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October 12, 2017 Mr. Jeffrey Bezos Amazon 1200 12th Avenue South Suite 1200 Seattle, WA 98144 10 The ultimate judge of what we’ve done is the marketplace. Businesses and individuals have chosen to live here. And they keep coming. Today, Irvine is ranked by various sources as America’s fastest growing, most desirable, best educated, safest and healthiest large city. Dear Mr. Bezos: I would encourage you to seriously consider Irvine’s proposal as offering the possibility of an HQ2 without compromise: A vibrant city center location, the best climate in North America, the largest pool of STEM professionals and graduate talent, unmatched lifestyle, optimal business terms, and the ability to create your future headquarters exactly when, where and how your business needs require. Irvine Company is pleased to be part of the enthusiastic consortium including the City of Irvine and the County of Orange – with support from the State of California – seeking to attract Amazon’s proposed North American HQ2 to the City of Irvine and Irvine Spectrum. Irvine’s incomparable combination of attributes is Amazon’s solution for an HQ2 that is fast, flexible and friction-free, and a long-term decision that will reward you and your employees with countless benefits. Irvine Company is uniquely qualified to fulfill the financial and real estate requirements for your Amazon HQ2 in a timely manner to meet your schedule. Irvine can offer Amazon more than 8 million square feet of first class office space. Sincerely, If you are ready for immediate occupancy, the first phase is available with the balance of space to be delivered in increments when Amazon needs it. With the Irvine Company proposal, Amazon will not be required to invest capital for land acquisition, buildings, or entitlements to build your new business campus. Our company has the long-term real estate assets, capital resources and flexibility to deliver all your required workspace with lease durations of Amazon’s choosing. In essence, you would have a one-click shopping opportunity and be able to capitalize on our in- place property development rights, thus avoiding potential delays, because Irvine Company has invested more than 60 years master planning 93,000 acres of land, and designing and overseeing the creation of the largest new city in America…Irvine, California. One of our company’s proudest achievements is the master-planned City of Irvine, which includes Irvine Spectrum – in essence a city center within-a-city. It has become Orange County’s “downtown”, an economic powerhouse with more than 900 technology companies, 30 million square feet of office space, 9,000 apartment homes and an extraordinary major lifestyle center, offering a galaxy of shopping, 50 restaurants and entertainment. It also includes a Tom Fazio championship golf course, a long network of bike trails and access to Irvine’s train station. The City of Irvine is known for a great road transportation system, abundant water resources, excellent schools – including magnificent UCI – countless parks and dedicated open spaces, and outdoor recreation. 550 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, California 92660-7011 949.720.2000 Donald Bren Chairman P.S., It’s 74 degrees on this beautiful October day, the sun is out and the surf’s up at our spectacular beaches. Please come join us! The water, like the place, is the perfect temperature. 11