This excerpt taken from the AMZN DEF 14A filed Apr 27, 2007.
To Be Held on Thursday, June 14, 2007
The 2007 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Amazon.com, Inc. (the Annual Meeting) will be held at 9:00 a.m., Pacific Time, on Thursday, June 14, 2007, at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109, for the following purposes:
1. To elect eight directors to serve until the next Annual Meeting of Shareholders or until their respective successors are elected and qualified;
2. To ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Companys independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2007;
3. To re-approve the material terms of the performance goals in the Companys 1997 Stock Incentive Plan pursuant to Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code); and
4. To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof.
Our Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the election of each of the nominees to the Board, FOR the ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as independent auditors and FOR the re-approval of the material terms of the performance goals in the Companys 1997 Stock Incentive Plan pursuant to Section 162(m) of the Code.
The Board of Directors has fixed April 17, 2007, as the record date for determining shareholders entitled to receive notice of, and to vote at, the Annual Meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof. Only shareholders of record at the close of business on that date will be entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the Annual Meeting.
All shareholders are invited to attend the Annual Meeting in person. However, even if you expect to be present at the Annual Meeting, we ask that as promptly as possible you either vote via the Internet or by telephone by following the instructions on your proxy card, or mark, sign, date, and return the enclosed proxy card in the postage-paid envelope provided. Shareholders of record who attend the Annual Meeting may vote in person even if they have previously voted. If you are unable to attend the Annual Meeting in person, you can listen to the webcast live, or on replay, by visiting www.amazon.com/ir.