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Rating Action:

Moody's maintains present ratings on AIG and subsidiaries

18 Sep 2008
Moody's maintains present ratings on AIG and subsidiaries

New York, September 18, 2008 -- Moody's Investors Service is maintaining its present ratings on American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG -- senior unsecured debt at A2, short-term debt at Prime-1, on review for possible downgrade) and on AIG's subsidiaries following the announcement that the Federal Reserve Board (the Fed) has authorized the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to provide an $85 billion two-year secured revolving credit facility to the company. The Fed said in a press release that the credit facility is designed to assist AIG in meeting its obligations as they come due. The Fed also noted that a disorderly failure of AIG could have added to already significant levels of financial market fragility. AIG's recent liquidity strains stem mainly from investment and derivative portfolios that are exposed to the troubled US housing market.

The Fed credit agreement has not yet been made public but the Fed press release says that the facility is collateralized by all assets of AIG and of its primary non-regulated subsidiaries. These assets include the stock of substantially all of the regulated subsidiaries. The US government will also receive a 79.9 percent equity interest in AIG and has the right to veto the payment of dividends to common and preferred shareholders.

The credit facility significantly enhances AIG's short-term liquidity profile, in Moody's view, providing the company with greater flexibility to sell certain of its businesses in an orderly manner. The rating agency expects that AIG will move expeditiously in this regard to generate cash, limit its borrowings under the facility, and simplify its business mix.

Moody's continuing review of the ratings on AIG and its subsidiaries will focus on AIG's evolving liquidity profile, the extent to which AIG borrows under the Fed facility, the execution of asset sales, and the performance of the businesses that AIG continues to own. Moody's will also consider AIG's ability to contain and reduce risk in its mortgage exposed investment and derivative portfolios. With regard to various hybrid securities issued by AIG and its subsidiaries, the rating agency will consider the potential for deferral of periodic payments as a way for the company to conserve capital. It is possible that Moody's could widen the notching between ratings of senior unsecured debt and hybrid securities to reflect the increased risk of such deferrals.

In reviewing the insurance financial strength ratings of operating subsidiaries, Moody's will focus on their operating performance during this period of stress as well as the potential for sale or spin-off. The review will also consider the rating profiles of likely acquirers to the extent that businesses are identified for sale.

Despite the substantial liquidity benefit provided by the credit facility, Moody's believes that it would be difficult for AIG to access long-term capital at present, given the unsettled state of financial markets and uncertainty surrounding AIG's strategic plans. Moreover, borrowings under the facility, priced at LIBOR plus 850 basis points according to the Fed press release, will increase AIG's fixed charge burden to the extent that the facility is drawn. The rating agency also noted that while long-term creditors will benefit from the improved prospect of orderly asset sales, such creditors will be effectively subordinated to the Fed facility, while it remains outstanding, by virtue of its broad collateral package.

AIG's core insurance operations are fundamentally solid, in Moody's view, but are subject to substantial reputational risk as a result of the recent market turmoil. Moody's notes that AIG's management team is working vigorously to demonstrate that its insurance subsidiaries have sufficient liquidity and capital to support existing and new business. It will take time to determine the extent to which recent events may have weakened the companies' standing in the market.

Moody's has withdrawn its provisional ratings from AIG's multi-purpose shelf registrations, as these arrangements became fully utilized through AIG's capital issuance in May 2008.

The last rating action on AIG took place on September 15, 2008, when Moody's downgraded the parent company's ratings (senior unsecured debt to A2 from Aa3), took various rating actions on AIG's subsidiaries, and placed nearly all of these ratings on review for possible downgrade.

AIG, based in New York City, is a major international insurance and financial services organization, with operations in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions. The company is engaged through subsidiaries in General Insurance, Life Insurance & Retirement Services, Financial Services and Asset Management. AIG reported total revenues of $19.9 billion and a net loss of $5.4 billion for the second quarter of 2008. Shareholders' equity was $78.1 billion as of June 30, 2008.

Moody's insurance financial strength ratings are opinions of the ability of insurance companies to punctually pay senior policyholder claims and obligations. For more information, please visit our website at www.moodys.com/insurance.

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Bruce Ballentine
VP - Senior Credit Officer
Financial Institutions Group
Moody's Investors Service
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