American Express Global Corporate Payments was named “Most Admired Payment System” by readers of The Beat, the BTN Group’s industry-leading business travel newsletter. This is the sixth consecutive year American Express has won the award, making it the only company to do so since The Beat’s Readers’ Choice Awards program launched in 2008. The 6 th Annual Beat Readers' Choice Awards were based on a poll conducted this summer, which asked readers of The Beat to choose which company in six supplier segments they most admire for its “policies, management style and service for business clients.” The segments were: Airline, Hotel, Car Rental, TMC, Tech Provider, and Payment System. “We’re honored to be chosen again for this award by The Beat’s readers and corporate card users, who have so many options when it comes to travel and payments,” said Darryl Brown, President, Americas, Global Corporate Payments, American Express. “We understand that what companies need in travel solutions has changed over the years – American Express has worked hard evolve along with our customers while maintaining our commitment to service.” Franki Lupo Schmidt, Vice President, Business Development, American Express, accepted the award at The Beat Live conference in Miami, Florida on Oct. 1, 2013. About American Express Global Corporate Payments American Express Corporate Payment Solutions provide the Corporate Card, Corporate Purchasing Solutions, and other expense management services to midsize companies and large corporations worldwide. In the U.S., American Express is a leading issuer of commercial cards, serving more than 70 percent of the Fortune 500, as well as tens of thousands of midsize companies. For more information, visit americanexpress.com/corporate. About American Express American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at americanexpress.com and connect with us on facebook.com/americanexpress, foursquare.com/americanexpress, linkedin.com/companies/american-express, twitter.com/americanexpress, and youtube.com/americanexpress. Key links to products and services: charge and credit cards, business credit cards, travel services, gift cards, prepaid cards, merchant services, business travel, and corporate card. About The Beat The Beat is The BTN Group’s irreverent e-newsletter publishing news, views and interviews on travel distribution, business travel and business travel technology. About Northstar Travel Media, LLC. The Beat and The BTN Group are part of Northstar Travel Media, LLC the leading business information and marketing solutions provider to the $300 billion U.S. travel, tourism and meetings industries. Through our award-winning media brands, proprietary content, research and customized marketing solutions, Northstar offers unparalleled depth of information and services to clients in every vertical segment of the travel industry. As the market leader, Northstar delivers unmatched reach and scale across the travel and meetings industries, engaging with more than 1.7 million monthly unique visitors online and managing over 1.1 million subscriptions to its distributed content. No other content and marketing services provider serving the travel and meetings industry approaches Northstar’s scale, reach, or market share.