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.