American Equity Schedules Earnings Release, Conference Call and Webcast

  American Equity Schedules Earnings Release, Conference Call and Webcast

Business Wire

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- January 18, 2013

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL) announced today
that it will release fourth quarter 2012 earnings after the close of market on
Wednesday, February 20, 2013. The fourth quarter earnings release and
financial supplement will be posted on the American Equity website
(www.american-equity.com) at that time.

EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL

AEL will hold a conference call to discuss fourth quarter 2012 earnings on
Thursday, February 21, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. CST. The conference call will be
webcast live on the Internet. Investors and interested parties who wish to
listen to the call on the Internet may do so at www.american-equity.com.

The call may also be accessed by telephone at 866-314-4865, passcode 36024971
(international callers, please dial 617-213-8050). An audio replay will be
available shortly after the call on AEL’s website. An audio replay will also
be available via telephone through March 14, 2013, by calling 888-286-8010,
passcode 12797737 (international callers will need to dial 617-801-6888).

ABOUT AMERICAN EQUITY

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company, through its wholly-owned
operating subsidiaries, is a full service underwriter of annuity and life
insurance products, with a primary emphasis on the sale of index and fixed
rate annuities. The company’s headquarters are located at 6000 Westown
Parkway, West Des Moines, Iowa, 50266. The mailing address of the company is:
P.O. Box 71216, Des Moines, Iowa 50325.

Contact:

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company
John M. Matovina, Chief Executive Officer
515-457-1813, jmatovina@american-equity.com
or
Ted M. Johnson, Chief Financial Officer
515-457-1980, tjohnson@american-equity.com
or
Julie L. LaFollette, Director of Investor Relations
515-273-3602, jlafollette@american-equity.com
or
Debra J. Richardson, Chief Administrative Officer
515-273-3551, drichardson@american-equity.com
 
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