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): June 28, 2018
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
New York
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of incorporation or organization)
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 200 Vesey Street
  New York, New York
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Item 7.01
Regulation FD Disclosure
On June 28, 2018, American Express Company (the "Company") was informed that the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the "Federal Reserve") did not object to the Company's plan to return capital to shareholders through increasing the Company's quarterly dividend to $0.39 per share beginning with the third quarter 2018 dividend declaration, subject to approval by the Company's Board of Directors, and repurchasing up to $3.4 billion of common shares during the period beginning the third quarter 2018 through and including the second quarter 2019. The timing and amount of common shares purchased under the Company's authorized capital plans will depend on various factors, including the Company's business plans, financial performance and market conditions. To facilitate repurchases, the Company may, from time to time, make purchases pursuant to one or more trading plans under Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which allows the Company to repurchase common shares during periods when the Company might otherwise be prevented from doing so under applicable law or because of self-imposed trading blackout periods.

The Company is furnishing a press release, dated June 28, 2018, relating to the above, which is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference. In addition, a summary of the results of the Company-run stress tests under the Federal Reserve's Regulation YY can be found on the Company's Investor Relations website at ir.americanexpress.com.






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:  June 28, 2018