American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL), a leading underwriter of index and fixed rate annuities, today announced that John Matovina, Chief Financial Officer and Jeff Lorenzen, Chief Investment Officer, will be presenting at the Raymond James 33 rd Annual Institutional Investors Conference in Orlando, FL on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 1:40 p.m. EST. Investors may access a webcast of this presentation on American Equity’s website at www.american-equity.com. CAUTION REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTSCertain statements made during this presentation may constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties discussed in detail in American Equity’s most recent SEC filings. ABOUT AMERICAN EQUITYAmerican Equity Investment Life Holding Company, through its wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, is a full service underwriter of a broad line of fixed annuity and life insurance products, with a primary emphasis on the sale of index and fixed rate annuities. American Equity Investment Life Holding Company, a New York Stock Exchange Listed company (NYSE: AEL), is headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa. For more information, visit www.american-equity.com.