American Equity Schedules Fourth Quarter 2018 Earnings Release, Conference Call and Webcast

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL) announced
today that it will release fourth quarter 2018 earnings after the close
of market on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. The fourth quarter earnings
release and financial supplement will be posted on the American Equity
website at www.american-equity.com
at that time.

AEL will hold a conference call to discuss fourth quarter earnings on
Thursday, February 7, at 8:00 a.m. CT.

Conference Call Information

Interested parties may listen to the call by dialing one of the
following numbers:

855-865-0606 (Domestic)
704-859-4382 (International)
Passcode:
9464918

Webcast Information

Interested parties who wish to listen to the call on the Internet may do
so at www.american-equity.com.

Audio Replay Information

An audio replay will be available shortly after the call through
February 14, 2019.

855-859-2056 (Domestic)
404-537-3406 (International)
Passcode:
9464918

ABOUT AMERICAN EQUITY

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company, through its
wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, issues fixed annuity and life
insurance products, with a primary emphasis on the sale of fixed 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.

Contacts

Steven D. Schwartz, Vice President – Investor Relations
(515)
273-3763, sschwartz@american-equity.com