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UBS Investment Bank Enters into Agreement with AIG to Acquire the Commodity Index Business of AIG Financial Products Corp

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The Equities business of UBS Investment Bank announced today that it has entered into a binding agreement to purchase the commodity index business of AIG Financial Products Corp, including AIG's rights to the DJ-AIG Commodity Index. This commodity index business is comprised of a product platform of commodity index swaps and funded notes based on the benchmark Dow Jones-AIG Commodity Index (DJ-AIGCI).

The purchase price for the transaction is $15 million, payable upon closing, and additional payments of up to $135 million over the following 18 months based upon future earnings of the purchased business. The closing is subject to a number of regulatory and other conditions. No assurances can be given that any such conditions will be satisfied.

The transaction is expected to close by May 2009.

UBS Inquiries:

US: Kelly Smith at +1-212-882-5699 or kelly.smith@ubs.com

UK: Rowan Edwards at +44 20756 82910 or rowan.edwards@ubs.com

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AIG Inquiries:

David Monfried at +1-212-770-7205 or david.monfried@aig.com