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American Express Named “Most Admired Payment System” for Fifth Consecutive Year in the Beat's 2012 Readers' Choice Awards Program

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

American Express Named “Most Admired Payment System” for Fifth Consecutive Year in the Beat's 2012 Readers' Choice Awards Program08:36 EDT Wednesday, September 12, 2012 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- American Express has been named “Most Admired Payment System” by readers of The Beat, the BTN Group's industry-leading business travel newsletter. This is the fifth year in a row 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. In a recent online survey, readers of The Beat, which includes top executives in the corporate travel management, purchasing and payment industry, named American Express the “Most Admired Payment System” for its “service, policies, and management style.” “We're honored to be chosen for this award by people who know corporate travel and payments inside and out,” said Darryl Brown, President, Americas, Global Corporate Payments, American Express. “We're always working to deliver valuable payment solutions and expertise to companies and their travelers, so it's great to be seen in this light by our peers. We're especially gratified to be recognized for our commitment to service, which is a core tenet of the way American Express does business.” About American Express Global Corporate Payments Through its Global Corporate Payments group, American Express provides the Corporate Card, Corporate Purchasing Solutions, and other expense management services to mid-sized companies and large corporations worldwide. In the U.S., it is a leading issuer of commercial cards, serving more than 70% of the Fortune 500, as well as tens of thousands of mid-sized companies. American Express issues local-currency commercial cards in more than 40 countries, and international currency cards in an additional 100+ countries. For more information, visit www.americanexpress.com/corporate. About The BeatThe 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. American ExpressCorey Karsch, 212-640-0671corey.r.karsch@aexp.comorSloane & CompanyEmma Post, 212-446-1878epost@sloanepr.com