SHANGHAI, China – September 18, 2014 – CITS American Express Business Travel announced today it has been awarded ‘2014 Best Corporate Travel Management Company’ at TravelWeekly China’s ‘China Travel and Meetings Industry Awards 2014’. This is the fourth consecutive year CITS American Express Business Travel has received this award. The award was presented yesterday in a ceremony at The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing.

In determining the winner for the 2014 Best Corporate Travel Management Company, the judges considered many factors, including product and service offering, demonstration of strategic insight and market understanding, excellence in innovation and proven ability to deliver on commitments to customers.

Marco Pellizzer, Vice President and General Manager, CITS American Express Business Travel, said: “We are thrilled to have won this award for the fourth consecutive year. Over the past 12 years since its inception, CITS American Express Business Travel has been committed to providing industry-leading service and innovative products to meet the needs of our customers”.

“It’s particularly pleasing to see our efforts continue to be recognized by our industry partners, suppliers, customers and of course business travelers. We are grateful toTravelWeekly China for this award and everyone who voted for CITS American Express Business Travel.”

Over the past year, CITS American Express Business Travel has focused on delivering the right level of technology and innovation, with the dual objective of improving the overall efficiency of the corporate travel programs of its customers, and enhancing the travel experience for its business travelers. CITS American Express Business Travel has also demonstrated an ongoing commitment to educating and advancing the corporate travel industry overall in China through initiatives like the China Business Travel Forum, held in Shanghai annually.

Now in its twelfth year, the ‘China Travel and Meetings Industry Awards’ recognizes the best enterprises in China’s travel, meetings and incentives industry. Award nominees were initially selected by a panel of industry luminaries, and then readers of TravelWeekly China and Events China were prompted to cast their votes, which ultimately determined the winner of each category.

About CITS American Express Business Travel

Established by American Express and China International Travel Service (CITS) in 2002, CITS American Express Business Travel was the first Sino-US business travel joint venture in the People’s Republic of China. With offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, the joint venture provides a wide range of business travel management services to optimize business travel investments for multi-national corporations and regional, and domestic companies throughout the People’s Republic of China. Learn more at www.citsamericanexpress.com.

About American Express Global Business Travel

Positioned at the intersection of commerce and travel, American Express Global Business Travel offers its customers a comprehensive network, service dependability, and deep insight to help move people and businesses forward. American Express Global Business Travel provides leading travel solutions, integrated consulting services, proprietary research, and end-to-end meetings and events capabilities. These innovative offerings enable customers to optimize the return on their travel and meetings investments. Learn more atwww.amexglobalbusinesstravel.com.

American Express Global Business Travel is part of one of the world’s largest travel agency networks with locations in nearly 140 countries worldwide.

American Express Global Business Travel (“GBT”) is a joint venture that is not wholly-owned by American Express Company or any of its subsidiaries (“American Express”). “American Express Global Business Travel”, “American Express” and the American Express logo are trademarks of American Express, and are used under limited license.