issued 1,696,436 shares of its common stock as a result of such requests. The remaining total of $266,186,000 in principal amount of the Notes was redeemed by the Company on September 17, 2008.
The Company issued shares of its common stock solely to existing security holders upon conversion of the Notes, with no commission or other remuneration paid or given directly or indirectly for soliciting such exchange, pursuant to the exemption from registration provided under Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: September 17, 2008