SEC FORM 4 SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
 
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
BERDING JOHN B

(Last) (First) (Middle)
301 EAST FOURTH STREET
27TH FLOOR

(Street)
CINCINNATI OH 45202

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
AMERICAN FINANCIAL GROUP INC [ AFG ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
President of Subsidiary
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
08/30/2021
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 08/30/2021 M 2,728 A $30.01 38,380 D
Common Stock 08/30/2021 S 2,728 D $137.2502 35,652 D
Common Stock 08/30/2021 M 12,272 A $42.44 47,924 D
Common Stock 08/30/2021 S 12,272 D $137(1) 35,652 D
Common Stock 08/31/2021 S 5,000 D $137.86(2) 1,899 I By Trust
Common Stock 4,161.5097(3) I ESPP
Common Stock 19,740.71(4) I RASP 401(k)
Common Stock 1,045.2238(5) I ESPP DRIP
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Option Exercise $30.01 08/30/2021 M 2,728 (6) 02/21/2023 Common Stock 2,728 $0.00 0 D
Stock Option Exercise $42.44 08/30/2021 M 12,272 (7) 02/24/2014 Common Stock 12,272 $0.00 15,957 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. The price reported in Column 4 is a weighted average price. These shares were sold in multiple transactions at prices ranging from $136.61 to $137.25.02, inclusive. The reporting person undertakes to provide to American Financial Group, Inc., ("AFG"), any security holder of AFG, or the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission, upon request, full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price within the ranges set forth in this footnote to this Form 4.
2. The price reported in Column 4 is a weighted average price. These shares were sold in multiple transactions at prices ranging from $137.74 to $138.33, inclusive.
3. Shares owned by the reporting Person in the Issuer's Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the "ESPP"). All ESPP information reporting herein is based on a plan statement dated as of 12/31/2020.
4. Represents amounts held by Reporting Person in a retirement plan of the Issuer based on a statement dated 12/31/2020.
5. Represents ESPP DRIP shares previously reported as directly held and ESPP DRIP shares not previously reported. Shares reported reflect total ESPP DRIP shares held by reporting person as of the date of this filing.
6. These Employee Stock Options become exercisable in five equal installments beginning on the first anniversary of the grant date.
7. These Employee Stock Options become exercisable in five equal installments beginning on the first anniversary of the grant date.
Remarks:
John B. Berding by: Karl J. Grafe, as Attorney-in-Fact 09/01/2021
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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