AM Best Assigns Issue Credit Rating to American Financial Group, Inc.’s New Senior Unsecured Notes

OLDWICK, N.J.--()--AM Best has assigned a Long-Term Issue Credit Rating of “a-” to the new $300 million 5.25% 10-year senior unsecured notes due April 2030 recently issued by American Financial Group, Inc. (AFG) (Cincinnati, OH) [NYSE: AFG]. The outlook assigned to this Credit Rating (rating) is stable. The existing ratings of AFG and its subsidiaries are unchanged.

AFG intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes. Following the completion of the transaction discussed above, AFG’s adjusted financial leverage ratio will increase modestly, while its interest coverage ratio will remain largely unchanged. AFG’s adjusted and unadjusted financial leverage ratios and interest coverage measures all remain well within AM Best’s guidelines for AFG’s current ratings and are expected to remain so over the near term.

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Contacts

Elizabeth Blamble
Senior Financial Analyst
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5603
elizabeth.blamble@ambest.com

Gregory Dickerson
Associate Director
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5161
gregory.dickerson@ambest.com

Christopher Sharkey
Manager, Public Relations
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5159
christopher.sharkey@ambest.com

Jim Peavy
Director, Public Relations
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5644
james.peavy@ambest.com