Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d)

of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 1, 2018




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Ohio    1-13653    31-1544320
(State or other jurisdiction    (Commission    (IRS Employer
of incorporation)    File Number)    Identification No.)


301 East Fourth Street, Cincinnati, OH    45202
(Address of principal executive offices)    (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code 513-579-2121



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Section 2 - Financial Information

Item 2.02 Results Of Operations And Financial Condition.

Reference is made to the press release of American Financial Group, Inc. (the “Company”) relating to the announcement of the Company’s results of operations for the second quarter of 2018 and the availability of the Investor Supplement on the Company’s website. The press release was issued on August 1, 2018. A copy of the press release is attached to this Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1 and a copy of the Investor Supplement is attached as Exhibit 99.2 and both are incorporated herein by reference.

The Company has been informed that due to technical issues, it may have been difficult for listeners to hear every word of the Company’s earning’s conference call held on August 2, 2018. As a result, a copy of management’s script for the earnings conference call is also attached as Exhibit 99.3 and incorporated herein by reference.

The information contained herein shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 as amended (the “Exchange Act), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act.

Section 9 - Financial Statements and Exhibits

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.



Financial statements of business acquired. Not applicable.



Pro forma financial information. Not applicable.



Shell company transactions. Not applicable





Exhibit No.



99.1    Earnings Release dated August 1, 2018, reporting American Financial Group Inc. results for the quarter ended June 30, 2018.
99.2    Investor Supplement – Second Quarter 2018
99.3    Management’s Script for the Earnings Conference Call held August 2, 2018.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



Date: August 2, 2018


/s/ Karl J. Grafe

          Karl J. Grafe
          Vice President