Further, at the time of the recent allegations made by Mr. Bezos, it was in good faith negotiations to resolve all matters with him.
Nonetheless, in light of the nature of the allegations published by Mr. Bezos, the Board has convened and determined that it should promptly and thoroughly investigate the claims.
Upon completion of that investigation, the Board will take whatever appropriate action is necessary."
So some legalese to cover their alleged extortion but more notably, a plan to find a scapegoat for the leaks.
Perhaps AMI's Pecker is feeling more exposed than he expected to be...