Issuer Free Writing Prospectus 
Filed pursuant to Rule 433 
Registration No. 333-253057

 

$3,500,000,000

 

AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY

 

$2,000,000,000 3.375% Notes due May 3, 2024

$500,000,000 Floating Rate Notes due May 3, 2024

$1,000,000,000 4.050% Notes due May 3, 2029

 

Terms and Conditions Applicable to all Notes

 

Issuer: American Express Company
   
Expected Ratings(1): A2 / BBB+ / A (Stable/Stable/Stable) (Moody’s / S&P / Fitch)
   
Ranking: Senior unsecured
   
Trade Date: April 28, 2022
   
Settlement Date: May 3, 2022 (T+3). Pursuant to Rule 15c6-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, trades in the secondary market generally are required to settle in two business days, unless the parties to any such trade expressly agree otherwise. Accordingly, purchasers who wish to trade the Notes on any date prior to two business days before delivery will be required, because the Notes initially will settle in T+3, to specify an alternate settlement cycle at the time of any such trade to prevent a failed settlement.
   
Total Net Proceeds to American Express: $3,490,180,000 (before expenses)
   
Listing: The Notes will not be listed on any exchange.
   
Minimum Denominations/Multiples: Minimum denominations of $2,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 in excess thereof.
   
Joint Book-Running Managers: Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
  BofA Securities, Inc.
  HSBC Securities (USA) Inc.
  Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
   
Co-Managers: Drexel Hamilton, LLC
  R. Seelaus & Co., LLC
  Samuel A. Ramirez & Company, Inc.
  Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC

 

 

 

 

Terms and Conditions Applicable to the 3.375% Notes due May 3, 2024

 

Maturity Date: May 3, 2024
   
Par Amount: $2,000,000,000
   
Benchmark Treasury: UST 2.250% due March 31, 2024
   
Benchmark Treasury Price and Yield: 99-10+; 2.610%
   
Re-offer Spread to Benchmark: +77 bps
   
Re-offer Yield: 3.380%
   
Coupon: 3.375%
   
Public Offering Price: 99.990%
   
Underwriters’ Discount: 0.150%
   
Net Proceeds to American Express: $1,996,800,000 (before expenses)
   
Interest Payment Dates: The 3rd of each May and November, beginning November 3, 2022
   
Day Count: 30 / 360
   
CUSIP: 025816CV9
   
ISIN: US025816CV93

 


Terms and Conditions Applicable to the Floating Rate Notes due
May 3, 2024

 

Maturity Date: May 3, 2024
   
Par Amount: $500,000,000
   
Base Rate: Compounded SOFR (as determined in accordance with the provisions set forth in the preliminary prospectus supplement (as defined below))
   
Spread: +72 bps
   
Public Offering Price: 100.000%
   
Underwriters’ Discount: 0.150%
   
Net Proceeds to American Express: $499,250,000  (before expenses)

 

 

 

 

Interest Payment Dates:

February 3, May 3, August 3 and November 3, beginning August 3, 2022

 

If any Interest Payment Date (other than the Maturity Date) is not a Business Day, then such Interest Payment Date will be postponed to the next succeeding Business Day unless that Business Day is in the next succeeding calendar month, in which case such Interest Payment Date will be the immediately preceding Business Day.

   
Interest Periods: Quarterly.  The initial period will be the period from, and including the Settlement Date to, but excluding, August 3, 2022, the initial Interest Payment Date.  The subsequent interest periods will be the periods from, and including the applicable Interest Payment Date to, but excluding, the next Interest Payment Date or the Maturity Date, as applicable.
   
Interest Determination Dates: Two U.S. Government Securities Business Days (as defined in the preliminary prospectus supplement) preceding each Interest Payment Date (or in the final Interest Period, preceding the Maturity Date).
   
Day Count: Actual / 360
   
CUSIP: 025816CU1
   
ISIN: US025816CU11

 

Terms and Conditions Applicable to the 4.050% Notes due May 3, 2029

 

Maturity Date: May 3, 2029
   
Par Amount: $1,000,000,000
   
Benchmark Treasury: UST 2.375% due March 31, 2029
   
Benchmark Treasury Price and Yield: 96-27; 2.881%
   
Re-offer Spread to Benchmark: +120 bps
   
Re-offer Yield: 4.081%
   
Coupon: 4.050%
   
Public Offering Price: 99.813%
   
Underwriters’ Discount: 0.400%

 

 

 

 

Net Proceeds to American Express: $994,130,000 (before expenses)
   
Interest Payment Dates: The 3rd of each May and November, beginning November 3, 2022
   
Day Count: 30 / 360
   
Optional Redemption: In whole or in part, on or after the date that is 60 days prior to the Maturity Date at a redemption price equal to the principal amount of the notes being redeemed, together with any accrued and unpaid interest thereon to the date fixed for redemption.
   
CUSIP: 025816CW7
   
ISIN: US025816CW76

 

(1)  An explanation of the significance of ratings may be obtained from the rating agencies. Generally, rating agencies base their ratings on such material and information, and such of their own investigations, studies and assumptions, as they deem appropriate. The rating of the notes should be evaluated independently from similar ratings of other securities. A credit rating of a security is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold securities and may be subject to review, revision, suspension, reduction or withdrawal at any time by the assigning rating agency.

 

The issuer has filed a registration statement (including a base prospectus dated February 12, 2021) and a preliminary prospectus supplement, dated April 28, 2022 (the “preliminary prospectus supplement”), with the SEC for the offering to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in that registration statement, the preliminary prospectus supplement and other documents the issuer has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the issuer and this offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC Web site at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, the issuer, any underwriter or any dealer participating in the offering will arrange to send you the prospectus if you request it by calling Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC at 1-866-471-1649, BofA Securities, Inc. at 1-800-294-1322, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. at 1-866-811-8049 or Wells Fargo Securities, LLC at 1-800-645-3751.

 

 

 

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