AEL / American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. 8-K (Current Report)

SecurityAEL / American Equity Investment Life Holding Co.
Form Type8-K
File Date2018-05-23

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AEL / American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. 8-K (Current Report)
AEL / American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. EX-99.1

 

 

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): May 23, 2018

 

AMERICAN EQUITY
INVESTMENT LIFE HOLDING COMPANY

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

Iowa
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)

 

001-31911
(Commission File Number)

 

42-1447959
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

 

6000 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, Iowa
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

50266
(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (515) 221-0002

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

o                                    Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

o                                    Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company   o

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.   o

 

 

 



 

Item 8.01              Other Events.

 

In a press release issued on May 23, 2018, American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (the “Company”) noted recent market rumors and confirmed that it is in preliminary discussions regarding a potential transaction.  No assurance can be given that such discussions will continue, that any definitive agreement will be reached with respect to a transaction or that a transaction will be consummated.  The Company does not intend to make any further press releases or announcements regarding this matter unless and until a definitive agreement has been reached.  A copy of the press release is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 9.01              Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d)           Exhibits

 

Exhibit No.

 

Description

99.1

 

Press Release dated May 23, 2018

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

Date: May 23, 2018

AMERICAN EQUITY INVESTMENT

 

LIFE HOLDING COMPANY

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Renee D. Montz

 

Name:

Renee D. Montz

 

Title:

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

 

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Exhibit 99.1

 

 

For more information, contact:

 

Steven D. Schwartz, Vice President - Investor Relations

(515) 273-3763, [email protected]

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 23, 2018

 

American Equity Addresses Market Rumors

 

WEST DES MOINES, IA — May 23, 2018 — American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL) (“American Equity”) notes the recent market rumors and confirms that it is in preliminary discussions regarding a potential transaction. No assurance can be given that such discussions will continue, that any definitive agreement will be reached with respect to a transaction or that a transaction will be consummated. American Equity does not intend to make any further press releases or announcements regarding this matter unless and until a definitive agreement has been reached.

 

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.

 

CAUTION REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements relate to future operations, strategies, financial results or other developments, and are subject to assumptions, risks and uncertainties. Statements such as “guidance”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “goal”, “objective”, “target”, “may”, “should”, “estimate”, “projects” or similar words as well as specific projections of future results qualify as forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by these forward looking statements can be found in American Equity’s Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date the statement was made, and American Equity undertakes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements. There can be no assurance that other factors not currently anticipated by American Equity will not materially adversely affect our results of operations. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements made by us or on our behalf.