American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG) announced today that it has priced the sale in Hong Kong of approximately 1.65 billion ordinary shares of AIA Group Limited (AIA) by means of a placing to certain institutional investors. This represents all of the AIA ordinary shares owned by AIG.
Upon the closing of the placing, which is scheduled for December 20, 2012, in Hong Kong, and is subject to customary closing conditions, AIG will receive gross proceeds of approximately US$6.45 billion, based upon a purchase price of HK$30.30 (approximately US$3.91) per share. AIG expects to use the net proceeds from the placing of AIA ordinary shares for general corporate purposes.
The ordinary shares have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), or any other applicable law, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and any other applicable law.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the ordinary shares, nor shall there be any sale of the ordinary shares in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful. This press release is not for distribution or release in or into the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China.
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In particular, no assurance can be given that AIG will be able to complete the placing of the AIA ordinary shares, or, if completed, what the net proceeds will be from the placing. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts but instead represent only AIG’s belief regarding future events, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside AIG’s control. Except for AIG’s ongoing obligation to disclose material information as required by federal securities laws, AIG is not under any obligation (and expressly disclaims any obligation) to update or alter any projections, goals, assumptions, or other statements, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.