UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 8-K
CURRENT REPORT
 
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  May 18, 2022
AMERICAN FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 Ohio
1-13653
31-1544320
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission 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):
 

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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.                                                                            ☐
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
 
 
Title of each class
 
Trading Symbol(s)
 
Name of each exchange on which registered
 
Common Stock
 
AFG
 
New York Stock Exchange
 
5.875% Subordinated Debentures due March 30, 2059
 
AFGB
 
New York Stock Exchange
 
5.125% Subordinated Debentures due December 15, 2059
 
AFGC
 
New York Stock Exchange
 
5.625% Subordinated Debentures due June 1, 2060
 
AFGD
 
New York Stock Exchange
 
4.5% Subordinated Debentures due September 15, 2060
 
AFGE
 
New York Stock Exchange



Section 5          Corporate Governance and Management

Item 5.07
Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
 
The Company held its annual meeting of shareholders on May 18, 2022.  The voting results on the proposals considered at the annual meeting are set forth below:
 
1.
Elect 11 directors.
 
 
For
Withheld
Broker
Non-Votes
Carl H. Lindner III
73,077,401
1,491,487
2,933,788
S. Craig Lindner
73,055,174
1,513,174
2,933,788
John B. Berding
69,757,382
4,811,506
2,933,788
James E. Evans
65,796,498
8,772,390
2,933,788
Terry S. Jacobs
69,797,687
4,771,201
2,933,788
Gregory G. Joseph
72,644,235
1,924,653
2,933,788
Mary Beth Martin
70,480,626
4,088,262
2,933,788
Amy Y. Murray
71,884,776
2,684,112
2,933,788
Evans N. Nwankwo
70,514,728
4,054,160
2,933,788
William W. Verity
63,930,018
10,638,870
2,933,788
John I. Von Lehman
69,811,665
4,757,223
2,933,788
 
2.
Ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2022.
 
For
Against
Abstain
75,499,581
1,945,217
57,878
 
3.
Approve, on an advisory basis, compensation of our named executive officers.
 
For
Against
Abstain
Broker
Non-Votes
69,936,896
4,493,251
138,741
2,933,788


SIGNATURES
 
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.
 
 
AMERICAN FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.
     
Date: May 20, 2022
By:
/s/ Mark A. Weiss
   
 Mark A. Weiss
   
 Vice President



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