American Express to donate to flood relief in Alberta

MARKHAM, ON, June 27, 2013 /CNW/ - American Express today announced that it is contributing $25,000 in support of the Canadian Red Cross relief efforts towards communities across Alberta impacted by the recent severe flooding.

"Our thoughts are with our employees, customers and all the residents of Alberta who have been impacted by this devastating flood," said Howard Grosfield, President and Chief Executive Officer of Amex Bank of Canada.  "It's inspiring to see the Canadian community pull together in support of those who have been affected by this disaster, and we hope that our contribution will help in the greater effort to rebuild the region."

About American Express in Canada

American Express in Canada operates as Amex Bank of Canada and Amex Canada Inc. Both are wholly owned subsidiaries of the New York based American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc., the largest operating unit of the American Express Company. Amex Bank of Canada is the issuer of American Express charge and credit cards, with outstanding products like the American Express® Gold Rewards Card, and the American Express® AeroplanPlus® Gold Card. Amex Canada Inc. operates the Corporate Travel and Travellers Cheques divisions in Canada. American Express opened its first offices in Toronto and Hamilton in 1853 and now employs 3,700 Canadians coast-to-coast. For more information, visit AmericanExpress.ca or connect with us at Facebook.com/AmericanExpressCanada

SOURCE: American Express

For further information:

Jolene Sonshine
American Express Canada
jolene.sonshine@aexp.com