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American Express Company (AXP)

3/22/2006 Proxy Information

Mr. Jordan is of counsel to the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Ms. Barshefsky is a partner of the law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. These firms provided legal services to us in 2005 at customary rates and we may continue to use their services in 2006. Mr. Jordan is also a Senior Managing Director of the investment banking firm of Lazard Freres & Co. LLC, which the Company may utilize from time to time for investment banking and financial advisory services. In 2005, the Company paid no fees to Lazard Freres & Co. LLC.

Transactions With Other Companies

In the usual course of our business, we have transactions with many other firms, including financial institutions. Some of the directors or officers of these firms may also serve as directors or officers for us or our subsidiaries. We carry out our transactions with these firms on customary terms. The Directors and officers who serve us, our subsidiaries or the other firms involved may not have knowledge of these transactions.

Transactions Between the Company and Our Directors and Officers

Our executive officers and Directors may from time to time take out loans from certain of our subsidiaries on the same terms that these subsidiaries offer to the general public. For example, American Express Centurion Bank may extend credit to our Directors and executive officers under their Optima¨ Cards or Blue from American Express¨. All indebtedness from these transactions is in the ordinary course of our business and is on the same terms, including interest rates, in effect for comparable transactions with other people. Such indebtedness involves normal risks of collection and does not have features or terms that are unfavorable to our subsidiaries.

Our executive officers and Directors may also have transactions with us or our subsidiaries involving other goods and services, such as health savings accounts and travel services. These transactions are also in the usual course of our business and we provide them on terms that we offer to our customers generally.

Certain Employees

Occasionally we may have employees who are related to our executive officers or Directors. We compensate these individuals in a manner consistent with our policies that apply to all employees.

Transactions With Significant Shareholders

We have a number of ordinary course relationships with Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (Berkshire), its affiliates, and companies in which they have significant investments. Some of these companies are service establishments that accept our charge and credit cards and pay our subsidiaries fees when our customers use these cards. From time to time we may enter into joint marketing or other relationships with one or more of these companies that encourage our customers to apply for and use our cards. Our subsidiaries also provide Corporate Card or travel services to some of these companies and these companies pay fees to these subsidiaries. We or our subsidiaries may engage in other commercial transactions with these companies and pay or receive fees in these transactions.

3/15/2005 Proxy Information

Mr. Jordan is of counsel to the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Ms. Barshefsky is a partner of the law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. These firms provided legal services to us in 2004 at customary rates and they continue to provide such services to us in 2005. Mr. Jordan is also a Senior Managing Director of the investment banking firm of Lazard Freres & Co. LLC, which the Company may utilize from time to time for investment banking and financial advisory services. In 2004 the Company did not utilize the services of this firm.

Our executive officers and Directors may from time to time take out loans from certain of our subsidiaries on the same terms that these subsidiaries offer to the general public. By way of example, American Express Centurion Bank may extend credit to our Directors and executive officers under their Optima Cards or Blue from American Express. All indebtedness from these transactions is in the ordinary course of our business and is on the same terms, including interest rates, in effect for comparable transactions with other people. Such indebtedness involves normal risks of collection and does not have features or terms that are unfavorable to our subsidiaries.

Our executive officers and Directors may also have transactions with us or our subsidiaries involving other goods and services, such as travel, insurance and investment services. These transactions are also in the usual course of our business and we provide them on terms that we offer to our employees generally.

Certain Employees

Occasionally we may have employees who are related to our executive officers or Directors. We compensate these individuals in a manner consistent with our policies that apply to all employees.

Transactions with Significant Shareholders

We have a number of ordinary course relationships with Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (Berkshire), its affiliates, and companies in which they have significant investments. Some of these companies are service establishments that accept our charge and credit cards and pay our subsidiaries fees when our customers use these cards. From time to time we may enter into joint marketing or other relationships with one or more of these companies that encourage our customers to apply for and use our cards. Our subsidiaries also provide Corporate Card or travel services to some of these companies and these companies pay fees to these subsidiaries. We or our subsidiaries may engage in other commercial transactions with these companies and pay or receive fees in these transactions.

3/15/2004 Proxy Information

Mr. Jordan is of counsel to the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P. Ms. Barshefsky is a partner of the law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering LLP. These firms provided legal services to us in 2003 at customary rates and they continue to provide such services to us in 2004. Mr. Jordan is also a Senior Managing Director of the investment banking firm of Lazard Freres & Co. LLC, which the Company may utilize from time to time for investment banking and financial advisory services. In 2003 the Company did not utilize the services of this firm.

SERVICE BY DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS

In the usual course of our business, we have transactions with many other firms, including financial institutions. Some of the directors or officers of these firms may also serve as directors or officers for us or our subsidiaries. We carry out our transactions with these firms on customary terms. The directors and officers who serve us, our subsidiaries or the other firms involved may not have knowledge of these transactions.

TRANSACTIONS BETWEEN THE COMPANY AND OUR DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS

Our executive officers and Directors may from time to time take out loans from certain of our subsidiaries on the same terms that these subsidiaries offer to the general public. By way of example, American Express Centurion Bank may extend credit to our Directors and executive officers under their Optima(R) Cards or Blue from American Express(R). All indebtedness from these transactions is in the ordinary course of our business and is substantially on the same terms, including interest rates, in effect for comparable transactions with other people. Such indebtedness involves normal risks of collection and does not have features or terms that are unfavorable to our subsidiaries.

Our executive officers and Directors may also have transactions with us or our subsidiaries involving other goods and services, such as travel, insurance and investment services. These transactions are also in the usual course of our business and we provide them on terms that we offer to our employees generally.

CERTAIN EMPLOYEES

Occasionally we may have employees who are related to our executive officers or Directors. We compensate these individuals consistent with our policies that apply to all employees.

STOCK PURCHASE ASSISTANCE PLAN

In 2002 the Company decided to stop issuing new loans under its Stock Purchase Assistance Plan (SPAP) which was approved by shareholders in 1983. The purpose of the plan was to provide full-recourse loans to enable certain of our senior officers to pay the exercise price of stock options (as well as related taxes) or to buy common shares in the open market. During 2003 none of the named executives had any loan amounts outstanding under SPAP. For all our executive officers as a group, the highest principal amount outstanding under SPAP during 2003 was $1.1 million which was repaid in February 2003. As of February 27, 2004, no loan to any executive officer remained outstanding.

Participants were limited to a loan of 300% of their base salary, were required to repay the loan within five years, and pledged common shares as collateral, the value of which was at least 100% of the loan principal on the date of the loan. Outstanding loans required interest to be paid quarterly at a rate that is two percentage points below the prime lending rate of a major New York City bank.

TRANSACTIONS WITH SIGNIFICANT SHAREHOLDERS

We have a number of ordinary course relationships with Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (Berkshire), its affiliates, and companies in which they have significant investments. Some of these companies are service establishments that accept our charge and credit cards and pay our subsidiaries fees when our customers use these cards. From time to time we may enter into joint marketing or other relationships with one or more of these companies that encourage our customers to apply for and use our cards. Our subsidiaries also provide Corporate Card or travel services to some of these companies and these companies pay fees to these subsidiaries. We or our subsidiaries may engage in other commercial transactions with these companies and pay or receive fees in these transactions.

3/13/2003 Proxy Information

Mr. Jordan is of counsel to the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P. Ms. Barshefsky is a partner of the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. These firms provided legal services to us in 2002 at customary rates and they continue to provide such services to us in 2003. Mr. Jordan is also a Senior Managing Director of the investment banking firm of Lazard Freres & Co. LLC, which the Company utilizes from time to time for investment banking and financial advisory services.

Our executive officers and Directors may take out loans from certain of our subsidiaries on the same terms that these subsidiaries offer to the general public. By way of example, American Express Centurion Bank may extend credit to our Directors and executive officers under their Optima(R) Cards or Blue from American Express/SM/. Our executive officers and Directors may engage in similar transactions with certain subsidiaries in 2003. All indebtedness from these transactions is in the ordinary course of our business and is substantially on the same terms, including interest rates, in effect for comparable transactions with other people. Such indebtedness involves normal risks of collection and does not have features or terms that are unfavorable to our subsidiaries.

Our executive officers and Directors may also have transactions with us or our subsidiaries involving other goods and services, such as travel, insurance and investment services. These transactions are also in the usual course of our business and we provide them on terms that we offer to our employees generally.

We have a number of ordinary course relationships with Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Davis Selected Advisers L.P. (Davis), their affiliates, and companies in which they have significant investments. Some of these companies are service establishments that accept our charge and credit cards and pay our subsidiaries fees when our customers use these cards. From time to time we may enter into joint marketing or other relationships with one or more of these companies that encourage our customers to apply for and use our cards. Our subsidiaries also provide Corporate Card or travel services to some of these companies and these companies pay fees to these subsidiaries. We or our subsidiaries may engage in other commercial transactions with these companies and pay or receive fees in these transactions. One of our subsidiaries has retained Davis to act as the sole sub-advisor to one of the mutual funds sponsored by the financial advisory services business of the Company. Davis is paid a fee for such services, the amount and terms of which are consistent with practices within the fund industry. Under the terms of its engagement, Davis is prohibited from making investments in the securities of the Company or any of its subsidiaries for the fund that Davis advises.