Names Warren C. Jenson Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Delta Air Lines CFO Also Served at NBC, General Electric

Sep 07, 1999, 01:00 ET from, Inc.

    SEATTLE, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading online retailer
 (Nasdaq:   AMZN) announced today it has named Warren C. Jenson as its senior
 vice president and chief financial officer. Jenson had been executive vice
 president and CFO at Delta Air Lines, the nation's third-largest airline.
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     Jenson comes to with a strong record of achievement in
 financial management, innovative transactions and web-based initiatives that
 improved service to Delta's customers. He is the second key addition at in the last week, as the company strengthens its long-term senior
 management team and builds for future growth. Last week, Jeffrey A. Wilke was
 named vice president-general manager of operations. In addition, Joseph P.
 Galli was named President and COO in June.
     "This is a major coup for," said Galli. "Warren brings an
 unbeatable combination of financial savvy, Fortune 500 experience and a
 passion for customers. He is an invaluable addition who will help to ensure
 our success as we grow. has taken yet another important step on its
 way to becoming a lasting and important company."
     "This is one of those rare opportunities -- once in a generation -- to
 play in a field where history will be made," said Jenson. " is
 revolutionizing the way people shop, making their lives easier through
 e-commerce and providing the best in customer service."
     Jenson had previously been CFO at NBC, a division of General Electric, and
 prior to that was staff executive and manager-mergers and acquisitions and
 director of investor relations at General Electric. He was a key participant
 in several NBC acquisitions and Internet moves and in the development and
 structuring of MSNBC. Jenson will report directly to Galli.
     Jenson succeeds CFO Joy Covey. In April, announced
 that Covey would become the company's chief strategy officer, and she will
 continue to play a key role in the overall management of
     About, Inc., Inc., the Internet's No. 1 music, No. 1 video and No. 1 book
 retailer, opened its virtual doors on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and
 today offers Earth's Biggest Selection(TM) with online auctions, toys,
 electronics, free electronic greeting cards and more than 4.7 million book,
 music-CD, video, DVD and computer-game titles. seeks to be the
 world's most customer-centric company, where people can find and discover
 anything they may want to buy online. As part of its efforts to provide the
 best shopping experience for customers, provides secure credit-card
 payment, personalized recommendations, streamlined ordering through
 1-Click(SM) technology, and hassle-free auction bidding with Bid-Click(SM). operates two international Web sites: in the
 United Kingdom and in Germany. also operates
 PlanetAll (, a Web-based address book, calendar and reminder
 service. It also operates the Internet Movie Database (, the
 Web's comprehensive and authoritative source of information on more than
 150,000 movies and entertainment programs and 500,000 cast and crewmembers
 dating from the birth of film in 1892 to the present. also operates (, the sole provider of live-event auctions on the
     In addition, has invested in leading Internet retailers that
 are improving the lives of customers by making shopping easier and more
 convenient:, an online retail and information source for
 health, beauty, wellness, personal care and pharmacy, at;, the online leader for pet products, expert information and services,
 at;, the first fully integrated Internet
 grocery-shopping and home-delivery service, with operations in Seattle and
 Portland, Oregon, at;, which offers brand name
 sporting goods at prices from 20% to 90% off retail, at
     This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve risks
 and uncertainties that include, among others,'s limited operating
 history, anticipated losses, unpredictability of future revenues, potential
 fluctuations in quarterly operating results, seasonality, consumer trends,
 competition, risks of system interruption, management of potential growth,
 risks related to auction services and risks of new business areas,
 international expansion, business combinations and strategic alliances. More
 information about factors that potentially could affect's financial
 results is included in's filings with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
 December 31, 1998 and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended
 March 31, 1999 and June 30, 1999.
     NOTE:, Auctions,,, Internet
 Movie Database, PlanetAll, Earth's Biggest Selection, Bid-Click and 1-Click
 are either registered trademarks or trademarks of, Inc., or its
 affiliates. All other names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their
 respective owners.