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): October 30, 2017



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


New York





(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)


(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer
Identification No.)


200 Vesey Street



New York, New York



(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 640-2000


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Item 8.01                                           Other Events


On October 30, 2017, American Express Company (the “Company”) issued $1,500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 2.200% Notes due October 30, 2020 (the “2020 Fixed Rate Notes”), $500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of Floating Rate Notes due October 30, 2020 (the “Floating Rate Notes”) and $1,650,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 3.000% Notes due October 30, 2024 (the “2024 Fixed Rate Notes” and, together with the 2020 Fixed Rate Notes and the Floating Rate Notes, the “Securities”) pursuant to a Prospectus Supplement dated October 23, 2017 to the Prospectus dated October 2, 2015, filed as part of the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-3 (No. 333-207239). The Securities were issued pursuant to the Senior Debt Indenture, dated as of August 1, 2007, between the Company and The Bank of New York Mellon, as trustee.


The preceding is a summary of the terms of the Securities and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Forms of Global Notes attached as Exhibit 4.1, Exhibit 4.2 and Exhibit 4.3, and each is incorporated herein by reference as though it were fully set forth herein.


Item 9.01                                           Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d)                                 Exhibits


4.1                               Form of Global Note for the 2020 Fixed Rate Notes.


4.2                               Form of Global Note for the Floating Rate Notes.


4.3                               Form of Global Note for the 2024 Fixed Rate Notes.


5                                         Opinion and Consent of David S. Carroll, Esq.


23                                  Consent of Counsel (included in Exhibit 5).






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:  October 30, 2017