American Financial Group, Inc. Announces Its 2005 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Conference Call and Webcast and Its Participation in the Merrill Lynch Insurance Investor Conference

February 7, 2006

CINCINNATI, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: AFG; Nasdaq) expects to release its 2005 fourth quarter and full year results before the market opens on Monday, February 13. The earnings release will be available shortly thereafter on AFG's website at


In conjunction with its earnings release, AFG will hold a conference call to discuss 2005 fourth quarter and full year results at 1:00 pm EST the same day, Monday, February 13. There are two alternative communication modes available to listen to the call.

Over the Telephone

Telephone access will be available by dialing 1-866-831-6272 (international dial-in 617-213-8859). Please dial in 5 to 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. A replay of the call will also be available two hours following the completion of the call, at around 3:00 p.m. and will run until 11:59 p.m. on February 20, 2006. To listen to the replay, dial 1-888-286-8010 (international dial-in 617-801-6888) and provide the confirmation code 10113639.

Live on the Internet

The conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet. To listen to the call via the Internet, go to AFG's website,, and follow the instructions at the Webcast link in the Investor Relations section. The archived webcast will be available immediately after the call on AFG's website until February 20, 2006 at 11:59 pm.

Merrill Lynch Insurance Investor Conference

AFG also announced that Carl H. Lindner III, Co-Chief Executive Officer, and Keith A. Jensen, Senior Vice President and chief financial officer, will make a company presentation at the Merrill Lynch Insurance Investor Conference being held at the Millennium Broadway Hotel, 145 West 44th Street, New York City, on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 at 9:05 AM.

Their presentation will be broadcast live over the Internet via the Webcast link below within the Investor Relations section of AFG's website,

A replay of the broadcast will be available for 14 days at the same website approximately 24 hours after the presentation.

Certain statements may be made on the conference call that may be considered "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. Actual results could differ materially from any predictions that may be made. Additional information regarding factors that could cause such differences appears in the press release.

SOURCE American Financial Group, Inc.

CONTACT: Investor Relations of American Financial Group, Inc.,
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