This excerpt taken from the AMZN DEF 14A filed Apr 18, 2008.
To Be Held on Thursday, May 29, 2008
The 2008 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Amazon.com, Inc. (the Annual Meeting) will be held at 9:00 a.m., Pacific Time, on Thursday, May 29, 2008, at the Seattle Art Museum, Plestcheeff Auditorium, 1300 First Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101, 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, 2008; and
3. 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, and FOR the ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as independent auditors.
The Board of Directors has fixed April 2, 2008, 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 vote by following the instructions on page 2. 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.