American Express Company Elects Anne Lauvergeon to Board of Directors

Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:40pm EST

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NEW YORK--(Business Wire)--
American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) today announced that Anne Lauvergeon has
been elected to its board of directors. 

Mrs. Lauvergeon is partner and managing director of Efficiency Capital, an
investment firm that focuses on energy, technologies, and natural resources. She
is also chairman and CEO of A.L.P. SAS, an advisory company. In 1999, Mrs.
Lauvergeon was named chairman and CEO of Cogema a leading provider of technology
solutions to power utilities, which she consolidated with other businesses into
Areva that she served as CEO from 2001 to 2011. Prior to that, she was in charge
of international business and industrial holdings at Alcatel, where she was
senior executive vice president and member of the executive committee. Earlier
in her career, she was partner of Lazard Frères & Cie. She also held the
position of deputy chief of staff in the French President`s office and G7/G8
meetings "sherpa" for the President. 

"Anne has a tremendous knowledge of international markets and a track record of
building and leading an innovative company that helps to meet the energy needs
of communities around the world," said Kenneth I. Chenault, chairman and chief
executive officer, American Express. "Her global perspective and leadership
experience make her a terrific addition to our company and our board of

Mrs. Lauvergeon is a member of the board of directors of Total S.A. and Vodafone
Plc. She is chairman of the supervisory board of the French newspaper
Liberation. In addition, Mrs. Lauvergeon serves as a member of several business
associations, charity and educational institutions. 

She is a graduate of the École Normale Supérieure and the French National School
of Mining Engineer. She was awarded an honorary doctorate by London`s Imperial
College, and she is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering as well as the
Royal Academy of Belgium. 

The appointment of Mrs. Lauvergeon to the American Express Company Board of
Directors is effective March 1, 2013. 

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