AIG reports Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results

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AIG President and CEO Peter Zaffino said: “We had another outstanding quarter with our businesses performing extremely well while we continue to make significant progress on strategic priorities and position AIG for sustainable profitable growth over the long-term. General Insurance delivered excellent results, Life and Retirement was once again a meaningful contributor, and we accelerated work on AIG 200 and the separation of Life and Retirement from AIG.

  • General Insurance net premiums written grew 24% with Commercial Lines and Personal Insurance growth of 16% and 45%, respectively, from the prior year quarter
  • Net income per diluted share of $0.11 compared to a loss of $9.15 in the prior year quarter and adjusted after-tax income attributable to AIG common shareholders* (AATI) per diluted share of $1.52 increased from $0.64 in the prior year quarter
  • On July 14, 2021 AIG entered into a strategic partnership whereby Blackstone agreed to purchase a 9.9% equity stake in AIG’s Life and
  • Retirement Business for $2.2 billion in cash, manage specified Life and Retirement assets in the future, and separately purchase affordable housing assets for $5.1 billion in cash
  • AIG Board of Directors increased the share repurchase authorization to $6.0 billion, including approximately $0.9 billion that remained under the prior authorization

Second Quarter Noteworthy Items

  • General Insurance adjusted pre-tax income (APTI) of $1.2 billion reflects improved underwriting results and higher net investment income; the combined ratio was 92.5, a 13.5 point improvement from the prior year quarter primarily due to lower catastrophe losses, net of reinsurance and reinstatement premiums.
  • The General Insurance accident year combined ratio, as adjusted*, was 91.1, a 3.8 point improvement from the prior year quarter due to improved North America and International Commercial Lines underwriting results.
  • Life and Retirement APTI was $1.1 billion reflecting strong net investment income and improved market conditions; Life and Retirement return on adjusted segment common equity* for the second quarter was 16.4%, on an annualized basis.
  • Net income attributable to AIG common shareholders was $91 million, or $0.11 per diluted common share, compared to a net loss of $7.9 billion, or $9.15 per common share, in the prior year quarter, which included the loss on sale of Fortitude Group Holdings LLC (Fortitude). The primary difference between
  • GAAP and adjusted after-tax income is the accounting treatment of Fortitude net investment income and certain realized gains/losses.
  • AATI was $1.3 billion, or $1.52 per diluted common share, compared to $561 million, or $0.64 per diluted common share, in the prior year quarter.
  • As of June 30, 2021, book value per common share was $76.73, an increase of 0.4% from December 31, 2020. Adjusted book value per common share* was $60.07, an increase of 5.4% from December 31, 2020. Adjusted tangible book value per share* was $54.24, an increase of 6.0% from December 31, 2020.
  • Return on common equity (ROCE) and Adjusted ROCE* were 0.6% and 10.5%, respectively, on an annualized basis for the second quarter of 2021.
  • On July 14, 2021 AIG announced a strategic partnership with The Blackstone Group (Blackstone) whereby Blackstone agreed to purchase a 9.9% equity stake in AIG’s Life and Retirement business for $2.2 billion in cash, entered into a strategic asset management relationship to manage certain specified
  • Life and Retirement general account assets in the future and agreed to acquire AIG’s interests in a U.S. affordable housing portfolio for approximately $5.1 billion in cash.

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