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Your Vote Counts!
2023 Annual Meeting of Shareholders
Vote by May 1, 2023 11:59 PM ET. For shares held in a Plan, vote by April 27, 2023 11:59 PM ET.
You invested in AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY and it’s time to vote!
You have the right to vote on proposals being presented at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders. This is an important notice regarding the availability of proxy material for the Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on May 2, 2023.
Get informed before you vote
View the Annual Report, Notice and Proxy Statement online OR you can receive a free paper or email copy of the material(s) by requesting prior to April 18, 2023. If you would like to request a copy of the material(s) for this and/or future shareholder meetings, you may (1) visit www.ProxyVote.com, (2) call 1-800-579-1639 or (3) send an email to sendmaterial@proxyvote.com. If sending an email, please include your control number (indicated below) in the subject line. Unless requested, you will not otherwise receive a paper or email copy.
You may confirm that your instructions were received and included in the final tabulation to be issued at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 2, 2023 via the ProxyVote Confirmation link at www.proxyvote.com by using the information that is printed in the box. Vote Confirmation is available 24 hours after your vote is received beginning April 18, 2023, with the final vote tabulation remaining available through July 2, 2023.
Smartphone users
Point your camera here and vote without entering a control number
Vote in Person at the Meeting*
May 2, 2023
9:00 A.M. Eastern Time
The American Express Company’s headquarters 200 Vesey Street New York, NY 10285
*Please check the meeting materials available or our Investor Relations website (http://ir.americanexpress.com) for any special requirements for meeting attendance. At the meeting, you will need to request a ballot to vote these shares. V1.


Vote at www.ProxyVote.com
This is an overview of the proposals being presented at the upcoming shareholder meeting. Please follow the instructions on the reverse side to vote these important matters.
Voting Items
1. Election of director nominees proposed by the Board of Directors for a term of one year.
1a. Thomas J. Baltimore
1b. John J. Brennan
1c. Peter Chernin
1d. Walter J. Clayton III
1e. Ralph de la Vega
1f. Theodore J. Leonsis
1g. Deborah P. Majoras
1h. Karen L. Parkhill
1i. Charles E. Phillips
1j. Lynn A. Pike
1k. Stephen J. Squeri
1l. Daniel L. Vasella
1m. Lisa W. Wardell
1n. Christopher D. Young
2. Ratification of appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as independent registered public accounting firm for 2023.
3. Approval, on an advisory basis, of the Company’s executive compensation.
4. Advisory resolution to approve the frequency of future advisory say-on-pay votes.
5. Shareholder proposal relating to shareholder ratification of excessive termination pay.
6. Shareholder proposal relating to abortion & consumer data privacy.
The proxies are authorized to vote in their discretion upon any other matter that may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment(s) or postponement(s) thereof.
NOTE: You cannot vote by returning this Notice. To vote the shares, you must vote online or request a paper copy of the proxy materials to receive a proxy card. You may also attend and vote at the meeting.
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