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NEW YORK, February 5, 2001 - AIG Consultants, Inc. (AIGC), a member company of American International Group, Inc. (AIG), has announced that it is one of the first companies to become certified under ISO 9000-2000, the new quality management system standards established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in December 2000. AIGC provides risk management consulting services.
ISO 9000-2000 is a series of international standards for quality management systems. These standards contain requirements and guidelines for establishing and maintaining a quality management system. Compliance with the ISO 9000-2000 standard is voluntary.

AIGC was recommended for certification by SGS International Certification Services, an international leader in providing third-party assessment and certification of quality management systems.

"The ISO 9000 - 2000 standard is a recognized global framework for delivering excellence in customer service, best business practices and business leadership," said John Carey, President, AIG Consultants, Inc. "AIGC has incorporated the standard into its business practices to reinforce the company's commitment to high quality service that not only meets, but exceeds, customer expectations by creating business solutions that help contribute to our customer's bottom line."

AIGC's environmental, healthcare, and safety risk management services provide customers with professional, cost effective and measurable methods to help improve their competitive business position. AIGC services are offered globally through its extensive network of consultants in over 33 countries.

AIG is the leading U.S.-based international insurance and financial services organization and the largest underwriter of commercial and industrial insurance in the United States. Its member companies write a wide range of commercial and personal insurance products through a variety of distribution channels in approximately 130 countries and jurisdictions throughout the world. AIG's global businesses also include financial services and asset management, including aircraft leasing, financial products, trading and market making, consumer finance, institutional, retail and direct investment fund asset management, real estate investment management, and retirement savings products. American International Group, Inc.'s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, as well as the stock exchanges in London, Paris, Switzerland and Tokyo.