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Section 1: 8-K (FORM 8-K OF AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY)



 
 
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): July 28, 2016
 
 
  
 
AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New York
 
1-7657
 
13-4922250
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
 
(Commission File Number)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
 
 
 
 200 Vesey Street
 
 
  New York, New York
 
 10285
 (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)
 
 
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
 
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
 
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
 
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
 
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
 
 
 
 
 

 


 
Item 8.01. Other Events
On July 28, 2016, American Express Company (the “Company) announced that it has issued a notice of redemption for all of its 6.80% Subordinated Debentures, at a redemption price equal to 100% of their principal amount.  The redemption date will be September 1, 2016.
A copy of the press release announcing the redemption is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
The following exhibits are filed herewith:
Exhibit
Description
99.1
 
Press release of American Express Company, dated July 28, 2016.
 


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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/ Carol V. Schwartz
 
 
 
Name: Carol V. Schwartz
 
 
 
Title: Secretary
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dated: July 28, 2016
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INDEX TO EXHIBITS
Exhibit
Description
99.1
 
Press release of American Express Company, dated July 28, 2016.
 


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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EXHIBIT 99.1)

EXHIBIT 99.1
 
Release         News Release         News Release         News Release         News

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Marina H. Norville, marina.h.norville@aexp.com, +1-212-640-2832

Investors/Analysts Contact:
Kerri Bernstein (Fixed Income), kerri.s.bernstein@aexp.com, +1-212-640-3061
Ken Paukowits, ken.f.paukowits@aexp.com, +1-212-640-6348
Toby Willard, sherwood.s.willardjr@aexp.com, +1-212-640-5574


AMERICAN EXPRESS ANNOUNCES REDEMPTION
OF ITS 6.80% SUBORDINATED DEBENTURES
NEW YORK, July 28, 2016 -- American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) announced today that it has issued a notice of redemption for all of its 6.80% Subordinated Debentures, with an aggregate outstanding principal amount of $750 million, at a redemption price equal to 100% of principal amount.  The redemption date will be September 1, 2016.

The installment of interest on the debentures that is payable on September 1, 2016 will be paid to the holders of the debentures that were registered as such at the close of business on the related record date, August 15, 2016.  As a result, there will be no accrued and unpaid interest on the debentures payable in connection with the redemption thereof.


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About American Express
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