Friday, 12 July 2013

American Express

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search American Express Company Type Public Traded as NYSE: AXP Dow Jones Industrial Average Component S&P 500 Component Industry Banking, Financial services Predecessor(s) Livingston, Fargo & Company Wells, Butterfield & Company Wells & Company Founded Buffalo, New York, United States (1850) Headquarters Three World Financial Center, New York City, New York, U.S. Area served Worldwide Key people Kenneth Chenault (Chairman & CEO) Products Charge card, credit cards, traveler's cheque Services Finance, insurance, travel Revenue US$ 33.80 billion (2012) Operating income US$ 6.451 billion (2012) Net income US$ 4.482 billion (2012) Total assets US$ 153.00 billion (2012) Total equity US$ 19.00 billion (2012) Employees 63,600 (2012) Website

American Express Company, also known as AmEx, is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Three World Financial Center, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. Founded in 1850, it is one of the 30 components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The company is best known for its credit card, charge card, and traveler's cheque businesses. Amex cards account for approximately 24% of the total dollar volume of credit card transactions in the US.

BusinessWeek and Interbrand ranked American Express as the 22nd most valuable brand in the world, estimating the brand to be worth US$14.97 billion. Fortune listed Amex as one of the top 20 Most Admired Companies in the World.

The company's logo, adopted in 1958, is a Roman gladiator whose image appears on the company's travelers' cheques and charge cards.

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