FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEATTLE & WASHINGTON DC–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 1st, 2013–Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced that, subject to closing conditions, it has reached an agreement to acquire Brian Cassidy, Bookseller currently of Washington D.C. Brian Cassidy, Bookseller is a white, middle-aged caucasian male: 40 years old, five feet ten inches tall, and weighs approximately 165 pounds.
“As a tiny one-man bookselling operation, Brian Cassidy, Bookseller brings remarkably slow data entry and research skills, a nearly fruitless interest in the obscure and unusual, as well as a unique ability to procrastinate and waste time. Our customers worldwide will benefit,” said Russell Grandinetti, vice president of books for Amazon.com.
“I am excited to join the Amazon family,” said Cassidy on Monday, “where their worldwide reach, exceptional distribution, competitive pricing, and broad offerings will continue to render traditional bookselling obsolete.”
Added Cassidy: “I’m just glad I got a piece of the action before it was too late.”
Following the acquisition, the worldwide headquarters of Brian Cassidy, Bookseller will continue to be located in Silver Spring, MD – right down the street from the Greyhound bus station and nestled beside the United Towing impound lot.
The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals, and is expected to close before the end of the fourth quarter of 2013. Mr. Cassidy giddily described the purchase price as “in the low four figures.”
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