|AS ASTROS STEP UP TO THE MOUND, AIG AMERICAN GENERAL STEPS UP TO THE PLATE TO 'SAVE' THE DAY AGAIN|
| Houston-based life insurance organization renews "Saves for
Children" program with Houston Astros, benefiting CHILDREN AT RISK
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 1, 2007--AIG American General has pledged to "save" the day again in 2007 by renewing its Saves for Children Program with the Houston Astros. Throughout the 2007 Major League Baseball regular season, every time an Astros pitcher earns a save, AIG American General will donate $500 to the Astros in Action Foundation benefiting CHILDREN AT RISK, a Houston-based nonprofit organization.
"AIG American General is proud to partner with the Houston Astros for our third season to benefit CHILDREN AT RISK," said Matthew Winter, AIG American General President and CEO. "The fact that three unrelated organizations can come together to address the health, safety and economic issues facing our children today is a testament to the strong community commitment prevalent in the Houston area."
AIG American General's Saves for Children Program began after the All-Star break in 2005 and raised $11,000 for CHILDREN AT RISK. In 2006, the program raised $20,000 for the nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life of Greater Houston's children through strategic research, public policy analysis, education, collaboration and advocacy. CHILDREN AT RISK is the only nonprofit organization that tracks demographics, poverty, economic security, as well as current local and state issues affecting our children through its publication "Growing Up in Houston," and proactively drives change for children by educating Legislators on the importance of improving each of the key indicators.
According to Major League Baseball rules, a pitcher is credited with a save when he meets all three of the following criteria:
1. He is the finishing pitcher in a game won by his club; and 2. He is not the winning pitcher; and 3. He qualifies under one of the following conditions: a. He enters the game with a lead of no more than three runs and pitches for at least one inning; or b. He enters the game, regardless of the count, with the potential tying run either on base, or at bat, or on deck (that is, the potential tying run is either on base or is one of the first two batsmen he faces); or c. He pitches effectively for at least three innings. No more than one save may be credited in each game.
AIG American General, www.aigag.com, is the marketing name for the insurance companies and affiliates comprising the domestic life operations of American International Group, Inc. (AIG), including American General Life Insurance Company. AIG American General companies offer a broad spectrum of fixed and variable life insurance, annuities 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 as well as the stock exchanges in London, Paris, Switzerland and Tokyo.