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): March 7, 2005

               (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.)

                                 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)

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Section 5 - Corporate Governance and Management

Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors;
           Appointment of Principal Officers.

      On March 7, 2005, American International Group, Inc. (AIG) issued a press
release announcing that the Board of Directors of AIG has elected Stephen L.
Hammerman as a Director. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1
to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

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
                    March 7, 2005.


     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.

Date: March 7, 2005                     By /s/ KATHLEEN E. SHANNON
                                        Name:  Kathleen E. Shannon
                                        Title: Senior Vice President
                                               and Secretary

                                 EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit No.                        Description
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99.1                               Press Release of American International
                                   Group, Inc. dated March 7, 2005.

                                                                    EXHIBIT 99.1

NEWS                                                                  [AIG LOGO]

Contact: Joe Norton (News Media)


NEW YORK, March 7, 2005 -- The Board of Directors of American International
Group, Inc. (AIG) has elected Stephen L. Hammerman as a Director.

      Mr. Hammerman, 66, was an executive at Merrill Lynch & Co. between 1978
and 2002. At Merrill Lynch he was Vice Chairman of the Board and a member of
the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. He served in numerous
senior positions at Merrill Lynch including General Counsel and Chief Financial
Officer. From 2002 through 2004, Mr. Hammerman was Deputy Commissioner of Legal
Matters for the New York City Police Department. Mr. Hammerman also served as a
Director of the New York Stock Exchange, Chairman of the National Association
of Securities Dealers, Director of the Securities Investors Protection
Corporation, New York Regional Administrator for the Securities and Exchange
Commission and an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of
New York. Mr. Hammerman graduated from the Wharton School of the University of
Pennsylvania and received his law degree from the New York University School of

      Commenting on the election of Mr. Hammerman, AIG Chairman M.R. Greenberg
said "I am pleased that Steve Hammerman has joined the AIG Board. He brings a
wealth of financial, legal and regulatory experience to our company. We look
forward to his valuable contributions to AIG as a Director."

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         American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is the world's leading
international insurance and financial services organization, with operations in
more than 130 countries and jurisdictions. AIG member companies serve
commercial, institutional and individual customers through the most extensive
worldwide property-casualty and life insurance networks of any insurer. In the
United States, AIG companies are the largest underwriters of commercial and
industrial insurance and AIG American General is a top-ranked life insurer.
AIG's global businesses also include retirement services, financial services and
asset management. AIG's financial services businesses include aircraft leasing,
financial products, trading and market making. AIG's growing global consumer
finance business is led in the United States by American General Finance. AIG
also has one of the largest U.S. retirement services businesses through AIG
SunAmerica and AIG VALIC, and is a leader in asset management for the individual
and institutional markets, with specialized investment management capabilities
in equities, fixed income, alternative investments and real estate. 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.

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                       American International Group, Inc.
                       70 Pine Street, New York, NY 10270