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): March 13, 2018
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
(d)  The Board of Directors of the American Express Company (the “Company”) elected Christopher D. Young, CEO of McAfee, LLC, as a director of the Company effective March 13, 2018. Mr. Young will serve as a member of the Board’s Innovation and Technology Committee and Risk Committee. A copy of the press release announcing the election of Mr. Young is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Mr. Young is a director, employee and/or has equity interests in companies with whom the Company had entered into ordinary course business relationships prior to his election as a director of the Company and with whom the Company may enter into additional ordinary course relationships from time to time. These may include ordinary course merchant relationships pursuant to which these companies accept the Company’s charge and credit card products and pay the Company fees when their customers use these cards, as well as use of the Company’s cards and financial and other products and services, including extensions of credit, on terms and conditions similar to those available to other customers generally. From time to time, the Company may enter into joint marketing or other relationships with one or more of these companies in the ordinary course that encourage their customers to apply for and use the Company’s cards. The Company may also provide ordinary course Corporate Card, travel and other payments services to some of these companies for which these companies pay fees to the Company. The Company may also engage in other commercial transactions with these companies and pay or receive fees in those transactions.

Exhibit Description




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:  March 13, 2018