American Financial Group Completes Sale of its Japanese Division to Mitsui

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from American Financial Group, Inc.

    CINCINNATI, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- American Financial Group, Inc.
 (NYSE:   AFG) announced today that its insurance subsidiary, Great American
 Insurance Company, completed the previously announced sale of its Japanese
 Division to Mitsui Marine and Fire Insurance Company of America on March 30,
 2001.  In connection with the sale, Great American transferred certain
 insurance liabilities and investment assets to Mitsui and terminated a
 reinsurance agreement under which Great American ceded a portion of its pool
 of insurance to Mitsui.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990909/AFGLOGO )
     Great American's Japanese Division was founded in 1974 following a
 strategic alliance with Mitsui Marine and Fire Insurance Company, Ltd. of
 Japan.  The Japanese Division provides both commercial and personal property
 and casualty insurance coverages primarily to Japanese companies and Japanese
 nationals doing business in the United States.
     Through the operations of Great American Insurance Group, American
 Financial Group is engaged primarily in private passenger automobile and
 specialty property and casualty insurance businesses and in the sale of
 retirement annuities, life, supplemental health and long-term care insurance
 products.
 
 

SOURCE American Financial Group, Inc.
    CINCINNATI, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- American Financial Group, Inc.
 (NYSE:   AFG) announced today that its insurance subsidiary, Great American
 Insurance Company, completed the previously announced sale of its Japanese
 Division to Mitsui Marine and Fire Insurance Company of America on March 30,
 2001.  In connection with the sale, Great American transferred certain
 insurance liabilities and investment assets to Mitsui and terminated a
 reinsurance agreement under which Great American ceded a portion of its pool
 of insurance to Mitsui.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990909/AFGLOGO )
     Great American's Japanese Division was founded in 1974 following a
 strategic alliance with Mitsui Marine and Fire Insurance Company, Ltd. of
 Japan.  The Japanese Division provides both commercial and personal property
 and casualty insurance coverages primarily to Japanese companies and Japanese
 nationals doing business in the United States.
     Through the operations of Great American Insurance Group, American
 Financial Group is engaged primarily in private passenger automobile and
 specialty property and casualty insurance businesses and in the sale of
 retirement annuities, life, supplemental health and long-term care insurance
 products.
 
 SOURCE  American Financial Group, Inc.