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                     AMERICAN BANKERS INSURANCE GROUP, INC.
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        On March 2, 1998, American International Group, Inc. issued the
following Press Release:

                [AIG LOGO] AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP, INC.
                           70 Pine Street New York, NY 10270


NEWS
                                                                     
Contact:   Joe Norton
           AIG Director of Public Relations
           212/770-3144

           Bruce Camacho
           ABI Executive Vice President, Investor Relations
           305/252-7060

                    AIG AND AMERICAN BANKERS INSURANCE GROUP
                             AMEND MERGER AGREEMENT

                      VALUE INCREASED TO $58 PER ABI SHARE

NEW YORK and MIAMI, March 2 - American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG)
and American Bankers Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABI) today announced that they
have reached an amended merger agreement between the two companies. The amended
agreement calls for AIG to pay $58.00 in stock and cash for each ABI share.

     R. Kirk Landon, Chairman of the Board of ABI, said, "The American Bankers
Board of Directors strongly affirms its belief that this merger agreement with
AIG is the superior alternative for ABI, our shareholders, policyholders,
employees and communities. AIG is a strong, experienced, well-capitalized and
well-positioned industry partner for us. There is also no question that our
merger with AIG will bring significant opportunities for our company and all
our constituencies."

     AIG Chairman M.R. Greenberg commented, "AIG is very pleased to have reached
this new agreement with American Bankers, and we look forward to presenting it
to the ABI shareholders. AIG's commitment to American Bankers reflects our
belief that this is a strategic investment with solid long term prospects. We
have tremendous respect for the company and its employees and we continue to
believe there are outstanding opportunities for American Bankers to grow and
prosper as part of AIG. We reiterate our pledge to keep ABI as a separately
managed company within AIG, to provide it with the necessary capital to grow,
and to maintain ABI's headquarters in Miami. We look forward to consummating 
this merger on an expedited basis."

     As a result of this new agreement, ABI and AIG announced that ABI is
postponing the two shareholder meetings currently scheduled for March 4 and
March 6. The new dates will be March 25 and March 27.

     AIG is the leading U.S.-based international insurance organization and
among the largest underwriters of commercial and industrial insurance in the
United States. Its member companies write property, casualty, marine, life and
financial services insurance in approximately 130 countries and jurisdictions,
and are engaged in a range of financial services businesses. American
International Group, Inc.'s common stock is listed on the New York Stock
Exchange, as well as the stock exchanges in London, Paris, Switzerland and
Tokyo.

     American Bankers Insurance Group, Inc. (ABI) concentrates on marketing
affordable, specialty insurance products and services through financial
institutions, retailers and other entities offering consumer financing as a
regular part of their business. ABI, through its insurance subsidiaries,
operates in the United States, Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the
United Kingdom.