Company:  AMERICAN EXPRESS CO (AXP)
Form Type:  424B2
Filing Date:  5/14/2018 
CIK:  0000004962 
Address:  200 VESEY STREET
50TH FLOOR
 
City, State, Zip:  NEW YORK, New York 10285 
Telephone:  (212) 640-2000 
Fiscal Year:  12/31 
Last Trade
Last Trade: 
$168.79  
Change: 
9.86 (6.20%)  
Trade Time: 
12:57 PM EST  
Market Cap: 
$130.74B
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Description of Business
American Express is a globally integrated payments company that provides our customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. We are a leader in providing credit and charge cards to consumers, small businesses, mid-sized companies and large corporations around the world. American Express® cards issued by American Express as well as by third-party banks and other institutions on the American Express network permit Card Members to charge purchases of goods and services at the millions of merchants around the world that accept cards bearing our logo. Our various products and services are sold globally to diverse customer groups through various channels, including mobile and online applications, affiliate marketing, customer referral programs, third-party vendors and business partners, direct mail, telephone, in-house sales teams and direct response advertising.
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  FORM 424B2
    SUBJECT TO COMPLETION, DATED MAY 14, 2018
    TABLE OF CONTENTS
    ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT
    The Offering
    RISK FACTORS
    CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION
    USE OF PROCEEDS
    RATIO OF EARNINGS TO COMBINED FIXED CHARGES AND PREFERRED ...
    DESCRIPTION OF NOTES
    UNDERWRITING
    WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION
      INCORPORATION OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS BY REFERENCE
    LEGAL MATTERS
    EXPERTS
    RISK FACTORS
    USE OF PROCEEDS
    DESCRIPTION OF DEBT SECURITIES
    DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED SHARES
    DESCRIPTION OF DEPOSITARY SHARES
    DESCRIPTION OF COMMON SHARES
    DESCRIPTION OF SECURITIES WARRANTS
    DESCRIPTION OF OTHER WARRANTS
    TAXATION
    PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION