American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL) announced today that it will release first quarter 2015 earnings after the close of market on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. The first 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 first quarter 2015 earnings on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 10:00 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 844-224-4250, passcode 22864981 (international callers, please dial 704-859-4382). An audio replay will be available shortly after the call on AEL's website. An audio replay will also be available via telephone through May 7, 2015, by calling 855-859-2056, passcode 22864981 (international callers will need to dial 404-537-3406).

ABOUT AMERICAN EQUITY

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company, through its wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, is a full service underwriter 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, please visit www.american-equity.com.

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