|AIG LAUNCHES ''GOALS FOR KIDS'' CHARITY INITIATIVE WITH MANCHESTER UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB|
NEW YORK--Aug. 17, 2006--American International Group, Inc. (AIG), the principal sponsor of Manchester United Football Club, today announced the launch of the "AIG Goals for Kids" program. For each goal that Manchester United scores during any FA Premier League, UEFA Champions League, FA Cup or Carling Cup game during the 2006-2007 season, AIG will donate GBP 1,000 to a selected children's charity in the United Kingdom or Ireland. In the future, AIG hopes to implement similar programs in other countries around the world.
"AIG is proud to support children's charities through the 'AIG Goals for Kids' program with Manchester United," said Martin J. Sullivan, President and Chief Executive Officer of AIG. "This program will help underprivileged children and bring attention to worthy charities through our association with one of the world's most famous sports teams."
David Gill, Chief Executive of Manchester United, added, "The combination of our 75 million fans worldwide and AIG's extensive global network means we will have no shortage of support for the children's charities benefiting from the goal-scoring efforts of the team. We commend AIG on this initiative and look forward to the goals starting to flow from our first match versus Fulham on August 20th."
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 on the New York Stock Exchange, as well as the stock exchanges in London, Paris, Switzerland and Tokyo.