American Financial Group As of November 25, 2022 ticker dps (an.) 2022 hike 2021 hike 2020 hike
AFG $2.52 12.5% 12.0% 11.1%
Business yield Hike yrs 5 yr CAGR freq. paid since
P&C Insurance 1.8% 17 12.5% Quarter 1986

American Financial Group, Inc. (AFG) will hike its dividend by 12.5% to $0.63 quarterly per share. Earlier this year AFG also paid special dividends of $2.00 and $8.00 per share.

American Financial Group, Inc. on August 17, 2022 announced that its Board of Directors has approved an increase in the Company’s regular annual dividend to $2.52 from $2.24 per share of common stock. The increased dividend, when declared, will be paid on a quarterly basis of $0.63 per share of common stock beginning in October 2022. The new dividend rate represents a 12.5% increase over the annual rate paid thus far in 2022. The Company has increased its dividend in each of the last seventeen years.

Carl H. Lindner III and S. Craig Lindner, AFG’s Co-Chief Executive Officers, issued this statement: “Returning excess capital to shareholders in the form of dividends is an important and effective component of AFG’s capital management strategy. This increase in AFG’s annual dividend reflects our confidence in the Company’s financial condition, liquidity, and prospects for long-term growth.”

American Financial Group is an insurance holding company, based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Through the operations of Great American Insurance Group, AFG is engaged primarily in property and casualty insurance, focusing on specialized commercial products for businesses. Great American Insurance Group’s roots go back to 1872 with the founding of its flagship company, Great American Insurance Company. American Financial Group has paid an uninterrupted dividend to its shareholders every year since at least 1986.

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