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AIG ENVIRONMENTAL INCREASES CAPACITY TO $100 MILLION

NEW YORK, January 6, 1999 - American International Group, Inc. (AIG) has announced that AIG EnvironmentalSM, a division of the American International Companies®, has increased its capacity to $100 million per loss and $100 million aggregate for all environmental product lines, up from $70 million. AIG Environmental, writing business through member companies of AIG, is the leading U.S. provider of environmental insurance products and services.

"AIG member companies have been underwriting pollution coverages since 1979, providing coverage for the environmental exposures faced by facility owners and operators, lenders, contractors, consultants, and transporters," said Joseph L. Boren, President, AIG Environmental. "These increased limits reflect the need for additional capacity to address growing environmental exposures and confirm AIG Environmental's commitment to the growing needs of environmental insurance buyers."

AIG Environmental products* include Pollution Legal Liability Select® (PLL Select®), Cleanup Cost Cap, Secured Creditor Impaired Property Policy, Contractors Operations and Professional Services (COPS), and Contractors Pollution Occurrence (CPO).

For more information on AIG Environmental products, contact 202/861-8659 or http://access.aig.com.

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AIG is the leading U.S.-based international insurance organization and among the largest underwriters of commercial and industrial insurance in the United States. Its member companies write property, casualty, marine, life and financial services insurance in approximately 130 countries and jurisdictions, and are engaged in a range of financial services businesses. 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.

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* The above described coverage may not be available in all states, and the above description thereof is neither a complete description nor a complete list of all terms, conditions and exclusions. Note that certain terms used in the above are defined in the policy. Please see the policy for a complete description of its scope and limitations of coverage. Issuance of coverage is subject to underwriting.

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