CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 2, 2009--American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: AFG)(NASDAQ: AFG) announced that
it has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.13 per share of American
Financial Group Common Stock. The dividend, declared as of January 1,
2009, is payable on January 23, 2009 to holders of record on January 15,
2009. This new dividend rate represents a 4% increase over the quarterly
dividend paid in 2008.
American Financial Group is an insurance holding company, based in
Cincinnati, Ohio with assets in excess of $25 billion. Through the
operations of Great American Insurance Group, AFG is engaged primarily
in property and casualt y 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.
CONTACT: American Financial Group, Inc.
Anne N. Watson, 513-579-6652
Vice President - Investor Relations
Diane P. Weidner, 513-369-5713
Director - Investor Relations
Web Sites: www.AFGinc.com
Source: American Financial Group, Inc.