Share bonanza for Ireland’s Amazon staff as online retail giant remains buoyant

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
31st March, 2019
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Irish employees of Amazon shared nearly €30 million in share incentives in 2018, recently filed accounts show.

The giant American online retailer has given out more than €110 million in share-based bonuses to its Irish staff over the last decade.

Employees of Amazon’s two main Irish subsidiaries – Amazon CS Ireland and Amazon Data Services – shared €28.7 million in equity awards last year, the highest disbursement of bonuses over the last decade, accounts show....

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