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American Express and the Italian Post Office announced Tuesday an agreement in which the Post Office will sell American Express Cards through its 15,000 branch network. The terms of the agreement will also allow American Express Cardmembers to settle their American Express bills each month through their postal accounts. Additionally, Cardmembers will be able to use the American Express Card for Posta Celere transactions, the Italian Post’s international express courier service. The Italian Post operates the largest savings and payment systems infrastructure in Italy.

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American Express and the Italian Post Office today announced an agreement in which the Post Office will sell American Express card through its 15,000 branch network. The agreement is the latest in a series of card agreements that American express has forged with financial institutions around the world.

“Our partnership with the Italian Post will allow American Express to increase card sales as well as offer Italian postal customers a broader array of products that meet the needs of their contemporary lifestyles,” said Massimo Quarra, General Director of American Express Italia. “American Express has succeeded in launching an aggressive global strategy that has translated into card agreements with banks and financial institutions around the world. Now Italian postal customers will be able to enjoy the efficient world-class service associated with American Express.”

The terms of the agreement will also allow American Express Cardmembers to settle their American Express bills each month through their postal accounts. Additionally, Cardmembers will be able to use the American Express Card for Posta Celere transactions, the Italian Post’s international express courier service.

Over the past two years, American Express has concluded agreements with several financial institutions to issue and sell American Express Cards, including Bank Hapoalim (Isreal), Banco Comercial Portugues (Portugal), Alpha Credit Bank (Greece), Akbank (Turkey), Tong Yang Card Corporation (South Korea), and Banco Consolidado (Venezuela).

The company has also joined forces with major travel organizations to issue co-branded cards that provide attractive rewards, including Delta Airline (U.S.A.), Hilton Hotels (U.S.A.), Accor (France), and ITT Sheraton (U.S.A.). Last year American Express also announced agreements with French auto manufacturers Citroen and Peugeot, in which American Express agreed to open its global merchant network by accepting Citroen’s Carte Rouge and Peugeot’s La Carte Peugeot.

The Italian Post operates approximately 15,000 offices throughout Italy and maintains the largest savings and payment systems infrastructure in Italy.

American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc., a whollly-owned subsidiary of the American Express Company – a diversified worldwide travel and financial services company founded in 1850. It provides card, Travel Cheque, travel and financial services in over 160 countries.

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