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January 26, 1993 | VICTOR F. ZONANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid a swirl of corporate intrigue fueled by strong personalities and weak financial performance, American Express Co. said Monday that its president, Harvey Golub, will succeed James D. Robinson III as chief executive but that Robinson will stay on as chairman. Also, in a surprising development, Robinson will take charge of the company's Shearson Lehman Bros. unit, the company said.
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January 31, 1993 | SCOT J. PALTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a dramatic display of the growing power of disgruntled shareholders, American Express Chairman James D. Robinson III said Saturday that he will resign the top post at the giant financial services company.
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BUSINESS
April 28, 1992 | VICTOR F. ZONANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
American Express Co. Chairman and Chief Executive James D. Robinson III personally approved payments to two company operatives who were deeply involved in the company's smearcampaign against rival banker Edmond Safra, according to a former company executive and a new book by financial writer Bryan Burrough. Harry L. Freeman, a former executive vice president of American Express, said in an interview Monday that Robinson had approved the payments to the two operatives.
BUSINESS
January 26, 1993 | VICTOR F. ZONANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid a swirl of corporate intrigue fueled by strong personalities and weak financial performance, American Express Co. said Monday that its president, Harvey Golub, will succeed James D. Robinson III as chief executive but that Robinson will stay on as chairman. Also, in a surprising development, Robinson will take charge of the company's Shearson Lehman Bros. unit, the company said.
BUSINESS
December 7, 1992 | KATHLEEN DAY and BRETT FROMSON, WASHINGTON POST
The fate of James D. Robinson III and his 15-year tenure as chairman of American Express Co. may have been sealed at a meeting of the board of directors Sept. 20. Robinson, who had been trying for years to overcome a series of setbacks at the company, told the board that it should begin thinking seriously about the succession issue. The 57-year-old CEO had said that he wanted to retire by 60. The process appears to be moving faster after the unusual September meeting.
NEWS
January 31, 1993 | SCOT J. PALTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a dramatic display of the growing power of disgruntled shareholders, American Express Chairman James D. Robinson III said Saturday that he will resign the top post at the giant financial services company.
BUSINESS
July 21, 1991 | SCOT J. PALTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the grand scheme of things, it wasn't a blockbuster disclosure--just the type of embarrassing surprise that has been cropping up all too regularly for American Express and its Shearson Lehman Bros. unit. Shearson's brokers aggressively hawked America West Airlines' stock on the basis of an enthusiastic "buy" recommendation from the brokerage's airline industry analyst. The analyst changed it to a "sell" June 26, the day before the airline filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
BUSINESS
October 5, 1991 | SCOT J. PALTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
American Express Co., reeling from disclosures of huge third-quarter losses on its Optima Card operation, is looking into whether middle-level executives deliberately falsified records to downplay an alarming rise in non-payment of credit card bills. Disclosure of the big losses has caused American Express stock to plummet and prompted unusually harsh criticism of the company from some securities analysts Friday.
NEWS
December 6, 1992 | from Times Wire Services
James D. Robinson III will step down as chief executive officer of American Express Co. as soon as a successor is found sometime next year, a company spokesman said Saturday. Robinson, CEO for 15 years, will remain on the 19-member American Express board, said Mike O'Neill, a spokesman and vice president of American Express.
BUSINESS
February 3, 1990 | SCOT J. PALTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal prosecutors have given former stock speculator Salim B. (Sandy) Lewis immunity from further prosecution and are expected to force him to testify about any role that top officials of American Express Co. may have played in the 1986 manipulation of Fireman's Fund Corp. stock. Lewis pleaded guilty in August to three felony counts related to the incident. He was sentenced to three years on probation, fined $250,000 and ordered to perform community service at a drug rehabilitation center.
BUSINESS
December 7, 1992 | KATHLEEN DAY and BRETT FROMSON, WASHINGTON POST
The fate of James D. Robinson III and his 15-year tenure as chairman of American Express Co. may have been sealed at a meeting of the board of directors Sept. 20. Robinson, who had been trying for years to overcome a series of setbacks at the company, told the board that it should begin thinking seriously about the succession issue. The 57-year-old CEO had said that he wanted to retire by 60. The process appears to be moving faster after the unusual September meeting.
NEWS
December 6, 1992 | from Times Wire Services
James D. Robinson III will step down as chief executive officer of American Express Co. as soon as a successor is found sometime next year, a company spokesman said Saturday. Robinson, CEO for 15 years, will remain on the 19-member American Express board, said Mike O'Neill, a spokesman and vice president of American Express.
BUSINESS
April 28, 1992 | VICTOR F. ZONANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
American Express Co. Chairman and Chief Executive James D. Robinson III personally approved payments to two company operatives who were deeply involved in the company's smearcampaign against rival banker Edmond Safra, according to a former company executive and a new book by financial writer Bryan Burrough. Harry L. Freeman, a former executive vice president of American Express, said in an interview Monday that Robinson had approved the payments to the two operatives.
BUSINESS
October 5, 1991 | SCOT J. PALTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
American Express Co., reeling from disclosures of huge third-quarter losses on its Optima Card operation, is looking into whether middle-level executives deliberately falsified records to downplay an alarming rise in non-payment of credit card bills. Disclosure of the big losses has caused American Express stock to plummet and prompted unusually harsh criticism of the company from some securities analysts Friday.
BUSINESS
July 21, 1991 | SCOT J. PALTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the grand scheme of things, it wasn't a blockbuster disclosure--just the type of embarrassing surprise that has been cropping up all too regularly for American Express and its Shearson Lehman Bros. unit. Shearson's brokers aggressively hawked America West Airlines' stock on the basis of an enthusiastic "buy" recommendation from the brokerage's airline industry analyst. The analyst changed it to a "sell" June 26, the day before the airline filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
BUSINESS
February 3, 1990 | SCOT J. PALTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal prosecutors have given former stock speculator Salim B. (Sandy) Lewis immunity from further prosecution and are expected to force him to testify about any role that top officials of American Express Co. may have played in the 1986 manipulation of Fireman's Fund Corp. stock. Lewis pleaded guilty in August to three felony counts related to the incident. He was sentenced to three years on probation, fined $250,000 and ordered to perform community service at a drug rehabilitation center.
BUSINESS
January 25, 1994 | SCOT J. PALTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stripping away the last of its ill-starred Wall Street acquisitions, American Express said Monday that it will spin off its Lehman Bros. investment banking unit into an independent company owned by American Express shareholders and Lehman employees.
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