General FAQs


Updated September 04, 2013

  • 1. How do I buy (sell) shares of AIG common stock?
  • You must use a licensed broker to buy or sell shares of AIG common stock.
  • 2. Does AIG have a direct purchase plan for common stock or a dividend reinvestment plan?
  • AIG does not have a direct purchase plan nor does it have a dividend reinvestment plan.
  • 3. How can I find the number of shares of AIG common stock I own?
  • Please contact Wells Fargo, AIG’s transfer agent at 888-899-8293 (international 651-450-4064).  If you own AIG common stock through a brokerage account please contact your broker.
  • 4. Where can I find historical common stock price information?
  • Our website provides historical AIG stock price information. Go to the Historical Stock Price section and enter the applicable date.
  • 5. I just looked at my brokerage statement and the number of shares I own is down dramatically from where it was years ago. What happened?
  • On June 30, 2009 a 1-for-20 reverse stock split on AIG common shares became effective at 5 pm.
  • 6. I never turned in my certificates to Wells Fargo for the reverse stock split. What do I need to do?
  • You need to fill out the transmittal letter which was sent by Wells Fargo, AIG’s transfer agent, to AIG shareholders in July 2009 and mail the completed transmittal letter and stock certificates back to Wells Fargo. The directions can be found on the transmittal letter. If you don’t have a copy of the transmittal letter, please call Wells Fargo Shareowner Relations department at 877-536-3552 (international 651-450-4064) and request a copy.
  • 7. What happened to the shares I sent to Wells Fargo in regards to the reverse split? I have not received any certificates back.
  • Please contact Wells Fargo, AIG’s transfer agent, at 877-536-3552 (international 651-450-4064) to confirm that your shares were exchanged.  The new shares issued were issued in electronic share form unless you requested that a stock certificate be issued.
  • 8. How do I replace a lost or uncashed dividend check?
  • Contact Wells Fargo, AIG’s transfer agent, at 888-899-8293 and request that the checks be replaced.
  • 9. I need to know how to calculate my cost basis for my shares of AIG common stock?
  • Our website provides historical AIG stock price information. Go to the Historical Stock Price section and enter the applicable date.
  • 10. What is AIG’s stock split history?
  • DateStock Split Ratio
    11/20/70
    5/2/72
    4/1/74
    3/29/77
    5/27/81
    4/25/83
    11/17/86
    7/23/90
    7/30/93
    7/28/95
    7/25/97
    7/31/98
    7/30/99
    7/28/00
    6-5
    2-1
    5-4
    5-4
    3-2
    5-4
    2-1
    5-4
    3-2
    3-2
    3-2
    3-2
    5-4
    3-2


    In addition on 6/30/09 AIG affected a 1-for-20 reverse stock split on AIG’s common shares. Technically, this is a stock “combination” rather than a split.

    Please note that if you received the dividend on the common stock issued in the form of a warrant to shareholders of record on January 13, 2011, you will need to adjust your tax basis per share of the common stock. Please refer to the frequently asked questions on the warrants posted in the investor section of www.aig.com for more information.
  • 11. What is the history of the stock splits for American General Corporation?
  • DateStock Distribution
    04/01/29
    12/31/36
    12/31/43
    03/12/49
    12/31/52
    03/09/56
    05/10/60
    04/01/63
    05/12/64
    05/03/67
    05/02/83
    03/01/93
    03/01/01
    10-for-1 stock split
    25% stock dividend
    33 1/3% stock dividend
    20% stock dividend
    33 1/3% stock dividend
    4-for-1 stock split
    5-for-3 stock split
    12 ½% stock dividend
    20% stock dividend
    3-for-1 stock split
    3-for-1 stock split
    2-for-1 stock split
    2-for-1 stock split
  • 12. What was the exchange ratio for the acquisition of American General Corporation?
  • AIG acquired American General Corporation on 08/29/2001. American General Corporation shareholders received 0.579 shares of AIG common stock for each share of American General Corporation common stock held. Cash was paid in lieu of a fractional share.

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