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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): January 22, 2019
 
 
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)
 
 
 
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
 
(e) On January 22, 2019, the Compensation and Benefits Committee of our Board of Directors approved an increase in the target value of the annual long-term incentive awards eligible to be earned by Stephen J. Squeri, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, from $10.2 million to $12.2 million. Mr. Squeri's base salary and annual cash incentive award target remain unchanged.
On January 22, 2019, the Compensation and Benefits Committee also approved an increase to the annual base salary (effective March 1, 2019) of Douglas E. Buckminster, Group President, Global Consumer Services, from $900,000 per annum to $1,000,000 per annum. In addition, Mr. Buckminster will be eligible to earn an annual cash incentive award of $3.7 million and annual long-term incentive awards consisting of performance restricted stock units and stock options with a target value of $4.8 million.
 
 
 
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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:  January 25, 2019
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