Washington, D.C. 20549

                                   FORM 8-K

                                CURRENT REPORT

                    Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
                        Securities Exchange Act of 1934


       Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 4, 2003

                           AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY
            (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


          New York                      1-7657                 13-4922250
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(State or other jurisdiction   (Commission File Number)     (I.R.S. Employer
     of incorporation or                                   Identification No.)

       200 Vesey Street, World Financial Center
                  New York, New York                       10285
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       (Address of principal executive offices)          (Zip Code)

      Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (212) 640-2000

         (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


Item 9. Regulation FD Disclosure.

On June 4, 2003, Kenneth I. Chenault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of
the Company, delivered a presentation relating to the Company's business
strategies at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.'s Strategic Decisions Conference.
Information contained in such presentation is furnished herein on Exhibit
99.1.  The presentation, together with certain additional materials, is also
available at http://ir.americanexpress.com.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                       AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY (REGISTRANT)

                                       By:  /s/ STEPHEN P. NORMAN
                                            Stephen P. Norman

DATE: June 4, 2003

                               EXHIBIT INDEX

Item No.    Description
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99.1        Information from presentation by Kenneth I. Chenault at
            Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.'s Strategic Decisions
            Conference on June 4, 2003.