UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION WASHINGTON, DC 20549 ------------------------ FORM 8-K CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): October 6, 2005 AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP, INC. (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter) Delaware 1-8787 13-2592361 (State or Other (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Jurisdiction of Identification No.) Incorporation) 70 Pine Street New York, New York 10270 (Address of Principal Executive Offices) Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (212) 770-7000 ------------------------------------------ (Former name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report) Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below): [ ] Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425) [ ] Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12) [ ] Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b)) [ ] Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Section 8 - Other Events Item 8.01. Other Events. On October 6, 2005, American International Group, Inc. (AIG) issued a press release in response to the indictment of David Pinkerton. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein. Section 9 - Financial Statements and Exhibits Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits. (c) Exhibits. Exhibit 99.1 Press release of American International Group, Inc. dated October 6, 2005. SIGNATURES Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized. AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP, INC. (Registrant) Date: October 7, 2005 By /s/ KATHLEEN E. SHANNON --------------------------- Name: Kathleen E. Shannon Title: Senior Vice President and Secretary

EXHIBIT INDEX Exhibit No. Description - ----------- ----------- 99.1 Press Release of American International Group, Inc. dated October 6, 2005.

EXHIBIT 99.1 NEWS [AIG LOGO] Contact: Joe Norton Director of Public Relations (212) 770-3144 AIG STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO INDICTMENT OF DAVID PINKERTON ---------------------------------------------------------- NEW YORK, October 6, 2005 - American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG) issued the following statement in response to today's indictment of David Pinkerton in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York: "We note with regret the indictment of David Pinkerton for alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other laws in connection with an investment of approximately $15 million made by an AIG subsidiary in 1998. Mr. Pinkerton is a Managing Director of AIG Global Investment Corp., a subsidiary of American International Group, Inc. Mr. Pinkerton is on administrative leave pending resolution of these charges. "The investment in question, which involved an Azerbaijan privatization program, was brought to AIG Global Investment Group by Omega Partners Advisors, a New York investment fund. A subsidiary of AIG participated as a co-investor, investing approximately $15 million out of a total investment by the Omega-led group of approximately $180 million. No assets of AIG clients were invested in this transaction. "When AIG discovered in 1999 that it had been defrauded by Victor Kozeny, the promoter of the transaction, AIG and other investors commenced lawsuits in the United States, the United Kingdom and the Bahamas. Kozeny was indicted in 2003 by the New York County District Attorney's Office for this fraud. "AIG's policies forbid the conduct alleged in the indictment, and AIG has cooperated with the investigation conducted by the U.S. Attorney's Office. No charges have been brought against AIG." American International Group, Inc. (AIG), world leaders in insurance and financial services, is the leading international insurance organization with operations in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions. AIG companies serve commercial, institutional and individual customers through the most extensive worldwide property-casualty and life insurance networks of any insurer. In addition, AIG companies are leading providers of retirement services, financial services and asset management around the world. AIG's common stock is listed in the U.S. on the New York Stock Exchange and ArcaEx, as well as the stock exchanges in London, Paris, Switzerland and Tokyo. # # #