Six Iowa insurance companies are collaborating to host the inaugural 2014 Des Moines Insurance Conference. In addition, Symetra Financial Corporation, which is in the process of redomesticating its principal insurance subsidiary to Iowa, will participate in the conference.

Participating companies along with executive management speakers include:

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL)John Matovina, Chief Executive OfficerTed Johnson, Chief Financial OfficerJeff Lorenzen, Chief Investment OfficerRon Grensteiner, President, American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company

EMC Insurance Group Inc. (NASDAQ: EMCI)Mark Reese, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial OfficerScott Jean, Vice President & Chief ActuaryMick Lovell, Vice President & Director of Business DevelopmentBrad Fredericks, Vice President & Chief Investment Officer

FBL Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: FFG)Jim Brannen, Chief Executive OfficerDon Seibel, Chief Financial OfficerJohn Currier, Chief Operating Officer

Fidelity & Guaranty Life (NYSE: FGL)Dennis Vigneau, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial OfficerRaj Krishnan, Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer

Principal Financial Group (NYSE: PFG)Terry Lillis, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer – Principal Financial GroupNed Brumeister, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer – Principal International

Symetra Financial Corporation (NYSE: SYA)Jim Pirak, Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Investor Relations

United Fire Group (NASDAQ: UFCS)Mike Wilkins, Executive Vice PresidentDianne Lyons, Vice President & Chief Financial OfficerDave Conner, Vice President/Claims

The conference will be held at FBL Financial Group’s headquarters in West Des Moines, IA on Thursday, May 29, 2014 beginning at 7:30 a.m. CT. The program includes individual company fireside chats with Q&A sessions, as well as special guest speaker Nick Gerhart, Iowa Insurance Commissioner. The event is hosted in partnership with the CFA Society Iowa and is open to institutional investors, CFA Society Iowa members and other investment professionals.

To register for the 2014 Des Moines Insurance Conference, please contact one of the company representatives listed below.

Contact InformationAmerican Equity Investment Life Holding Co.Julie LaFolletteDirector of Investor Relations515.273.3602 JLaFollette@American-Equity.com

FBL Financial Group, Inc.Kathleen Till StangeCorporate & Investor Relations Vice President515.226.6780 Kathleen.TillStange@FBLFinancial.com

Fidelity & Guaranty LifeMolly CarmanDirector Financial Analysis410.895.1008 Molly.Carman@FGLife.com

Principal Financial GroupJohn EganVice President – Investor Relations515.235.9500 Egan.John@Principal.com

Symetra Financial CorporationKarin G. Van VleetAVP & Director, Investor Relations425.256.5351 Karin.VanVleet@Symetra.com

United Fire GroupAnita Lake NovakDirector of Investor Relations319.399.5251 ALNovak@UnitedFireGroup.com

EMC Insurance Group Inc.Steve WalshDirector Investor Relations515.345.2515 Steve.T.Walsh@EMCIns.com

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