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NEW YORK--Jun. 4, 2009-- American International Group, Inc. (AIG) announced today that an underwritten public offering of 26 million shares of Transatlantic Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: TRH) common stock owned by AIG and its subsidiary, American Home Assurance Company (AHAC), was priced at a public offering price of $38.00 per share. The underwriters will have a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 3.9 million shares of TRH common stock from AHAC. TRH will not sell any shares in the offering.

J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co., and Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated are joint book-running managers with Lazard Capital Markets LLC as co-lead underwriter. Dowling & Partners and Fox-Pitt Kelton Cochran Caronia Waller are acting as co-managers of the offering.

The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus, copies of which are available for review at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, those documents may be obtained by contacting: J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., 4 Chase Metrotech Center, CS Level, Brooklyn, NY 11245, Attention: Prospectus Department, 718-242-8002; Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 85 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004, telephone: 212-902-1171 or 866-471-2526, fax: 212-902-9316, email: Prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com; or Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014, telephone: (866) 718-1649, email: prospectus@morganstanley.com.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be a sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

American International Group, Inc. (AIG), a world leader in insurance and financial services, is the leading international insurance organization with operations in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions. AIG companies serve commercial, institutional and individual customers through the most extensive worldwide property-casualty and life insurance networks of any insurer. In addition, AIG companies are leading providers of retirement services, financial services and asset management around the world. AIG's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, as well as the stock exchanges in Ireland and Tokyo.

Source: American International Group, Inc.

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