American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL) announced today that it will release third quarter 2011 earnings after the close of market on Wednesday, November 2, 2011. The third quarter earnings release and financial supplement will be posted on the American Equity web site ( www.american-equity.com) at that time. EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL AEL will hold a conference call to discuss third quarter 2011 earnings on Thursday, November 3, 2011, at 9 a.m. CDT. 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 866-804-6929, passcode 74223033 (international callers, please dial 857-350-1675). An audio replay will be available shortly after the call on AEL’s website. An audio replay will also be available via telephone through November 24, 2011, by calling 1-888-286-8010, passcode 39719319 (international callers will need to dial 1-617-801-6888). 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.