American Financial Group, Inc. to Increase Its
Dividend by 18%
August 19, 2010 01:33 PM Eastern Daylight Time
CINCINNATI--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG)
(NASDAQ:AFG) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved an increase in the Company’s annual
dividend from $0.55 to $0.65 per share of common stock. The increased dividend, when declared, will be paid on a
quarterly basis of $0.1625 per share of common stock beginning in October 2010. The new dividend rate
represents an 18% increase over the annual rate paid thus far in 2010. The Company has increased its dividend in
each of the last six years.
Craig Lindner and Carl Lindner III, AFG’s Co-Chief Executive Officers, stated that, “We are pleased to increase
the annual dividend paid to our shareholders by 10 cents per share. This increase clearly reflects our confidence in
the Company’s strong financial condition and liquidity, as well as its prospects for long-term growth.”
About American Financial Group, Inc.
American Financial Group is an insurance holding company, based in Cincinnati, Ohio with assets in excess of $30
billion. Through the operations of Great American Insurance Group, AFG is engaged primarily in property and
casualty insurance, focusing on specialized commercial products for businesses, and in the sale of traditional fixed,
indexed and variable annuities and a variety of supplemental insurance products. Great American Insurance Group’s
roots go back to 1872 with the founding of its flagship company, Great American Insurance Company.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains certain statements that may be deemed to be "forward-looking statements" within the
meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All
statements in this press release not dealing with historical results are forward-looking and are based on estimates,
assumptions and projections. Examples of such forward-looking statem