Company:  AMERICAN EXPRESS CO (AXP)
Form Type:  10-K
Filing Date:  2/22/2013 
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: 
$87.41  
Change: 
0.28 (0.32%)  
Trade Time: 
Apr 24  
Market Cap: 
$92.62B
Description of Business
American Express Company, together with its consolidated subsidiaries (�American Express,� the �Company,� �we,� �us� or �our�), is a global services company that provides customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Our principal products and services are charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services offered to consumers and businesses around the world. We were founded in 1850 as a joint stock association. We were incorporated in 1965 as a New York corporation. American Express Company and its principal operating subsidiary, American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. (�TRS�), are bank holding companies under the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended (the �BHC Act�), subject to the supervision and examination by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the �Federal Reserve�). Our headquarters are located in New York, New York in lower Manhattan.
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  FORM 10-K
    PART I *
      ITEM 1. BUSINESS
        BENEFICIAL OWNERS
      ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS
      ITEM 1B. UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS
      ITEM 2. PROPERTIES
      ITEM 3. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
      ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES
    PART II
      ITEM 5. MARKET FOR REGISTRANT'S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED ...
      ITEM 6. SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA
      ITEM 7. MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF ...
      ITEM 7A. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT ...
      ITEM 8. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA
      ITEM 9. CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ...
      ITEM 9A. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
      ITEM 9B. OTHER INFORMATION
    PART III
      ITEM 14. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTING FEES AND SERVICES
    PART IV
      ITEM 15. EXHIBITS, FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES
    SIGNATURES
    CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
    EXHIBIT INDEX
  EXHIBIT 10.31
  EXHIBIT 10.33
  EXHIBIT 10.34
  EXHIBIT 10.38
  EXHIBIT 10.39
  EXHIBIT 10.45
  EXHIBIT 12
    RATIO COMPUTATION
  EXHIBIT 13
    REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
    REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
      INCOME STATEMENT
      BALANCE SHEET
      CASH FLOW
      STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY
    NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
      INCOME STATEMENT
      CASH FLOW
      INCOME STATEMENT
  EXHIBIT 21
    SUBSIDIARIES
  EXHIBIT 23.1
    CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
  EXHIBIT 31.1
    CERTIFICATION
  EXHIBIT 31.2
    CERTIFICATION
  EXHIBIT 32.1
    Certification Pursuant to
  EXHIBIT 32.2
    Certification Pursuant to
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