A $10 to $15 billion secondary stock offering of American International Group is being planned for March or April of 2011 by the Treasury Department, a person familiar with the matter told CNBC.
The offering is technically a secondary offering because a portion of AIG shares trade publicly. However, this secondary offering is aimed at reducing the government's huge stake in the insurer and would significantly increase the number of AIG shares on the market.
Citi and Bank of America, who have been advising AIG on its strategic options, may have the early lead as underwriters, people familiar with the matter said. Fees may be determined by the end of the year, but will likely remain low, according to these people.