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American Express Company

Ticker: AXP

Meeting date: 06/05/2024

Meeting type: Annual

Proposal Mgt rec Vote
Management proposals
1a Proposal Elect Director Thomas J. Baltimore Vote rationale: Board members should devote sufficient time to fulfil their responsibilities effectively. The chairperson is responsible for leading all aspects of the board’s work and should devote a significant amount of time to fulfil his or her responsibilities effectively. Board members should contribute to effective discussions and decision-making by attending all meetings. Global Voting Guidelines Time commitment of board members Mgt rec For Vote Against
1b Proposal Elect Director John J. Brennan Mgt rec For Vote For
1c Proposal Elect Director Walter J. Clayton, III Mgt rec For Vote For
1d Proposal Elect Director Theodore J. Leonsis Mgt rec For Vote For
1e Proposal Elect Director Deborah P. Majoras Mgt rec For Vote For
1f Proposal Elect Director Karen L. Parkhill Mgt rec For Vote For
1g Proposal Elect Director Charles E. Phillips Mgt rec For Vote For
1h Proposal Elect Director Lynn A. Pike Mgt rec For Vote For
1i Proposal Elect Director Stephen J. Squeri Vote rationale: The board should exercise objective judgement on corporate affairs and be able to make decisions independently of management. The roles of chairperson and CEO should not be held by the same individual. Where a company founder combines both roles, we may support this for a limited period, provided the board has put in place measures to mitigate any conflicts of interest. Global Voting Guidelines Separation of chairperson and CEO Mgt rec For Vote Against
1j Proposal Elect Director Daniel L. Vasella Mgt rec For Vote For
1k Proposal Elect Director Lisa W. Wardell Mgt rec For Vote For
1l Proposal Elect Director Christopher D. Young Mgt rec For Vote For
2 Proposal Ratify PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Auditors Mgt rec For Vote For
3 Proposal Advisory Vote to Ratify Named Executive Officers' Compensation Mgt rec For Vote For
4 Proposal Amend Omnibus Stock Plan Mgt rec For Vote For
Shareholder proposals
5 Proposal Submit Severance Agreement to Shareholder Vote Mgt rec Against Vote Against
6 Proposal Report on Climate Lobbying Vote rationale: The board should account for material sustainability risks facing the company, and the broader environmental and social consequences of its operations and products. Sustainability disclosures should be aligned with applicable global reporting standards and frameworks to support investors in their analysis of risks and opportunities. Where a company’s disclosure does not meet our needs as a financial investor, we will consider supporting a well-founded shareholder proposal calling for reasonable disclosure. We will not support a shareholder proposal that appears to impose a strategy or prescribe detailed methods, unrealistic timeframes or targets for implementation. Global Voting Guidelines Corporate sustainability reporting Mgt rec Against Vote For
7 Proposal Report on Company's Policy on Merchant Category Codes Vote rationale: We will not support a shareholder proposal where the company does not appear to have significant gaps in their management or reporting of the relevant sustainability risk. We assess companies against our public expectations on environmental and social issues. We may consider direction of travel and pace of change as part of our assessments. Global Voting Guidelines Shareholder proposals on sustainability Mgt rec Against Vote Against


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