Sam’s Club Locations to Accept American Express Cards

Nation’s Eighth Largest Retailer Opens Doors to American Express Card
Members

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–American
Express
(NYSE: AXP) today announced that Sam’s Club, the eighth
largest U.S. retailer and a leading membership warehouse club for small
businesses and consumers, will accept American Express cards as a form
of payment starting October 1, 2015. The acceptance of American Express
throughout the more than 650 Sam’s Club locations in the U.S. and Puerto
Rico will provide Card Members with access to high quality-products,
brands and services at a great value.

“We are constantly looking for ways to expand the places where our Card
Members can shop and bring more convenience and value to their everyday
lives,” said Anré Williams, President, Global Merchant Services at
American Express. “We are delighted to work with Sam’s Club, a retailer
that shares our keen customer focus. Their nationwide presence provides
more shopping choices to our consumer and small business Card Members,
giving them access to great products, brands and services. We look
forward to working with Sam’s Club to help them reach new customer
segments and deliver rich marketing benefits.”

Tracey Brown, chief member officer at Sam’s Club, said: “We strive to
give more value to our members – more savings, great experiences and
quality merchandise. Everything we do ties back to how we can better
serve our members. The acceptance of the American Express Card
underscores our commitment to bring greater ease and flexibility to our
members’ shopping experience. American Express – known for their
exceptional customer service, loyal, higher-spending Card Members and
advocacy of small businesses – will help to extend the value of
membership.”

Both Sam’s Club and American Express share a strong commitment to
customer service, delivering high-quality products and services, and
helping small merchants grow. Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores,
Inc., offers a broad array of products including fresh produce, apparel,
home décor and electronics, along with a robust suite of
member-exclusive savings on travel, prescriptions and fuel. In addition,
the membership warehouse club serves 500,000 small business owners every
day.

American Express is also a strong advocate of small merchants, providing
support through products and programs such as Small Business Saturday,
Shop Small, Merchant Financing and OptBlue, the company’s small merchant
acquiring program that enables easier Card acceptance. With 55 million
cards-in-force in the U.S., the company offers a wide breadth of
innovative products, rewards and benefits to its high-spending and loyal
Card Members.

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/americanexpresslinkedin.com/company/american-express,
twitter.com/americanexpress,
and youtube.com/americanexpress.

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About Sam’s Club

Sam’s Club®, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT),
is a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products,
savings and services to millions of members in 653 clubs in the U.S. and
Puerto Rico. To learn more about Sam’s Club, visit the Sam’s
Club Newsroom
, shop at SamsClub.com,
and interact with Sam’s Club on Twitter and Facebook.

Contacts

American Express
Sanette Chao, 212-640-6445
Sanette.chao@aexp.com
or
Sam’s
Club
Bill Durling, 1-800-331-0085
SamsClub.com/newsroom

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