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AIG TO ACCELERATE SEPARATION OF ALICO
ALICO To Seek Public Listing in NY

NEW YORK--Jul. 15, 2009-- American International Group, Inc. (AIG) today announced it will accelerate steps to position American Life Insurance Company (ALICO) as an independent entity and seek an initial public offering and public listing in New York, depending on market conditions and subject to regulatory approval. This planned public offering of ALICO is a significant step in the process that was announced by AIG on March 2 and will result in a board of directors and management team for ALICO separate from AIG.

“We continue to consider all strategic options through a robust, structured and disciplined process. At this stage, we expect that a public offering for ALICO will be beneficial to all stakeholders, including U.S. taxpayers, policyholders, employees and distribution partners,” said Edward Liddy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AIG.

Rodney O. Martin, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ALICO said, “Today’s announcement represents a roadmap for our independence. “Our ability to weather current economic conditions across all of our markets demonstrates the strength of our operations, diversification of our platform, confidence of our customers and support of our distribution partners.” ALICO is a leading global insurer operating in 54 countries with 19 million customers, over 40,000 agents and distribution partners and assets under management of more than $89 billion.

Alico is a leading international life insurer with a unique heritage of serving customers across the globe for over 85 years. The company provides consumers and businesses with products and services for life insurance, accident and health insurance, retirement planning, and wealth management solutions. Through an extensive network of over 40,000 agents, brokers and financial institutions and 11,000 employees across 54 countries, Alico services 19 million customers worldwide.

Alico has branch offices, subsidiaries and affiliates in emerging, developing and developed markets in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Alico is domiciled in Wilmington, Delaware and has regional headquarters in Tokyo, London, Paris, Athens, Dubai, and Santiago, Chile.

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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