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Amazon Acquires "The Book Depository"

2011-07-05
Amazon will acquire Luxembourg-based The Book Depository, an online seller of books.
LUXEMBOURG, Amazon.com announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire The Book Depository International. The Book Depository is an online bookseller offering over six million books for delivery worldwide.

"Customers in more than 100 countries enjoy The Book Depository's vast selection, convenient delivery and free shipping," said Greg Greeley, Amazon's Vice President of European Retail. "The Book Depository is very focused on serving its customers around the world, and we look forward to welcoming them to the Amazon family."

"With the support of Amazon, we look forward to continuing our growth and providing an ever-improving service for readers globally," said Andrew Crawford, Founder, The Book Depository.

The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.

About Amazon.com
Amazon.com, Inc. , a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices.

Amazon Web Services provides Amazon's developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business.

Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle with Special Offers, Kindle 3G with Special Offers and Kindle DX are the revolutionary portable readers that wirelessly download books, magazines, newspapers, blogs and personal documents to a crisp, high-resolution electronic ink display that looks and reads like real paper. Kindle 3G, Kindle 3G with Special Offers and Kindle DX utilize the same 3G wireless technology as advanced cell phones, so users never need to hunt for a Wi-Fi hotspot.
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