加载中…
个人资料
英文工作室
英文工作室
  • 博客等级:
  • 博客积分:0
  • 博客访问:94,907
  • 关注人气:31
  • 获赠金笔:0支
  • 赠出金笔:0支
  • 荣誉徽章:
相关博文
推荐博文
谁看过这篇博文
加载中…
正文 字体大小:

Treasury sells AIG shares in sore reminder of bailout

(2011-05-25 16:29:39)
标签:

财经

股票

黄金

时文阅读

出国

投资

英语

教育

分类: 财经

Treasury sells AIG shares in sore reminder of bailout

(美国)财政部此次销售美国国际集团股份,让人痛苦地回忆当时的政府救市

Treasury <wbr>sells <wbr>AIG <wbr>shares <wbr>in <wbr>sore <wbr>reminder <wbr>of <wbr>bailout

 

(Reuters) - The Treasury is barely breaking even on its investment in beleaguered insurance giant American International Group Inc, according to an early litmus test of market interest in the firm's stock.

The Treasury sold 200 million shares of AIG at $29 per share, a slight discount from their closing price and not far above the $28.73 average price the Treasury will need to recoup its full investment in the company.

The $8.7 billion total sale, which included 100 million shares sold by AIG itself, was also far smaller than the $10 billion to $20 billion banking sources had been throwing around, and hinted at a persistent lack of investor interest in the firm despite its apparent strides.

Treasury acquired the shares under extreme duress, as the potential failure of the insurance giant threatened to exacerbate an already severe financial crisis in late 2008.

Tuesday's sale represented the first step in removing generous support for the insurance behemoth, which totaled over $180 billion in several installments.

Treasury will remain by far the majority shareholder of AIG, but its holdings now comprise 77 percent of the total, down from 92 percent before the sale.

"We're hopeful that we can recover all the investment that we made," Tim Massad, the Treasury's acting secretary for financial stability said during a conference call with reporters.

(路透社)--据公司股票市场利率可靠的试验,美国财政部保险业巨头美国国际集团在处于紧急时对它的投资上正勉强保本。

(美国)财政部以每股29美元卖出了2亿份美国国际集团股份,比它们的收盘价要低一点点,比平均价格也高不了多少,美国财政部将需要收回它对公司的所有投资。

包括了卖给美国国际集团自身的1亿股,卖出的全价是87亿美元。这还远远小于100亿到200亿美元的银行救助,这些救助一直没有被很好的利用。这暗示着投资者对此公司的兴趣一直不高,尽管公司已有很大的进步。

美国财政部在情势极度危急的情况下收购了美国国际集团股份,在2008年的晚些时候,保险业巨头的几乎倒闭预示恶化已很严峻的金融危机。

周二股票的卖出表示美国财政部收回对保险业慷慨支助的第一步。在支助上的几次分期投入一共超过1800亿美元。

显然,美国财政部将还是美国国际集团的大股东,但是它现在持有77%的银行股份,比卖出前的92%的股份下降不少。

“我们希望我们可以收回我们所有的投资,”美国财政部金融稳定的代理秘书长在一次和记者的会议通话中说到。

But he added that the extent of losses -- or profits -- would not be known until Treasury fully exits its stake.

Massad said there is no specific timetable for the sale of remaining shares. He added that, following an agreed "lock-up" period of 120 days, the Treasury would continue to reduce its holdings "in an orderly fashion."

"We're going to sell in a way to maximize value to the taxpayer," Massad said.

Treasury raised $5.8 billion on Tuesday. All told, it needs to raise $47.5 billion to break even on the equity portion of its investment in AIG.

WHO COULD FORGET?

AIG's share sale is important for the U.S. government, which is trying to sell out of multiple investments it made in companies during the financial crisis.

The bailouts were highly unpopular, especially after it became known that top managers in the very same AIG unit that drove the company into a rut had continued to pay themselves handsome bonuses even while receiving taxpayers' help.

The AIG share sale is also a key moment for Chief Executive Officer Robert Benmosche. Benmosche, who became AIG's fifth CEO in less than five years in August 2009, halted a plan to break the company up in a fire sale of its parts.

但是他又说到损失的程度或利润,在美国财政部完全卖出它的股份前将不得而知。

M称这卖出剩下的股份还没有具体的时间表。他又说到,随着120天的观察期过去,美国财政部将继续按计划的减少它持有的股份。

“我们将以最大化纳税人利益的方式卖出我们的股票,”M说到。

周二,美国财政部收到了58亿美元。并称,它需要收到475亿美元才可以在美国国际集团产股的投资上保本。

谁忘了?

卖出美国国际集团的投资对美国政府很重要,此举是美国财政部是正在努力卖出在金融危机时对企业注入的多元化投资。

对美国国际集团的紧急援助收到了很多质疑,特别是大家知道美国国际集团的高层在把公司带入沼泽后,甚至接受纳税者的帮助情况下,还给自己发可观的红利后,质疑声更大了。

美国国际集团股份卖出是总裁RBB的一个主要举动,RBB是美国国际集团的第五任总裁,2009年8月上任,任期还不到5年。他停止了把公司拆分,且火速卖掉公司部分的计划。

He instead embarked on a revival centered around two core businesses: U.S. life insurer SunAmerica and global property insurer Chartis. Other businesses were sold, taken public or left to operate with a view toward an eventual sale.

AIG was literally minutes from bankruptcy when it was rescued in September 2008. The various iterations of the rescue package ended up being worth $182 billion, dwarfing various other bailouts around the world during the financial crisis.

The question now is how quickly the U.S. government exits its investment and whether it breaks even.

Benmosche has said he expects the government to be out of its AIG position by mid-2012. Fitch Ratings said recently its own models for the company assume the government is out by the end of 2012.

他反而在两个重点投资活动中获得了新崛起的机会:美国人寿保险公司S和全球财产保险公司C。其他业务不是出售了,就是公开发行股票,成为股份企业,或者在迟早被出售的出境下(艰难)运作。

美国国际集团几乎要破产,在2008年9月份时,它缓了过来。各种重复的援救资金一共价值1820亿美元,这阻碍了金融危机时期其它各种紧急援救。

目前的问题是美国财政部如何才能卖出它的全部投资,它是否可以收回成本。

B已说到,他希望政府在2012年年中时完全脱离美国国际集团。FR最近称公司目前的状况推测美国将在2012年年底完全脱离美国国际集团。

 

http://www.reuters.com/

0

阅读 评论 收藏 转载 喜欢 打印举报/Report
  • 评论加载中,请稍候...
发评论

    发评论

    以上网友发言只代表其个人观点,不代表新浪网的观点或立场。

      

    新浪BLOG意见反馈留言板 电话:4000520066 提示音后按1键(按当地市话标准计费) 欢迎批评指正

    新浪简介 | About Sina | 广告服务 | 联系我们 | 招聘信息 | 网站律师 | SINA English | 会员注册 | 产品答疑

    新浪公司 版权所有