American Express Refunds Merchant Discount Rate For Charitable Contributions For Hurricane Sandy Relief

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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

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:

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

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