American Financial Group, Inc. Announces Promotions of Michelle A. Gillis and John R. Rogers

March 8, 2011


American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) (NASDAQ:AFG) recently announced the promotions of Michelle "Shelly" A. Gillis and John R. Rogers.

Shelly Gillis, SPHR, has been promoted to Vice President of AFG and has assumed additional areas of responsibility. In addition to her current role leading AFG's Human Resources function, Ms. Gillis has expanded responsibilities overseeing AFG's Event and Conference Department and AFG Enterprise Services. Ms. Gillis began her career at Great American Insurance Group, a subsidiary of AFG, in 2004 as an Organizational Planning Director. She has held positions of increasing responsibility over the past few years, most recently as Corporate Vice President of Great American's Human Resources Department, a position she has held since December 2008. Prior to joining Great American, she was a Vice President & Senior HR Business Partner of Fifth Third Bank. Ms. Gillis is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where she received a BA in Communications and Masters of Arts degree in Labor and Employee Relations. She has also earned the Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) designation. Ms. Gillis currently serves as mentor at Oyler Elementary through the Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati "Cincinnati Reads" Program and is a former member of the Seton High School Board of Trustees.

John Rogers has been promoted to Assistant Vice President of American Financial Group. He will lead the Company's Event and Conference Services function in addition to his current role overseeing AFG Enterprise Services. Mr. Rogers began his career with AFG in 1987 in Corporate Security and has served in various roles with increasing responsibilities over the years, including management responsibility of multiple AFG functions including Security, Flight Operations, Procurement, Travel, Records Management, Asset Disposal and Fulfillment. Prior to joining American Financial, Mr. Rogers worked in local law enforcement for 15 years while owning and operating a commercial and residential real estate brokerage.

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 and indexed annuities and a variety of supplemental insurance products such as Medicare supplement. Great American Insurance Group's roots go back to 1872 with the founding of its flagship company, Great American Insurance Company.

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