American International Group (AIG) Tops Q2 EPS by 19c
American International Group (NYSE: AIG) reported Q2 EPS of $1.25, $0.19 better than the analyst estimate of $1.06. Revenue for the quarter came in at $8.53 billion versus the consensus estimate of $8.13 billion.
AIG also updated on its consolidated 2008 Securities litigation:
Between May 21, 2008 and January 15, 2009, eight purported securities class action complaints were filed against AIG and certain directors and officers of AIG and AIGFP, AIG’s outside auditors, and the underwriters of various securities offerings in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (the Southern District of New York), alleging claims under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), or claims under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act). On March 20, 2009, the Court consolidated all eight of the purported securities class actions as In re American International Group, Inc. 2008 Securities Litigation (the Consolidated 2008 Securities Litigation).
On May 19, 2009, the lead plaintiff in the Consolidated 2008 Securities Litigation filed a consolidated complaint on behalf of purchasers of AIG Common Stock during the alleged class period of March 16, 2006 through September 16, 2008, and on behalf of purchasers of various AIG securities offered pursuant to AIG’s shelf registration statements. The consolidated complaint alleges that defendants made statements during the class period in press releases, AIG’s quarterly and year-end filings, during conference calls, and in various registration statements and prospectuses in connection with the various offerings that were materially false and misleading and that artificially inflated the price of AIG Common Stock. The alleged false and misleading statements relate to, among other things, the Subprime Exposure Issues. The consolidated complaint alleges violations of Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Exchange Act and Sections 11, 12(a)(2), and 15 of the Securities Act. On August 5, 2009, defendants filed motions to dismiss the consolidated complaint, and on September 27, 2010, the Court denied the motions to dismiss.
On April 26, 2013, the Court granted a motion for judgment on the pleadings brought by the defendants. The Court’s order dismissed all claims against the outside auditors in their entirety, and it also reduced the scope of the Securities Act claims against AIG and defendants other than the outside auditors.
On January 30, 2014, the Court stayed proceedings in the Consolidated 2008 Securities Litigation pending a decision in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., No. 13‑317 (U.S. Nov. 15, 2013) (Halliburton II).
On July 15, 2014, the parties accepted a mediator’s proposal to settle the Consolidated 2008 Securities Litigation for a cash payment by AIG of $960 million. As part of the mediator's proposal accepted by the parties, the parties have also agreed that the mediator will retain authority to resolve any disputes, if they arise, with respect to the finalization of the settlement documentation. The settlement remains subject to completion of definitive settlement documentation, notice to the class, and approval by the Court. The settlement amount has been accrued.
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