Press Release 31 Jan 2014

DUBLIN – 30 January 2014 – Amazon has today announced that it will move its Dublin Development Centre to Burlington Plaza later this year.

Located on Burlington Road, Dublin 4, Amazon will occupy three floors of the new premises comprising a total of 69,000 sq. ft. The first phase of the building’s development is due for completion in April and Amazon expects more than one hundred existing employees to move to this new office at this point. All remaining employees are expected to move to the new premises by June 2014.

The Dublin Development Centre opened in 2005. The centre is home to a team of engineers and developers which supports the design and deployment of Amazon Web Services and Amazon websites. The centre also hosts an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Support team which provides technical assistance for customers using applications like Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon CloudFront.

“Amazon has created hundreds of jobs in Dublin in the last nine years and we’ve found the talent we need to support our continued growth,” said Jeff Caselden, Managing Director of the Amazon Development Centre in Dublin. “We are delighted to be moving into new premises which will provide us with the space we need to continue to create jobs, to offer our employees attractive surroundings with great facilities and to provide a first rate service for our customers.”

Roles at the Development Centre include support engineers, systems engineers, network engineers, software developers and technical managers.

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, said: “Today’s very welcome announcement is a strong indication of Amazon’s strong commitment to further grow its business presence here with the capacity to create further high quality jobs for this economy. ICT is a key sector which we have targeted in our Action Plan for Jobs and today’s announcement is further evidence of the capacity for growth.”

Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland, Ireland’s foreign investment agency, added: “Amazon has established a strong relationship with Ireland over almost a decade. Amazon has found a dynamic talent pool in Ireland during this period and Amazon’s presence has helped enhance Dublin’s strong tech cluster. The additional space the company is taking in Dublin is a further vote of confidence in that cluster.”

For further information please contact the Amazon Press Office:
Email: pressoffice@amazon.co.uk            Tel: 020 8636 9280

About Amazon.com
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), 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.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. 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 Paperwhite is the world’s best-selling and most advanced e-reader. It features new display technology with higher contrast, the next generation built-in light, a faster processor, the latest touch technology, and exclusive new features designed from the ground up for readers. Kindle, the lightest and smallest Kindle, features improved fonts and faster page turns. The new Kindle Fire HDX features a stunning exclusive 7” or 8.9” HDX display, a quad-core 2.2 GHz processor, 2x more memory, and 11 hours of battery life, as well as exclusive new features of Fire OS 3.0 including X-Ray for Music, Second Screen, Prime Instant Video downloads, and the revolutionary new Mayday button. The all-new Kindle Fire HD includes an HD display, high-performance processor and dual speakers at a breakthrough price.

Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.ca, www.amazon.cn, www.amazon.it, www.amazon.es, www.amazon.com.br, www.amazon.in, www.amazon.com.mx, and www.amazon.com.au. As used herein, “Amazon.com,” “we,” “our” and similar terms include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.
Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition, management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment and data center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.
Source: Amazon.com, Inc.
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