Washington, D.C. 20549

                                   FORM 8-K

                                CURRENT REPORT

                    Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
                        Securities Exchange Act of 1934

      Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 25, 2008

                           AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY
            (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

          New York                      1-7657                 13-4922250
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(State or other jurisdiction   (Commission File Number)     (IRS Employer
 of incorporation                                            Identification No.)
 or organization)

       200 Vesey Street, World Financial Center
                  New York, New York                             10285
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       (Address of principal executive offices)               (Zip Code)

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

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

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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On June 25, 2008, American Express Company (the "Company") issued a press
release announcing that it has reached an agreement with MasterCard Inc.
("MasterCard") to drop MasterCard as a defendant in a lawsuit alleging that it
had illegally blocked the Company from the bank-issued card business in the
United States. The press release also contained a statement from Kenneth I.
Chenault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, in which he
commented on the agreement with MasterCard, as well as weakening business
conditions and deteriorating credit indicators in the United States. A copy of
such press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form
8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.


99.1     Press Release, dated June 25, 2008.


     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.

                                       AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY

                                       By /s/ Stephen P. Norman
                                          Name:  Stephen P. Norman
                                          Title: Secretary

Date:   June 25, 2008

                        EXHIBIT INDEX

Item No.     Description
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99.1         Press Release, dated June 25, 2008.