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Issuer Delisting; Notice of Application of American Express Company To Withdraw Its Common Stock, $.20 Par Value, From Listing and Registration on the Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.

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Start Preamble September 21, 2005.

On August 24, 2005, American Express Company, a New York corporation (“Issuer”), filed an application with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”), pursuant to Section 12(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) [1] and Rule 12d2-2(d) thereunder,[2] to withdraw its common stock, $.20 par value (“Security”), from listing and registration on the Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc. (“CHX”).

The Board of Directors (“the Board”) of the Issuer approved a resolution on July 25, 2005 to withdraw the Security from listing on CHX. The Issuer stated that the following reason factored into the Board's decision to withdraw the Security from CHX: the staff time and costs associated with maintaining a listing on regional exchanges has outweighed the benefits. The Issuer stated in its application that the Security is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, Inc. (“NYSE”).

The Issuer stated in its application that it has complied with applicable rules of CHX by complying with all applicable laws in the State of New York, the state in which the Issuer is incorporated, and by providing CHX with the required documents governing the withdrawal of securities from listing and registration on CHX. The Issuer's application relates solely to the withdrawal of the Security from listing on CHX and shall not affect its continued listing on NYSE or the Boston Stock Exchange, Inc. (“BSE”),[3] or its obligation to be registered under Section 12(b) of the Act.[4]

Any interested person may, on or before October 11, 2005 comment on the facts bearing upon whether the application has been made in accordance with the rules of CHX, and what terms, if any, should be imposed by the Commission for the protection of investors. All comment letters may be submitted by either of the following methods:

Electronic Comments

Paper Comments

  • Send paper comments in triplicate to Jonathan G. Katz, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549-9303.

All submissions should refer to File Number 1-07657. This file number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help us process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on Start Printed Page 56749the Commission's Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/​rules/​delist.shtml). Comments are also available for public inspection and copying in the Commission's Public Reference Room. All comments received will be posted without change; we do not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly.

The Commission, based on the information submitted to it, will issue an order granting the application after the date mentioned above, unless the Commission determines to order a hearing on the matter.

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For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.[5]

Jonathan G. Katz,

Secretary.

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Footnotes

3.  On August 24, 2005, the Issuer filed an application with the Commission to withdraw the Security from listing and registration on BSE. Notice of such application will be published separately.

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[FR Doc. E5-5305 Filed 9-27-05; 8:45 am]

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