American Express Appoints Marc D. Gordon as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer

NEW YORK--()--American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) today announced the appointment of Marc D. Gordon, 51, to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, effective September 4, 2012. As head of the company’s global Technologies organization, Mr. Gordon will report to Stephen J. Squeri, Group President, Global Corporate Services. Mr. Gordon will also become a Corporate Officer upon his election by the American Express Board of Directors at the next scheduled meeting.

Most recently, Mr. Gordon served as Enterprise CIO and Chief Technology Officer at Bank of America, where he led the development of industry-leading capabilities and innovations at very large scale. Previously, he was CIO for Best Buy and The Timberland Company. Marc began his career as a consultant at Accenture, serving clients across a range of industries.

“Marc is an exceptional addition to our organization,” said Mr. Squeri. “With 25 years of leadership experience across a range of industries, Marc brings an agile, innovative approach to driving change and leveraging technology to achieve business results. He has a proven record as a leader who is both strategic and hands-on, and who can execute at all levels of scale and scope.”

Mr. Gordon said, “The tremendous strengths of the company’s brand, products and people made this an irresistible opportunity. American Express has a long history of delivering innovative solutions for customers. I’m excited to join the company at this critical time, as American Express continues to transform the customer experience to better meet the needs of our increasingly digital society.”

Mr. Gordon has advised various government agencies in the areas of national cyber security and emergency preparedness, and he served on the U.S. National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) by Presidential appointment. He also leads the National Board of PACER (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights), an organization dedicated to improving the lives of children with disabilities.

Mr. Gordon holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Colby College and a master’s degree from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He will be based in New York.

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Gerilyn A. Cammaroto, 212-640-1550
gerilyn.cammaroto@aexp.com

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Contacts

Gerilyn A. Cammaroto, 212-640-1550
gerilyn.cammaroto@aexp.com