This Annual Report on Form 10-K and the documents incorporated herein by
reference contain forward-looking statements based on expectations, estimates,
and projections as of the date of this filing. Actual results may differ
materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements. See Item 1A of
Part I--"Risk Factors."
Amazon.com, Inc. was incorporated in 1994 in the state of Washington and
reincorporated in 1996 in the state of Delaware. Our principal corporate offices
are located in Seattle, Washington. We completed our initial public offering in
May 1997 and our common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under
the symbol "AMZN."
As used herein, "Amazon.com," "we," "our," and similar terms include Amazon.com,
Inc. and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.
Amazon.com opened its virtual doors on the World Wide Web in July 1995. We seek
to be Earth's most customer-centric company.