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American Express Refunds Merchant Discount Rate to Charities for Contributions Made for Hurricane Sandy Relief

Company Also Contributes $1,000,000

NEW YORK - In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, American Express today announced that it will rebate the merchant discount rate to the following non-profit organizations for charitable contributions for Hurricane relief that Cardmembers make directly using their American Express Cards:

• American Red Cross
• AmeriCares
• City Harvest
• Habitat for Humanity
• Humane Society of the United States
• Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City
• Salvation Army
• Save the Children
• United Way of America
• World Vision

The rebate, which will be given directly to the charities listed above, is effective retroactively from Monday, October 29 through December 31, 2012.

Cardmembers can also use their Membership Rewards® points for charitable contributions to these organizations as well as others.

In addition, American Express will donate $1,000,000 to the American Red Cross and other organizations involved in Hurricane relief efforts.

About American Express
American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at americanexpress.com and connect with us on facebook.com/americanexpress, foursquare.com/americanexpress, linkedin.com/companies/american-express, twitter.com/americanexpress, and youtube.com/americanexpress.

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