Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 29, 2018
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New York
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Item 1.01
Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
On January 29, 2018, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., on behalf of itself and its subsidiaries (collectively, “Berkshire Hathaway”), amended a letter agreement (the “Amendment”) with American Express Company (the “Company”) dated February 27, 1995, as amended on September 8, 2000 (as initially amended, the “Agreement”).

Pursuant to the Agreement, Berkshire Hathaway agreed it would vote its American Express securities in accordance with the recommendation of the Board of Directors of the Company so long as Harvey Golub or Ken Chenault is the Chief Executive Officer of the Company. In the Amendment, Berkshire Hathaway amended the Agreement so that it applies after Stephen Squeri replaces Mr. Chenault as Chief Executive Officer, which the Company previously announced is to occur on February 1, 2018.

The foregoing description of the Amendment is qualified in its entirety by the text of the Amendment, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and incorporated herein by reference. The letter agreement dated February 27, 1995 was filed as Exhibit 10.43 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K (Commission File No. 1-7657) for the year ended December 31, 1994 and the amendment dated September 8, 2000 was filed as Exhibit 99.3 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K (Commission File No. 1-7657), dated January 22, 2001.

Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits
(d) Exhibits
10.1   Amendment dated January 29, 2018 to the agreement dated February 27, 1995 between American Express Company and Berkshire Hathaway Inc., on behalf of itself and its subsidiaries.



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

/s/ Tangela Richter
Name: Tangela Richter
Title: Corporate Secretary

Date:  January 30, 2018