This excerpt taken from the AMZN 8-K filed Feb 1, 2008.
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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On January 31, 2008, Amazon.com, Inc. (Amazon.com) and Audible, Inc. (Audible) issued a joint press release to announce their entry into an Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of January 30, 2008 (the Merger Agreement). A copy of the joint press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
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The tender offer for the outstanding common stock of Audible has not yet commenced. The press release is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to sell any securities. The solicitation and the offer to buy shares of Audible common stock will be made only pursuant to an offer to purchase on Schedule TO and related materials that Amazon.com intends to file with the SEC. Audible also intends to file a solicitation/recommendation statement on Schedule 14D-9 with respect to the offer. Audible stockholders and other investors should read these materials carefully when they become available because they will contain important information, including the terms and conditions of the offer. Audible stockholders and other investors will be able to obtain copies of these materials without charge from the SEC through the SECs website at www.sec.gov, from Georgeson Inc., the information agent for the offer, toll-free at (866) 328-5439 (banks and brokers call (212) 440-9800), from Amazon.com (with respect to documents filed by Amazon.com with the SEC) by going to Amazon.coms Investor Relations Website at http://www.amazon.com/ir, or from Audible (with respect to documents filed by Audible with the SEC) by going to Audibles Investor Relations Website at www.audible.com/ir. Stockholders and other investors are urged to read those materials carefully prior to making any decisions with respect to the offer.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Exchange Act, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
Dated: January 31, 2008