SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section
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Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Amendment No. )
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AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY
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to Vote ***
Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the
Annual Meeting of Shareholders to Be Held on May 7, 2019.
AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY
|Meeting Type: Annual Meeting of Shareholders
|For holders as of: March 11, 2019
|Date: May 7, 2019 Time: 9:00 A.M. Eastern Time
|American Express Company
|200 Vesey Street, 26th Floor
|New York, NY 10285
You are receiving this communication because you hold shares in the company named above.
This is not a ballot. You cannot use this notice to vote these shares. This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you online. You may view the proxy materials online at www.proxyvote.com, scan the QR Barcode on the reverse side, or easily request a paper copy (see reverse side).
We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.
This notice also constitutes Notice of the 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
|See the reverse side of this notice to obtain proxy materials and voting instructions.
How to Access the Proxy Materials
|Proxy Materials Available to VIEW or RECEIVE:
|2019 NOTICE AND PROXY STATEMENT AND 2018 ANNUAL REPORT
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|Have the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow ➔XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX (located on the following page) and visit: www.proxyvote.com, or scan the QR Barcode below.
|How to Request and Receive a PAPER or E-MAIL Copy:
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Please make the request as instructed above on or before April 23, 2019 to facilitate timely delivery.
|How To Vote
Please Choose One of the Following Voting Methods
|Vote In Person: All shareholders of record on March 11, 2019 (or holders in street name who have obtained a legal proxy), may vote in person at the meeting. Directions to the meeting are included under the heading "Location of the 2019 Annual Meeting and How to Get There" in the 2019 Proxy Statement.
|Vote Online: Go to www.proxyvote.com or from a smartphone, scan the QR Barcode above. Have the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow ➔XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX available and follow the instructions.
|Vote By Mail: You can vote by mail by requesting a paper copy of the materials, which will include a proxy card.
|Vote Confirmation: You may confirm that your instructions were received and included in the final tabulation to be issued at the Annual Meeting on May 7, 2019 via the ProxyVote Confirmation link at www.proxyvote.com by using the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow ➔XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX. Vote Confirmation is available 24 hours after your vote is received beginning April 23, 2019, with the final vote tabulation remaining available through July 7, 2019.
The Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR each director nominee listed in Proposal 1 below (please mark your vote for each director separately):
|Election of director nominees proposed by the Board of Directors for a term of one year.
|John J. Brennan
|Ralph de la Vega
|Michael O. Leavitt
|Theodore J. Leonsis
|Stephen J. Squeri
|Daniel L. Vasella
|Ronald A. Williams
|Christopher D. Young
The Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR the following proposals:
|Ratification of appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as independent registered public accounting firm for 2019.
|Approval, on an advisory basis, of the Company's executive compensation.
The Board of Directors recommends that you vote AGAINST the following proposals:
|Shareholder proposal relating to action by written consent.
|Shareholder proposal relating to deducting the stock buyback impact from executive pay.
|Shareholder proposal relating to gender pay equity.
The proxies are authorized to vote in their discretion upon any other matter that may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment(s) or postponement(s) thereof.
NOTE: You cannot vote by returning this Notice. To vote the shares, you must vote online or request a paper copy of the proxy materials to receive a proxy card. You may also attend and vote at the meeting.