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Monday, March 2, 2009

AIG Up For Sale

AIG, the distressed insurance company, is expected to announce a $60 Billion quarterly loss. The announcement, anticipated shortly, follows three separate failed efforts by the Federal Government to rescue the company.

Creditors of the company, and the US Government, have reached a four new deal to bailout the company. This time the company is being structured to be sold. It has been reported that the property and casualty lines maybe the first to go

The US Treasury and AIG issued the following statement:

"The steps announced today provide tangible evidence of the U.S. government’s commitment to the orderly restructuring of AIG over time in the face of continuing market dislocations and economic deterioration. Orderly restructuring is essential to AIG’s repayment of the support it has received from U.S. taxpayers and to preserving financial stability. The U.S. government is committed to continuing to work with AIG to maintain its ability to meet its obligations as they come due."

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