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PHOTOS OF NEW YORK YANKEES OUTFIELDER HIDEKI MATSUI AT AIG SPONSORED ''MATSUI NOTEBOOK DAY'' ARE AVAILABLE ON BUSINESS WIRE'S WEB SITE, AP PHOTOEXPRESS AND NEWSTREAM.COM

NEW YORK--May 15, 2004--Captions read: New York Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui (center) with his junior high school coach and mentor, Michihiro Takakuwa (right) and Howard Smith, American International Group, Inc. (AIG) Vice Chairman (left), at home plate during the Yankees vs. Mariners game on May 15. AIG sponsored "Matsui Notebook Day," giving away 18,000 promotional notebooks and pledging one million yen ($10,000) to both the Bronx-based Parkchester Little League and the Japan Little League Baseball Association.

Hideki Matsui watches his home run leave the park during the Yankees vs. Mariners game on May 15. In a promotion sponsored by American International Group, Inc. (AIG), Matsui's home run scores the Parkchester Little League in the Bronx and Japan Little League Baseball Association one million yen ($10,000) each.

Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky, World Wide Photos

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is the world's leading international insurance and financial services organization, with operations in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions. AIG member companies serve commercial, institutional and individual customers through the most extensive worldwide property-casualty and life insurance networks of any insurer. In the United States, AIG companies are the largest underwriters of commercial and industrial insurance and AIG American General is a top-ranked life insurer. AIG's global businesses also include financial services, retirement services and asset management. AIG's financial services businesses include aircraft leasing, financial products, trading and market making. AIG's growing global consumer finance business is led in the United States by American General Finance. AIG also has one of the largest U.S. retirement services businesses through AIG SunAmerica and AIG VALIC, and is a leader in asset management for the individual and institutional markets, with specialized investment management capabilities in equities, fixed income, alternative investments and real estate. AIG'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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             Andrew Silver, 212-770-3141
             andrew.silver@aig.com

    SOURCE: American International Group, Inc.