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American Financial Group's CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Call Start: 12:15

American Financial Group (AFG)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

July 31, 2012 11:30 AM ET

Executives



Keith Jensen – SVP

Carl Lindner – Co-President and Co-CEO

Craig Lindner – Co-President and Co-CEO

Analysts



Amit Kumar – Macquarie

Ron Bobman – Capital Returns Management

Ryan Byrnes – Jean McQueeney

Jay Cohen – Bank of America

Gabe Schwab – Maxim Group

Presentation



Operator

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’s 2012 Second 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.

Mr. Jensen, you may begin your conference.

Keith Jensen

Good morning. Thank you and welcome to American Financial Group’s second 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 are viewing the webcast from our website, follow our slide presentation if you’d 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 subject to risks and uncertainties.

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 or to reflect actual results or changes in assumptions or other factors that could affect these statements.

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