* Pays $25 million for 2008, 2009 warrants
* Government sold last of its stock last year
March 1 Insurer American International Group Inc
eliminated the U.S. government's last financial interest
in the company on Friday, buying back warrants from the U.S.
Treasury for about $25 million.
The government rescued AIG at the depths of the financial
crisis as the insurer teetered on the brink of bankruptcy. The
bailout ultimately totaled $182 billion, and when all was said
and done the Treasury owned more than 90 percent of the company.
The Treasury sold the last of that stock last year but still
held some warrants. AIG said Friday it had repurchased all of
them. They had originally been issued in 2008 and 2009.
"The U.S. Treasury does not have any residual interest in
AIG after AIG's repurchase of these warrants," the company said
in a statement.
AIG shares fell 0.5 percent to $37.81 in afternoon trading.