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ERIC LITZKY ELECTED AIG VICE PRESIDENT-CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND NAMED SPECIAL COUNSEL AND SECRETARY TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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NEW YORK--Dec. 12, 2005--American International Group, Inc. (AIG) has announced that its Board of Directors has elected Eric N. Litzky Vice President-Corporate Governance and that he has also been named Special Counsel and Secretary to the Board of Directors.

Mr. Litzky will report directly to the AIG Board on corporate governance and other board matters. He will continue to provide counsel to AIG in the general corporate, corporate finance and securities law areas. Secretary to the Board of Directors is a new position. Kathleen E. Shannon continues to serve as Senior Vice President and Secretary of the Corporation.

Mr. Litzky joined AIG in 1995 as an Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary and became Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary in 2001. He was named Special Counsel to the Board earlier this year. Prior to joining AIG, Mr. Litzky was an associate with the law firm of Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon LLP. He earned his B.S. from New York University, College of Business and Public Administration and his J.D. from Boston University School of Law.

American International Group, Inc. (AIG), world leaders 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 in the U.S. on the New York Stock Exchange and ArcaEx, as well as the stock exchanges in London, Paris, Switzerland and Tokyo.

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American International Group, Inc.
Joe Norton
212-770-3144