Amazon Announces its Third Fulfillment Center in California, Creating Hundreds of Jobs

  Amazon Announces its Third Fulfillment Center in California, Creating
  Hundreds of Jobs

    New 1 million-square-foot facility to be located in Tracy, California

Business Wire

TRACY, Calif. -- January 22, 2013

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open a new 1
million-square-foot, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Tracy, California.
The company will create hundreds of full-time jobs with benefits at the site.

“I am honored and pleased that Amazon recognizes our streamlined business
development efforts, prime location and resources available to meet the
demands of their fulfillment center,” said city of Tracy Mayor Brent H. Ives.
“Amazon is a wonderful addition to our economic base and will provide hundreds
of jobs for residents of Tracy.”

Amazon opened its first fulfillment center in California, located in San
Bernardino, in October 2012. During the San Bernardino site opening, Amazon
donated $25,000 to local nonprofits and announced it had brought 700 jobs to
the community. The company is also building a site in Patterson that is
expected to open in summer of 2013.

“This latest development in Tracy not only represents good jobs coming to the
region but California’s strong partnership with Amazon,” said Kish Rajan,
Director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. “This
third new distribution center marks a commitment by Amazon of over 1,000
California jobs in the last year alone. We look forward to continuing our
relationship with this world leading brand and hope to build more
opportunities for Californians in the future.”

At the Tracy facility, Amazon employees will engage with high-end technology
while fulfilling customer orders.  Amazon fulfillment center jobs pay on
average 30 percent more than traditional retail jobs and that doesn't even
include the stock grants that full-time employees receive, which over the past
five years have added an average of 9 percent to base pay annually. Amazon
offers full-time benefits including healthcare.

“We are grateful to be members of the California business community and to
employ so many hardworking and skilled Californians,” said Mike Roth, vice
president of Amazon’s North American operations. “We are excited to be growing
in the state and to be creating hundreds of full-time positions in Tracy.”

“We are jubilant with the announcement that Amazon has chosen Tracy in San
Joaquin County for the location of a major investment in a state of the art
automated technology fulfillment center,” said Mike Ammann, CEO of San Joaquin

Prologis, a leading owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate,
is building the site.

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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 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's financial results is included in's
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent
Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.

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