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NEW YORK, Mar 03, 2006 -- American International Group, Inc. (AIG) has announced that Matthew Winter has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of AIG American General Life Companies (AIG American General). Mr. Winter, 49, succeeds Rodney O. Martin, Jr., AIG Executive Vice President - Life Insurance, who was named Chief Operating Officer of AIG's worldwide life insurance business earlier this year.

Mr. Winter joins AIG American General from MassMutual Financial Group, where he most recently served as Executive Vice President and head of the Individual Insurance Group. In that position he was responsible for the career agency system and the individual life insurance, annuity, disability income, long term care, large corporate markets and structured settlements businesses. Prior to joining MassMutual as a result of its merger with Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company, he ran Connecticut Mutual's compliance division. Before joining Connecticut Mutual in 1994 Mr. Winter practiced law, specializing in white-collar criminal defense and complex commercial litigation. He also completed the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School.

Commenting on Mr. Winter's appointment, AIG President and Chief Executive Officer Martin J. Sullivan said, "Matthew Winter brings strong leadership skills and in-depth knowledge of the business to our organization's already deep bench of management talent. AIG American General is a market leader in the life insurance business in the United States, and with the addition of Matthew Winter as President and CEO we are well positioned for future growth of this important franchise."

Mr. Martin, 53, will continue to serve as Chairman of AIG American General in addition to his responsibilities as Chief Operating Officer of AIG's worldwide life insurance business.

AIG American General comprises the domestic life operations of American International Group, Inc. (AIG). AIG American General companies offer a broad spectrum of life insurance, annuity, investment and accident and health products to serve the financial and estate planning needs of its customers throughout the United States.

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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