NU Online News Service, Dec. 30, 2004, 1:25 p.m.

American Express Company says it will donate $1 million in relief to the Asian countries hit by the recent Indonesian earthquake and the resulting tsunamis.[@@]

American Express, New York, says its donation will support the efforts of Red Cross and Red Crescent organizations in the affected countries.

The company also says it will match its employees’ donations for relief efforts in the region.