The amount of new notes and cash offered in each exchange offer is described in the confidential offering circular. Eligible Holders that validly tender and do not validly withdraw their old notes at or prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on November 27, 2012, subject to any extension by American Express Company, will receive an early exchange premium equal to (i) $30.00 per $1,000 principal amount of 2019 Notes accepted for exchange and (ii) $30.00 per $1,000 principal amount of 2038 Notes accepted for exchange.
The exchange offers will expire at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on December 11, 2012, unless extended by American Express Company. Tenders of old notes in the exchange offers may be validly withdrawn at any time at or prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on November 27, 2012, subject to extension by American Express Company, but not thereafter, unless additional withdrawal rights are required by law.
The exchange offers will not be registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws. Therefore, the new notes may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and any applicable state securities laws. American Express Company will enter into registration rights agreements with respect to the new notes.
Documents relating to the exchange offers will only be distributed to holders of the old notes that complete and return a letter of eligibility confirming that they are Eligible Holders. Holders of the old notes that desire to review the eligibility letter may visit the website for this purpose at http://www.dfking.com/axp or contact D.F. King & Co., Inc., the information agent for the exchange offers, by calling toll-free (800) 549-6697 or at (212) 269-5550 (banks and brokerage firms).This press release is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security. The exchange offers are being made solely by the confidential offering circular and related letter of transmittal and only to such persons and in such jurisdictions as is permitted under applicable law. In particular, this communication is only addressed to and directed at: (A) in any Member State of the European Economic Area that has implemented the Prospectus Directive, qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive and (B) (i) persons that are outside the United Kingdom or (ii) investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the “Order”) or (iii) high net worth companies, and other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as “relevant persons”). The new notes are only available to, and any invitation, offer or agreement to subscribe, purchase or otherwise acquire such new notes will be engaged in only with, relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this document or any of its contents. This press release contains forward-looking statements which are subject to risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements contain words such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “will,” “may,” “likely” and similar expressions. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. American Express Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, whether or not American Express Company will ultimately consummate the exchange offers, the satisfaction of the conditions described in the confidential offering circular and market conditions.
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