1 [American International Group, Inc. Letterhead] November 20, 2000 VIA EDGAR - --------- Mr. Herbert D. Scholl Office Chief Office of EDGAR and Information Analysis Securities and Exchange Commission 450 Fifth Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20549 Re: American International Group, Inc. CIK: 0000005272 Post Effective Amendment to Form S-4 Registration Statement on Form S-8 File Number 333-50198 Accession Number 0000950123-00-010834 Accepted November 17, 2000 at 16:59 Dear Mr. Scholl: American International Group, Inc. ("AIG"), hereby requests the withdrawal of Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 on Form S-8 to Form S-4 Registration Statement No. 333-45828 (the "Amendment") pursuant to Rule 477 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, transmitted at 4:58 p.m. on November 17, 2000 with an accession number 950123-00-10834 for the following reason: The filing of the Amendment by Bowne of New York LLC, acting as filing agent, was not authorized by AIG or by its counsel Sullivan & Cromwell, and the transaction to which this Amendment relates, the acquisition of HSB Group, Inc. by AIG, has not yet been completed. AIG hereby confirms that there have been no offers or sales of securities under the Amendment. Very truly yours, /s/ Kathleen E. Shannon ----------------------- By:Kathleen E. Shannon Vice President and Secretary cc: L. Jacob Fien-Helfman (Securities and Exchange Commission) Robert W. Reeder, III (Sullivan & Cromwell)