American Financial Group Inc. (AFG)
Q1 2012 Earnings Call
May 1, 2012 11:30 am ET
Diane Weidner - AVP, IR
Carl Lindner III - Co-Chief Executive Officer/President and Director
Craig Lindner - Co-Chief Executive Officer/President and Director
Matthew Rohrmann - KBW
Ryan Byrnes - Macquarie
Jay Cohen - Bank of America-Merrill Lynch
Good morning. My name is Tina and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the American Financial Group 2012 first quarter earnings conference call. All lines have been placed on mute to prevent any background noise. After the speakers’ remarks, there will be a question-and-answer session. (Operator Instructions). Thank you.
Ms. Weidner, you may begin your conference.
Good morning and welcome to American Financial Group’s first quarter 2012 earnings results conference call. I’m joined this morning by Carl Lindner III, and Craig Lindner, Co-CEOs of American Financial Group. If you’re viewing a webcast from our website, you can follow along with the slide presentation if you like.
Certain statements made during this call are not historical facts and may be considered forward-looking statements and are based on estimates, assumptions, and projections, which management believes are reasonable, but by their nature are subject to risks and uncertainties. The factors which could cause actual results and/or financial conditions to differ materially from those suggested by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those discussed or identified from time to time in AFG’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission; including the annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. We do not promise to update such forward-looking statements to reflect actual results or changes in assumptions or other factors that could affect these statements.