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AIG does not have a direct purchase plan nor does it have a dividend reinvestment plan. If you own AIG common stock through a brokerage account please contact your broker. Where can I find historical common stock price information? Go to the Historical Stock Price section and enter the applicable date. How do I replace a lost or uncashed dividend check? I need to know how to calculate my cost basis for my shares of AIG common stock?
Are there any substantial tax implications related to the January distribution of the warrants? This gain generally was long-term capital gain if the common shares had been held as capital assets and for more than one year. In addition, under such treatment, corporate holders were not entitled to the dividends-received deduction. At the time of the distribution of warrants, AIG was unable to determine whether the distribution was a dividend subject to U. Accordingly, AIG withheld tax on the distribution of the warrants to non-U.
Indirect holders should contact their broker, bank or other intermediary for information concerning whether taxes were withheld from them on the distribution of the warrants. Because AIG reported the distribution of warrants as a non-dividend distribution, non-U. Holders should consult their own tax advisors regarding the United States federal and other tax consequences of the distribution of the warrants.
Was the January distribution of the warrants a qualified dividend? AIG did not report the distribution of the warrants as a dividend on the Form s it provided to shareholders. What was the fair market value of the warrants for tax purposes, when originally distributed in January ? The fair market value of the warrants when distributed generally was your initial tax basis in the warrants.
Your current tax basis in the warrants should equal your initial tax basis in the warrants, increased by any taxable dividends to you with respect to such warrants.
See the Warrant Adjustment History Chart. How was the fair market value of the warrants determined for tax purposes, when originally distributed in January ? What adjustment is needed to the tax basis per share of my AIG common stock as a result of the January distribution of the warrants? What was my initial tax basis for the warrants I received or obtained through buying common stock with due bills attached?
Generally, if you purchased your common stock after the record date with a due bill attached, your initial tax basis in the warrants was the fair market value of the warrants at the time that you purchased the common stock. American International Group, Inc. The United States Internal Revenue Service has ruled that the Distribution does not qualify as a tax free stock distribution.
However, based on available information and under the rules of the United States Internal Revenue Code, AIG characterized the Distribution as a nondividend distribution in taxable year in the Form s it provided to shareholders. All holders should consult their own tax advisors regarding the United States federal and other tax consequences of the distribution. Why did AIG distribute warrants? See the Warrant Adjustment History Chart for information about anti-dilution adjustments which have occurred.
The warrants were distributed on January 19, What is the trading symbol for the warrants? Do the warrants expire? The warrants will expire on January 19, , which is ten years from the date of issuance.
If January 19, is not a business day, the warrants will expire on the next business day. The warrants may be exercised on any business day prior to 5: Will holders of the warrants be entitled to receive any future cash dividends? Holders of unexercised warrants are not entitled to the rights of holders of AIG common stock, including the right to receive dividends.
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