American Express Company 8-K 2012
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 26, 2012
AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 640-2000
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):
On March 26, 2012, American Express Company (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing an increase in the quarterly dividend on its common stock from $0.18 per share to $0.20 per share and the authorization to repurchase up to 150 million shares of its common stock from time to time, in accordance with the Company’s capital distribution plans approved by the Federal Reserve and subject to market conditions. Such press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.
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.
Date: March 26, 2012