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Section 1: 8-K (8-K)

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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): February 7, 2020
 
AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
   
New York 1-7657 13-4922250
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation) (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)
200 Vesey Street,
New York, New York 10285
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
(212) 640-2000
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
 

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Shares (par value $0.20 per Share)AXPNew York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐




Item 5.02Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
(b)(c)  On February 7, 2020, American Express Company (the “Company”) announced that Richard Petrino, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer of the Company, will become the Chief Operating Officer of American Express National Bank and that Jessica Lieberman Quinn, age 47, has been appointed Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer of the Company, each effective as of the business day following the filing of the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019.
Ms. Lieberman Quinn has served as the Business Chief Financial Officer for Global Commercial Services since February 2019 and prior thereto was Senior Vice President, Corporate Planning & Analysis since 2014.
A copy of the press release announcing these organizational changes is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
(d) Exhibits

ExhibitDescription
99.1
104The cover page of this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted as inline XBRL.

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SIGNATURE
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
 (REGISTRANT)
   
 By:/s/ Tangela S. Richter
  Name:  Tangela S. Richter
  Title:    Corporate Secretary
 
Date: February 7, 2020
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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EX-99.1)

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EXHIBIT 99.1


NEWS RELEASENEWS RELEASENEWS RELEASENEWS RELEASE

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Contact:
Marina H. Norville
212-640-2832
marina.h.norville@aexp.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JESSICA LIEBERMAN QUINN APPOINTED EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT,
CORPORATE CONTROLLER AND PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTING OFFICER OF AMERICAN EXPRESS
NEW YORK February 7, 2020 – American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) today announced that Jessica Lieberman Quinn has been appointed Executive Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer of the Company. She will assume Controllership duties in mid-February after the Company completes its financial filings for 2019.
Ms. Lieberman Quinn has served as Senior Vice President, Business Chief Financial Officer for Global Commercial Services since February 2019. Previously she was Senior Vice President for the Corporate Planning & Analysis organization from 2014 to 2019. She was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2012, and she has been the Chief Financial Officer for several business units, including Global Merchant Services, Global Corporate Payments and Global Business Travel. Since joining the Company as an intern twenty years ago, Ms. Lieberman Quinn has held a variety of roles with a focus on business planning and analysis, resource allocation, deal negotiation support and pricing.
"Jessica's strong track record and deep knowledge of our Company and our Finance organization will make her a great leader of the Controllership organization," said Jeffrey C. Campbell, Chief Financial Officer.
Ms. Lieberman Quinn earned a Master in Business Administration from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan; a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania; and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.
Richard Petrino who previously served in the role will be promoted to the newly created position of American Express National Bank Chief Operating Officer, effective as of the same date above.
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About American Express
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