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(Bloomberg) — American International Group Inc.’s bailout by the U.S. in 2008 was seen by the company’s board as its only rescue option at the time, former Chief Executive Officer Robert Willumstad testified.

The insurer’s board acted in “the best interest of all the stakeholders of AIG” when it approved an $85 billion loan requiring it to surrender 80% of AIG’s equity and pay a 14% interest rate, Willumstad said in the trial of Maurice “Hank” Greenberg’s lawsuit challenging the rescue.

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