American Express announced as Preferred Payment Partner for Westfield in London

American Express and Westfield today announced a strategic partnership that sees American Express named as the ‘Preferred Payment Partner’ for Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City.
By: Katie Blake
Dec. 15, 2011 - PRLog -- Building on a long-standing relationship between the two global brands, the multi-year
partnership will offer American Express unprecedented branding opportunities in the two
malls, as well as special benefits and promotions for American Express cardmembers which will drive customer loyalty.

As Preferred Payment Partner, American Express will have unique access to Westfield owned media, providing a strong presence throughout the malls. American Express cardmembers will receive special access to a range of Westfield events and services throughout the partnership, such as the Christmas ice rinks, hands-free shopping and valet parking.

“Over the last few years American Express has significantly expanded its network in the UK, with strong growth in retail and casual dining. Our partnership with Westfield, encompassing two of the largest malls in Europe, will deliver great benefits for cardmembers and further strengthen our presence in the retail sector,” says Mark Roper, Vice President Merchant Services UK for American Express.

Bill Giouroukos, Director of Operations for Westfield, said: “Westfield and American Express are two of the world’s leading consumer brands. Our partnership will allow us to integrate our marketing efforts and ultimately drive footfall across the centres. It will also provide us with a comprehensive picture of consumer spending in our centres and, for the first time, outside Westfield through the expertise of American Express Business Insights.”

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 and connect with us on, and
About Westfield
The Westfield Group (ASX Code: WDC) is an internally managed, vertically integrated, shopping
centre group undertaking ownership, development, design, construction, funds/asset
management, property management, leasing and marketing activities and employing over
4,000 staff worldwide. The Westfield Group has interests in and operates one of the world's
largest shopping centre portfolios with investment interests in 124 shopping centres across
Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Brazil , encompassing
around 25,000 retail outlets and total assets under management of A$59.6 billion.

For further information, please contact:
American Express Public Affairs
Todd Beavis
Telephone: 012 7321 8282 or 07850 326 876
Laura Passam
Westfield Corporate Affairs
Telephone: 020 7061 1861
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