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): December 27, 2018




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Ohio   1-13653   31-1544320

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

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

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):


Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company   ☐

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐




Section 5—Corporate Governance and Management


Item 5.02

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

As previously reported, in 2014, in connection with the transition by James E. Evans from his role as an officer and employee of American Financial Group, Inc. (“AFG”) to that of executive consultant, Mr. Evans agreed to a consulting agreement, as amended, that terminates on December 31, 2018. On December 27, 2018, AFG and Mr. Evans renewed the consulting agreement for 2019 on the same terms.

Section 9 — Financial Statements and Exhibits


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)     Exhibits.


10.1    Amended and Restated Consulting Agreement dated February  23, 2015 between AFG and James E. Evans (incorporated by reference to AFG’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014).
10.2    Letter Agreement dated December 27, 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 thereunto duly authorized.


Date: December 28, 2018     By:  

/s/ Karl J. Grafe

      Karl J. Grafe
      Vice President