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): December 8, 2022 (December 7, 2022)
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
New York   1-7657   13-4922250
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)   (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)
200 Vesey Street,
New York, New York 10285
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
(212) 640-2000
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Shares (par value $0.20 per Share)   AXP   New York Stock Exchange
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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 American Express Company (the “Company”) elected Deborah Platt Majoras as a director of the Company, effective December 7, 2022. A copy of the press release announcing the election of Ms. Majoras is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Ms. Majoras and members of her immediate family are directors, employees and/or have equity interests in companies with whom the Company had entered into ordinary course business relationships prior to her 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 credit and charge cards and pay the Company fees when their customers use these cards. 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 products and services. The Company may also provide ordinary course Corporate Card, travel and other payment and financing products and services, including extensions of credit, on terms and conditions similar to those available to other customers generally 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.

Ms. Majoras will participate in the compensation program for non-employee directors as described under the heading “Compensation of Directors” in the Company’s definitive proxy statement on Scheduled 14A, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 18, 2022.

Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits
Exhibit Description
104 The cover page of this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted as inline XBRL.


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.
  By: /s/ Kristina V. Fink
    Name:  Kristina V. Fink
    Title:    Corporate Secretary
Date: December 8, 2022
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