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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 29, 2018
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Item 8.01  Other Events
American Express Company (the "Company") has received notice of an unsolicited "mini-tender" offer by Baker Mills LLC to purchase up to 45,000 shares of the Company's common stock at an offer price of $82.00 per share, which is 20.41% lower than the $103.03 per share closing price for the Company's common stock on August 17, 2018, the last trading day prior to the commencement of the offer.
The Company does not endorse Baker Mills' unsolicited mini-tender offer and recommends that shareholders do not tender their shares.  The Company also recommends that any shareholders who have already tendered their shares withdraw them by providing the notice described in the offering documentation before the expiration of the offer, which is currently scheduled for 5:00 p.m. New York City time on September 18, 2018.  The Company is not associated in any way with Baker Mills, its mini-tender offer, or its mini-tender offer documentation.
A copy of the Company's press release containing additional information regarding Baker Mills' mini-tender offer is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01  Financial Statements and Exhibits

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 S. Richter
Name: Tangela S. Richter
Title: Corporate Secretary
Date:  August 29, 2018