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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, September 22, 2015

AIG Teams with Montecito Fire Officials to Prep Key Areas for Height of Wildfire Season; Marks 10 Years of AIG’s Wildfire Protection Unit

AIG TEAMS WITH MONTECITO FIRE OFFICIALS TO PREP KEY
AREAS FOR HEIGHT OF WILDFIRE SEASON; MARKS 10 YEARS OF
AIG’S WILDFIRE PROTECTION UNIT
NEW YORK – September 15, 2015 – AIG Private Client Group, a division of
American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG) that serves high net worth clients,
today marked the 10-year anniversary of its Wildfire Protection Unit (WPU) with
Montecito, CA, officials, providing pro-bono fire protection to key areas in the
Montecito Fire Protection District in preparation for the height of wildfire season.
AIG’s WPU, in collaboration with Montecito wildfire specialists, spent the day
spraying a bio-degradable fire retardant and performing other mitigation actions in
the Montecito area using special-purpose built AIG WPU trucks.
The work in Montecito recognizes the vulnerability of California to wildfires. In
2014, 7,865 fires destroyed 555,044 acres and caused millions in property damage
statewide, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. And the 2015 wildfire
season has been very active.
AIG’s WPU was created ten years ago to serve AIG Private Client Group clients in
select areas of Northern and Southern California. The service has been expanded to
include additional customers in California, as well as in parts of Colorado and
Texas. The AIG WPU is not a private fire department, but a loss mitigation service
designed to preempt damage well before a wildfire ignites.
Throughout the year, AIG’s certified wildfire specialists, in custom-built WPU
trucks, visit homeowners to educate them about bolstering their home’s fire defenses
throughout the dry season. They work in collaboration with local fire authorities
and, when warranted, spray fire retardant around the perimeters of vulnerable
properties as an added layer of wildfire protection. The type of fire retardant used
remains effective on ground vegetation for months, or until washed off with a hose
or heavy rain.
“The Wildfire Protection Unit puts in action AIG’s philosophy of working
strategically with our customers to reduce risk. Helping homeowners mitigate the
risk of wildfires destroying or damaging their homes, particularly in fire-prone
areas, helps protect property and people and is a service we take great pride in
providing,” says Kevin Hogan, Chief Executive Officer, AIG Consumer Insurance.
Press Release
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Contact

Matt Gallagher (Media): 212-458-3247; matthew.gallagher2@aig.com
Lauren Kochendarfer (Media): 212-770-3155; lauren.kochendarfer@aig.com
Liz Werner (Investors): 212-770-7074; elizabeth.werner@aig.com

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