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American Express Travel Announces 2012 Representative Excellence Award Winners

<p class='bwalignc'> <b>U.S. Representative Agency Winners Honored for Superior Sales and Year-Over-Year Growth</b> </p>

Friday, March 22, 2013

American Express Travel Announces 2012 Representative Excellence Award Winners07:00 EDT Friday, March 22, 2013 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- American Express Travel has announced that 25 agency members of its U.S. Representative Travel Network have earned the prestigious Representative Excellence Award for 2012. The Representative Excellence Award honors the achievements of the Representative Travel Network member agencies that have reached superior results for their concentrated effort in selling preferred suppliers and their engagement of American Express products and programs. "We are excited to recognize these dedicated travel agent partners for their outstanding participation within our network,” said Tony Gonchar, Vice President, U.S. Retail Travel Network, and American Express Travel. "The 25 agencies selected have represented the American Express brand in an exemplary fashion and delivered extraordinary results in 2012, contributing to an exceptional year for American Express Travel and the industry overall.” This year's Representative Excellence Award winners are: All Seasons -Birmingham, ALAltour -New York City, NYAMT - West Covina, CAAndrew Harper – Westmont, ILAvoya Travel - Miami, FLAvenue Travel - West Orange, NJAzumano Travel - Portland, ORBoca Express – Boca Raton, FLBursch Travel - Alexandria, MNCanyon Creek - Richardson, TXCarrousel Travel - Minneapolis, MNCI Travel - Norfolk, VACorporate Travel Center - Moorpark, CACruisePlanners - Coral Springs, FLE Clarke Travel - Fort Lee, NJFairway Travel - Carrollton, TXFox World Travel - Oshkosh, WIGulliver Travel - Fort Worth, TXMacNair Travel Management – Alexandria, VAMilne Travel - Barre, VTNational Travel Systems - Lubbock, TXPennsylvania Travel - Paoli, PAPrestige Travel & Cruises - Las Vegas, NVSpringdale Travel - Mobile, ALTravelink - Nashville, TNThe Travel Team - Buffalo, NYWilliamsburg Travel - Atlanta, GA About American Express Travel: American Express entered the travel agency business in 1915, and today operates one of the world's largest travel agency networks in more than 140 countries worldwide. American Express Company (www.americanexpress.com) is a leading global payments, network and travel company founded in 1850. 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. American ExpressTracy Paurowski, 212-640-8409tracy.j.paurowski@aexp.com