PT. Bank Danamon Indonesia Tbk ("Bank Danamon") was established in 1956 and as of the end of the second quarter of 2006 operates 1,373 branches including its DSP and Syariah units as well as Adira; 9,400 ATMs, including through our association with ATM Bersama and ALTO, in all 32 provinces in Indonesia and supported by almost 30,000 employees on a consolidated basis (including Bank Danamon's subsidiaries).
As per June 30, 2006, Bank Danamon is 69.54% owned by Asia Financial Indonesia (AFI) Consortium, 6.36% by Morgan Stanley Pte. Ltd. and 24.10% by the public (ownership interest below 5%).
In September 1, 2006, Bank Danamon became the sole issuer and acquirer of American Express« Cards in Indonesia under an independent operator agreement. This agreement allows Bank Danamon to issue American Express Cards to individual and corporate clients. Bank Danamon is also solely responsible for providing services to local merchants who accept American Express Cards and for signing up new merchant partners in Indonesia.
Since then, Bank Danamon has issued 5 types of American Express Cards designed to satisfy customer requirements:
American Express Company is a diversified worldwide travel, financial and network services company, founded in 1850. It is a world leader in charge and credit cards, travelers cheques, travel, and business services. Since 1996 American Express has been aggressively pursuing a strategy of opening its merchant network and card product portfolio to third party issuers around the world. By leveraging its global infrastructure and the powerful appeal of brand, American Express has gained even broader reach for its network worldwide. American Express has now established nearly 115 card-issuing partnerships in over 125 countries.