AIG Elects Suzanne Nora Johnson to Board of Directors

Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:20pm EDT

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NEW YORK--(Business Wire)--
The Board of Directors of American International Group, Inc. (AIG)
today elected Suzanne Nora Johnson a Director.

   Ms. Nora Johnson, 51, retired as Vice Chairman of The Goldman
Sachs Group, Inc. in 2007. Ms. Nora Johnson had been at the firm for
more than two decades in roles including the Head of the Global
Investment Research Division and the Chairman of the Global Markets
Institute. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Ms. Nora Johnson was an
attorney with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York.

   Ms. Nora Johnson serves as a Director on the Boards of Intuit
Inc., Pfizer Inc. and Visa Inc. She also serves on the Boards of
several non-profit organizations including The American Red Cross, The
Brookings Institution, The Carnegie Institution of Washington and
Women's World Banking. She chairs the investment committees at the
University of Southern California and the Markle Foundation. She also
chairs the Global Agenda Council on Systemic Financial Risk at the
World Economic Forum.

   A native of Chicago, she earned a J.D. degree from Harvard Law
School and a B.A. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (economics,
philosophy/religion, political science) from the University of
Southern California.

   Robert B. Willumstad, AIG Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
said Ms. Nora Johnson brings impressive knowledge of the capital
markets and investment research experience to the AIG Board.
"Suzanne's insights and guidance will be invaluable as AIG addresses
the challenges presented by today's unsettled financial conditions."

   American International Group, Inc. (AIG), a world leader 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 Ireland and Tokyo.

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