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American Financial Group Inc (AFG.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Carl Lindner

62 2005 Co-President, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Director

Stephen Lindner

61 2005 Co-President, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Director

Joseph Consolino

49 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Director; Chairman of the Board of Neon Capital Limited

John Berding

53 2012 President - American Money Management Corporation, Director

Michelle Gillis

47 2013 Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Vito Peraino

60 2012 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

James Evans

70 2014 Director

Kenneth Ambrecht

70 2005 Independent Director

Virginia Drosos

53 2013 Independent Director

Terry Jacobs

73 2003 Independent Director

Gregory Joseph

53 2008 Independent Director

William Verity

57 2002 Independent Director

John Von Lehman

63 2008 Independent Director

Diane Weidner

Assistant Vice President Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Carl Lindner

Mr. Carl H. Lindner, III., is Co-President, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Director of American Financial Group, Inc. Until 2010, for over ten years, Mr. Lindner served as President, and since 2010, Mr. Lindner has served as Chairman of Great American Insurance Company, a subsidiary of the Company, and has been principally responsible for the Company’s property and casualty insurance operations.

Stephen Lindner

Mr. Stephen Craig Lindner is Co-President, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Director of American Financial Group Inc., since January 18, 2005, and since 1996, he has served as Co-President of the Company. Mr. Lindner has been President of our Great American Financial Resources, Inc. subsidiary, and has been principally responsible for the Company’s annuity operations. Until 2011, for over ten years, Mr. Lindner served as President of American Money Management Corporation (“AMMC”), a subsidiary that provides investment services for the Company and certain of its affiliated companies, and Mr. Lindner continues to be primarily responsible for the Company’s investments. Mr. Lindner and Carl H. Lindner III are brothers.

Joseph Consolino

Mr. Joseph E. Consolino is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Director of American Financial Group Inc., and Chairman of the Board of Neon Capital Limited of the Company. He was Chairman of the Board of the Company’s subsidiary, National Interstate Corporation. He was Chairman of the Board of Company’s subsidiary, Marketform Group, Ltd., a subsidiary of the Company which operates a syndicate at Lloyd’s of London. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Consolino served as President and Chief Financial Officer of Validus Holdings, Ltd., a Bermuda-based property and casualty (re)insurance company. Mr. Consolino also served as Chief Executive Officer, President and founding Director of PaCRe Ltd., a Bermuda-based underwriter of top-layer property catastrophe (re)insurance during his time as an executive officer of Validus through December 2015, when PaCRe Ltd. ceased operations and returned all capital to its shareholders. Prior to joining Validus in March 2006, Mr. Consolino served as a managing director in Merrill Lynch’s investment banking division. While at Merrill Lynch, Mr. Consolino specialized in insurance company advisory and financing transactions. Until 2015, Mr. Consolino served on the boards of directors of Validus and PaCRe Ltd. and he currently serves as a director of AmWINS Group, Inc., a wholesale insurance broker based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

John Berding

Mr. John B. Berding is President - American Money Management Corporation, Director of American Financial Group, Inc. Mr. Berding was elected President of AMMC in January 2011. Prior to his election as President, he held a number of investment-related executive positions with AMMC and other AFG subsidiaries, most recently serving as Executive Vice President of AMMC since 2009. Mr. Berding has nearly 30 years of experience as an investment professional, and he has spent his entire career with the Company and its affiliates.

Michelle Gillis

Ms. Michelle A. Gillis is Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of American Financial Group, Inc. she was elected Senior Vice President of the Company in March 2013 and serves in such role in addition to serving as Chief Administrative Officer with responsibilities for Human Resources, Corporate Communications, Real Estate and various shared service areas. Since joining the Company in 2004, Ms. Gillis has held various senior human resource management positions with Great American Insurance Company and AFG. Previously, Ms. Gillis spent several years in senior human resources roles in the financial services sector. Ms. Gillis holds an active accreditation as Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Human Resources Certification Institute.

Vito Peraino

Mr. Vito C. Peraino is Senior Vice President, General Counsel of American Financial Group, Inc., effective March 20, 2012. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Great American Insurance Company since 2002 and Assistant General Counsel of Great American Insurance Company since 2004. Through September 2014, he also served on the Board of Directors of the Company’s subsidiary, National Interstate Corporation. Since joining Great American Insurance Company in 1999, Mr. Peraino has held various executive claims management positions. Previously, Mr. Peraino spent several years in private practice and has represented various insurance industry entities as an attorney since 1981.

James Evans

Mr. James E. Evans is Director of American Financial Group Inc. Mr. Evans serves as an executive consultant to the Company. From 1994 through 2013, Mr. Evans served as Senior Vice President of the Company, and he also served as General Counsel until March 2012 when he was elected Executive Counsel. Prior to that, he served as Vice President and General Counsel of American Financial Corporation, the predecessor to AFG, beginning in 1976. Mr. Evans also previously served on the Boards of Directors of The Penn Central Corporation, Citicasters, Inc. and other companies affiliated with the Company. He began his career in the private practice of law with Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL in 1971.

Kenneth Ambrecht

Mr. Kenneth C. Ambrecht is Independent Director of American Financial Group, Inc. since 2005. Mr. Ambrecht has extensive corporate finance experience having worked in the U.S. capital markets for over 30 years. In December 2005, Mr. Ambrecht organized KCA Associates LLC, through which he serves as a consultant to several companies, advising them with respect to financial transactions. From July 2004 to December 2005, he served as a Managing Director with the investment banking firm First Albany Capital. For more than five years prior, Mr. Ambrecht was a Managing Director with Royal Bank Canada Capital Markets. Prior to that post, Mr. Ambrecht worked with the investment bank Lehman Brothers as Managing Director of its capital markets division. In September 2009, he joined the Board of Directors of Spectrum Brands, Inc., a global consumer products company. For more than five years, Mr. Ambrecht has been a member of the Board of Directors of Fortescue Metals Group Limited, an Australian mining company. Until February 2010, he served on the Board of Directors of Dominion Petroleum Ltd., a Bermuda domiciled company dedicated to exploration of oil and gas reserves in east and central Africa and until 2007 he was a member of the Board of Directors of Great American Financial Resources, Inc.

Virginia Drosos

Ms. Virginia C. Drosos is Independent Director of American Financial Group, Inc. Ms. Drosos was elected Chief Executive Officer of Assurex Health, a personalized medicine company specializing in pharmacogenomics for neuropsychiatric and other disorders, in July 2014 in addition to her position as President held since September 2013. Ms. Drosos was previously employed by the Procter & Gamble Company, a leading multinational manufacturer of consumer packaged goods, most recently serving as Group President, Global Beauty Care, until her retirement in September 2012. Ms. Drosos joined Procter & Gamble in 1987 and held positions of increasing responsibility, including as Group President of Global Female Beauty, Beauty and Grooming from 2010 until August 2011. As a global business unit Group President, Ms. Drosos had responsibility for Procter & Gamble’s Global Beauty Care business unit operations, profit and loss, strategy and long term business development. Ms. Drosos is also a director of Signet Jewelers Limited, a specialty retail jeweler, since July 2012.

Terry Jacobs

Mr. Terry S. Jacobs is Independent Director of American Financial Group Inc., since 2003. Mr. Jacobs has served as Chairman and CEO of The JFP Group, LLC, a real estate development company, since September 2005. From its founding in 1996 until September 2005, Mr. Jacobs was Chairman of the Board and CEO of Regent Communications, Inc., a public holding company in the radio broadcasting business. From September 2010 through September 2015, he served as non-executive Chairman of the Board of Adelante Media Group, LLC, a private company which owns and operates radio and television stations and specializes in Spanish language programming. Mr. Jacobs is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, a professional organization focused on applying actuarial science to property, casualty and similar risk exposures and is a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. In 2009, receivers were appointed to administer two commercial real estate development projects, since sold, that were owned or managed by JFP Group, LLC or its affiliates. Mr. Jacobs’ principal executive officer experience qualifies him for membership on the Company’s Board and as an “audit committee financial expert” under SEC guidelines. In his career, Mr. Jacobs has significant chief executive officer experience and has held board positions for 10 public companies, six private companies and nine charitable organizations.

Gregory Joseph

Mr. Gregory G. Joseph is Independent Director of American Financial Group Inc., since May 15, 2008For more than five years, Mr. Joseph has been Executive Vice President, an attorney, and a principal of Joseph Automotive Group, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based company that manages a number of automobile dealerships and certain real estate holdings. From February 2003 until May 2008, he served on the board of directors of Infinity Property & Casualty Corporation, an insurance company primarily offering personal automobile insurance, the last two years as the lead director. Since 2005, Mr. Joseph has served on the Board of Trustees of Xavier University, a private university located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Joseph’s service as a lead director of a publicly traded provider of insurance products provided him with significant knowledge of and experience in the business operations of a publicly-traded insurance holding company, which is beneficial to the Company in light of the many issues applicable to the insurance industry.

William Verity

Mr. William W. Verity is Independent Director of American Financial Group, Inc., since 2002. Mr. Verity has been President of Verity and Verity, LLC (formerly known as Veritas Asset Management, LLC), an investment management company, since January 1, 2002, and prior to that, he was a partner of Pathway Guidance L.L.C., an executive consulting firm, from October 2000. Previously, Mr. Verity was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ENCOR Holdings, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of plastic molded components and worked as an associate in corporate finance at Alex. Brown & Sons, an investment bank, from 1985 to 1987. From 1994 to 2002, he served on the Board of Directors of Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (“Chiquita”), a leading international food products marketer and distributor. Mr. Verity’s position as the principal executive officer of a privately held company, his over ten years of experience with complex asset management issues as a result of his position with Verity and Verity, LLC, and his service on the Board of Chiquita, qualify him for membership on the Company’s Board and Corporate Governance and Compensation Committees.

John Von Lehman

Mr. John I. Von Lehman is Independent Director of American Financial Group, Inc., since August 27, 2008. Mr. Von Lehman began his career as a certified public accountant for Haskins & Sells, a predecessor of Deloitte, LLP. For more than five years until his retirement in 2007, Mr. Von Lehman served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and a director of The Midland Company, an Ohio-based provider of specialty insurance products (“Midland”). He serves on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Audit Committee of Ohio National Mutual Funds and is involved with several Cincinnati-based charitable organizations. Mr. Von Lehman’s 18 years of service as CFO and director of another publicly traded provider of insurance products qualifies him for membership on the Company’s Board. Specifically, Mr. Von Lehman’s position at Midland provided him with significant knowledge of and experience in property and casualty insurance operations, investment portfolio oversight, capital management and allocation and public company financial statement preparation. In his capacity as a certified public accountant and Chief Financial Officer of Midland, Mr. Von Lehman developed significant experience in preparing, auditing, analyzing and evaluating financial statements that present a breadth and level of complexity of accounting issues that compare to those of the Company and which qualify him as an “audit committee financial expert” under SEC guidelines.

Diane Weidner

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Carl Lindner

7,642,020

Stephen Lindner

7,695,850

Joseph Consolino

3,530,060

John Berding

3,879,720

Michelle Gillis

950,367

Vito Peraino

2,019,220

James Evans

559,641

Kenneth Ambrecht

241,762

Virginia Drosos

242,512

Terry Jacobs

253,012

Gregory Joseph

255,012

William Verity

246,762

John Von Lehman

234,512

Diane Weidner

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As Of  30 Dec 2015

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Carl Lindner

657,500 12,140,780

Stephen Lindner

620,000 9,972,470

Joseph Consolino

0 0

John Berding

61,016 2,144,600

Michelle Gillis

3,000 127,400

Vito Peraino

39,122 1,390,650

James Evans

448,574 5,385,246

Kenneth Ambrecht

0 0

Virginia Drosos

0 0

Terry Jacobs

0 0

Gregory Joseph

0 0

William Verity

0 0

John Von Lehman

0 0

Diane Weidner

0 0