NU Online News Service, Sept. 13, 2004, 3:59 p.m. EDT

American International Group Inc., New York, has expanded the role of Bruce Abrams.[@@]

Abrams, who has been president of AIG Annuity Insurance Company, also will be president of AIG VALIC, another major AIG annuity unit.

AIG expects Abrams to help AIG VALIC sign more group retirement accounts, AIG says.

Abrams, who has been president of AIG Annuity since 2002, has a bachelor’s degree in business from Western Michigan University.