American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG) (“AIG”) today announced that it has commenced a solicitation of consents (the “Consent Solicitation”) from holders of record at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on November 29, 2012 (the “Record Date”) of its 8.125% Debentures Due 2023, 7.05% Notes Due 2025, 7.00% Notes Due 2026 and 5.60% Debentures Due 2097 (the “Securities”) to amend (the “Proposed Amendment”) the Senior Indenture, dated as of April 15, 1993, as supplemented by the Supplemental Indenture, dated as of June 28, 1993, the Supplemental Indenture, dated as of October 28, 1996, and the Third Supplemental Indenture, dated as of January 1, 1999 (as so supplemented, the “Indenture”), in each case between AIG (as successor to SunAmerica Inc.) and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. (as successor to the First National Bank of Chicago), as Trustee (the “Trustee”). The Proposed Amendment seeks to permit intercompany transfers of Voting Stock of Restricted Subsidiaries (as those terms are defined in the Indenture): (i) to AIG; (ii) to any other Restricted Subsidiary that is, and following such transaction or series of transactions would remain, wholly owned by AIG, directly or indirectly (including through an entity that is not a Restricted Subsidiary), or to one or more entities that are wholly owned by such a Restricted Subsidiary; (iii) to an entity that, as a result of such transaction or series of transactions, would become a Restricted Subsidiary that meets the requirements of clause (ii); or (iv) in a merger of a Restricted Subsidiary with and into another Restricted Subsidiary or AIG. The Proposed Amendment requires the consent of the holders of not less than a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Securities outstanding as of the Record Date of all series affected by the Proposed Amendment (voting as one class) (the “Requisite Consents”). The complete terms and conditions of the Consent Solicitation will be as set forth in AIG’s Consent Solicitation Statement (the “Statement”) and the related Letter of Consent, to be distributed to holders of the Securities for their consideration. Holders of the Securities are urged to read the Statement and Letter of Consent carefully.
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