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                     AMERICAN BANKERS INSURANCE GROUP, INC.
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The following advertisement appeared in the Miami Herald on February 27, 1998
and may appear in additional publications:

To the Employees of American Bankers Insurance Group, Inc.:
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                            AIG BUILDS BUSINESSES.

AIG's friendly merger agreement with American Bankers Insurance Group, Inc.
(ABIG) is based on tangible values, credible growth plans, and a deep respect
for ABIG's past accomplishments and future potential. Here's what that means:

        * We want to complete our merger with ABIG because of its talented
          employees and its excellent business. Rather than cut ABIG's 
          employees or eliminate facilities, we fully intend to build your 
          business and help ABIG capitalize on AIG's unmatched financial 
          strength and worldwide network.

        * ABIG will continue to run as a separately managed company, with its
          current management in place, just as we've done with previous 
          acquisitions.

        * We will retain ABIG's headquarters at its current Miami location.

        * We will continue ABIG's exemplary corporate culture and community
          involvement, including its public school and day-care facility.


Here's one example of AIG's approach to acquisitions: AIG subsidiary
International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) is the most successful company
in the worldwide aircraft leasing business. ILFC is far larger and more
successful today than it was when we acquired it in 1990. It has retained its
Los Angeles headquarters and management team, as we promised it would, and its
employee base has more than doubled over this period. That's AIG's way of doing
business.

AIG's track record shows we do what we say we'll do. Cendant and its
predecessor companies, on the other hand, don't want you to know about their
record of implementing restructurings and terminating employees of acquired
companies. The fact is that, since 1995, Cendant's component companies have
taken restructuring charges totaling $1.4 billion in connection with nine
acquisitions and the merger of CUC and HFS, according to Cendant's own S.E.C.
filings. In addition, in the six of the nine acquisitions for which information
is available, Cendant terminated more than 1,400 employees, according to the
same S.E.C. filings.

Wouldn't you rather be part of AIG, a company with 80 years of global
insurance experience? We are committed to our employees and the communities in
which we operate.

            At AIG, we look forward to having you join our family.

         (AIG LOGO)  WORLD LEADERS IN INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES 
American International Group, Inc., Dept A. 70 Pine Street New York, NY 10270