This excerpt taken from the AMZN DEFA14A filed Apr 17, 2009.
For the Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on Thursday, May 28, 2009
Dear Amazon.com Shareholder:
The 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Amazon.com, Inc. (the Annual Meeting) will be held at 9:00 a.m., Pacific time, on Thursday, May 28, 2009 at the Seattle Art Museum, Plestcheeff Auditorium, 1300 First Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101 for the following purposes.
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 1, 2009, 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. This Notice of Internet Availability of the Companys proxy materials is being mailed to shareholders on or about April 17, 2009.