American Express Appoints Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

American Express (NYSE: AXP) today named Daniel T. Henry Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In this role, he will be responsible for leading the Companys Finance organization and representing American Express to investors, lenders and rating agencies.

Mr. Henry, who served as acting CFO since February, is also a member of the Companys Operating Committee.

"Dan has done an excellent job of leading our finance team and has become a key advisor on corporate strategy and business matters," said Kenneth I. Chenault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Having completed our search, we've selected an outstanding CFO who will be an important part of our Companys leadership and help American Express capitalize on growth opportunities in the payments industry."

Prior to February of this year, Mr. Henry was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the U.S. Consumer, Small Business and Merchant Services Group. He joined American Express in 1990 as Comptroller and worked closely with the Company for several years prior to that as a Partner at Ernst & Young.

Mr. Henry graduated from Iona College and received his Masters of Business Administration from Hofstra University.

American Express Company (www.americanexpress.com) is a leading global payments, network and travel company founded in 1850.

Contacts:

American Express
Michael ONeill, 212-640-5951
mike.oneill@aexp.com
or
Joanna Lambert, 212-640-9668
joanna.g.lambert@aexp.com

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