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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): December 1, 2021
 
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 class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Shares (par value $0.20 per Share)   AXP   New 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 8.01 Other Events.
On December 1, 2021, American Express Company (the “Company”) announced the expiration and final results of its previously announced exchange offer pursuant to which it offered to issue its new senior notes (the “AXP Notes”) in exchange for any and all of the $2 billion aggregate principal amount of the outstanding 3.300% Senior Notes due May 3, 2027 (the “Credco Notes”) issued by American Express Credit Corporation (“Credco”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, and Credco’s related consent solicitation.
American Express will pay interest on the AXP Notes from the most recent interest payment date on which interest has been paid on the Credco Notes at the rate of 3.300% per annum semi-annually in arrears on May 3 and November 3 of each year, beginning May 3, 2022, to the persons in whose names such AXP Notes are registered on the April 15 or October 15, as the case may be, immediately preceding such interest payment date, except that interest payable at maturity will be payable to the person to whom the principal of the note is paid.
A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

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Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits
Exhibit Description
99.1
104 The cover page of this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted as inline XBRL
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SIGNATURES


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/ Kristina V. Fink
    Name:  Kristina V. Fink
    Title:    Deputy Corporate Secretary
 
Date: December 1, 2021
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