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American Equity Declares Annual Cash Dividend on Common Stock

November 15, 2018

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 15, 2018--American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL), a leading issuer of fixed index annuities, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared an annual cash dividend of $0.28 per share to owners of its common stock. This is an 8% increase from the $0.26 annual dividend declared on November 16, 2017. This marks the twentieth consecutive year a cash dividend has been declared and the fifteenth year in a row that the Company has increased its cash dividend.

The dividend will be payable on December 12, 2018 to shareholders of record as of November 28, 2018. There are approximately 90.4 million shares of common stock outstanding as of today.

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.

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CONTACT: Steven D. Schwartz, Vice President - Investor Relations

(515) 273-3763,sschwartz@american-equity.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA IOWA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FINANCE INSURANCE

SOURCE: American Equity Investment Life Holding Company

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