William W. Verity was elected to AFG's Board of Directors at the annual meeting of shareholders held on June 17, 2002. He is Chairman of the Governance Committee and is a member of the Compensation Committee. From 1994 until March 2002, he served as an independent director of Chiquita Brands International. Inc. Will has been President of Verity & Verity, LLC, an investment management company, since January 2002. Prior to that time, he had been a partner with Pathway Guidance LLC, an executive consulting firm, since October 2000. Previously, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ENCOR Holdings, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of plastic molded components.