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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 28, 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
(b)(c) On March 28, 2018, American Express Company (the "Company") announced the appointment of Richard Petrino, age 50, as Executive Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer of the Company, effective immediately. Mr. Petrino has served as Senior Vice President, Global Head of Operational Risk and Oversight since May 2016 and prior thereto was Senior Vice President, Head of Global Capital Markets and Basel Program from 2014 to 2016 and Senior Vice President, Corporate Planning & Investor Relations from 2007 to 2014. Prior to joining the Company in 1996, Mr. Petrino worked for CS First Boston and KPMG, where he was a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Petrino will assume the position of Principal Accounting Officer from David Fabricant, who has been the Acting Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer. Mr. Fabricant will resume his role as Senior Vice President, Controllership.

A copy of the press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Petrino is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Exhibit Description

99.1  American Express Company Press Release, dated March 28, 2018.


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 28, 2018