People: American Equity Investment Life Holding Co (AEL.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Noble

82 2009 Executive Chairman of the Board

John Matovina

59 2012 Vice Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Ted Johnson

44 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Ronald Grensteiner

51 2009 President of American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company

William Kunkel

57 2012 Executive Vice President - Legal, General Counsel

Debra Richardson

57 2010 Executive Vice President, Secretary, Director

James Gerlach

72 1997 Executive Vice President, Director

Jeffrey Lorenzen

48 2009 Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Officer

Scott Samuelson

41 2012 Vice President, Controller

Robert Howe

71 2009 Lead Independent Director

Joyce Chapman

69 2008 Independent Director

Alexander Clark

80 2007 Independent Director

David Mulcahy

61 2011 Independent Director

Gerard Neugent

62 2010 Independent Director

A. Strickland

72 1996 Independent Director

Harley Whitfield

83 1996 Independent Director

Julie LaFollette

Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

David Noble

Mr. David J. Noble is an Executive Chairman of the Board of American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. He served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President and Treasurer of the Company since its formation in 1995 until January 1, 2009. Mr. Noble was Chief Executive Officer of Statesman from 1982 through 1994 and was a director of Statesman (from 1975) and its President (from 1979) until he left to form our Company at the end of 1995. Mr. Noble has been active in the insurance industry for over 50 years. Mr. Noble is a director of Twenty Services, Inc. Mr. Noble's prior service as Chief Executive Officer, President and Treasurer of the Company gives him unique insights into the Company's challenges, opportunities and operations.

John Matovina

Mr. John M. Matovina is Vice Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. He resigned as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the company effective June 27, 2012. Prior to that, he served as Vice Chairman, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company from January 1, 2009 until June 27, 2012 and as our Vice Chairman since June 2003. Mr. Matovina was a private investor and a financial consultant to us from 1997 to 2003. From November 1983 through November 1996, he was a senior financial officer of Statesman and many of its subsidiaries, and, prior to Statesman's acquisition in September 1994, he served as Statesman's Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary. Mr. Matovina is a certified public accountant and has more than 25 years experience in the life insurance industry.

Ted Johnson

Mr. Ted M. Johnson has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of American Equity Investment Life Holding Co., effective June 27, 2012. He was previously Vice President—Controller of the Company from August of 2001 to June 27, 2012. Mr. Johnson was previously a senior manager with Ernst & Young LLP where he was employed from 1992 until August of 2001 working primarily on audit clients in the insurance industry. Mr. Johnson is a certified public accountant and has over 20 years of experience in the life insurance industry.

Ronald Grensteiner

Mr. Ronald J. Grensteiner is President of American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company, subsidiary of American Equity Investment Life Holding Co., since January 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Grensteiner served as Senior Vice President of Marketing for American Equity Life since 1996. Prior to joining American Equity Life, Mr. Grensteiner was a senior marketing officer of American Life and Casualty. He has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry.

William Kunkel

Mr. William R. Kunkel is Executive Vice President - Legal, General Counsel of American Equity Investment Life Holding Co., since December 28, 2012. Mr. Kunkel was a partner in the Chicago office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP ("Skadden Arps") until his retirement in June 2012. Mr. Kunkel joined Skadden Arps in 1984 upon the founding of its Chicago Office and his practice concentrated on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and other corporate governance and securities matters. Mr. Kunkel has represented public and private companies in many industries and has received numerous recognitions for his professional work. Mr. Kunkel has more than 30 years of experience representing companies in the insurance and financial services industries.

Debra Richardson

Ms. Debra J. Richardson is an Executive Vice President, Secretary, Director of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company. She has served as Executive Vice President and Secretary of the Company since January 1, 2009. Prior to that, Ms. Richardson served as Senior Vice President and Secretary of the Company since 1996. Ms. Richardson was employed by Statesman from 1977 through April 1996 serving in various positions including Vice President—Shareholder/Investor Relations. Ms. Richardson has been involved in the insurance industry for over 35 years.

James Gerlach

Mr. James M. Gerlach is an Executive Vice President, Director of American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. He has served as Executive Vice President of the Company from 1996 until his retirement on December 31, 2011. Prior to joining us, Mr. Gerlach served as Executive Vice President of American Life and Casualty Insurance Company ("American Life and Casualty") and as Executive Vice President and Treasurer of Vulcan Life Insurance Company, a subsidiary of American Life and Casualty. Mr. Gerlach has been active in the insurance industry for over 45 years. Mr. Gerlach's vast knowledge of the Company's operations as well as his years of experience in the insurance industry led the Board of Directors to conclude that Mr. Gerlach should serve as a director of the Company.

Jeffrey Lorenzen

Mr. Jeffrey D. Lorenzen is serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of American Equity Investment Life Holding Co., since February 2009. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Lorenzen was the President and Chief Investment Officer of WB Capital Management Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of West Bancorporation, Inc. Mr. Lorenzen also served on the board of directors of WB Capital Management Inc. and was a member of the management committee of West Bancorporation. Prior to 2006, Mr. Lorenzen was President and Chief Investment Officer of Investors Management Group, where he spent 14 years in a variety of investment leadership positions. Mr. Lorenzen started his career at Statesman as a high-yield credit analyst in 1989. Mr. Lorenzen has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry.

Scott Samuelson

Mr. Scott A. Samuelson CPA, has been appointed as Vice President, Controller of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company with effect from June 27, 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Samuelson served as Assistant Vice President—Assistant Controller of the Company since September 2010. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Samuelson was a senior manager with Ernst & Young LLP where he was employed from 1995 until September of 2010 working primarily on audit clients in the insurance and financial services industries. Mr. Samuelson is a certified public accountant and has over 17 years experience in the life insurance industry.

Robert Howe

Mr. Robert Lee Howe is Lead Independent Director of American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. He served the State of Iowa Insurance Division from 1964 to 2002 in various capacities. He was named Deputy Commissioner and Chief Examiner in 1985 and served in this position until his retirement in 2002. During this time, Mr. Howe was responsible for the financial oversight of 220 domestic insurance companies. Since his retirement, Mr. Howe has been a self-employed insurance consultant serving as a director of EMC National Life Company from 2003 until 2007, and from 2007 to present, Mr. Howe has served as a director of EMC Insurance Group. He also serves as the designated financial expert on the board of directors of EMC Insurance Group. Mr. Howe is a certified financial examiner, certified insurance examiner, certified government financial manager and accredited insurance receiver.

Joyce Chapman

Ms. Joyce A. Chapman is an Independent Director of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company. She is a retired banker who worked over 35 years with West Bank, West Des Moines, Iowa. While at West Bank, Ms. Chapman served in various capacities related to bank administration and operations. Ms. Chapman has served in numerous positions of leadership in philanthropic and banking industry organizations. Ms. Chapman also serves as a director for West Bancorporation, Inc.

Alexander Clark

Mr. Alexander M. Clark is an Independent Director of American Equity Investment Life Holding Co., since 2007. He serves as a senior advisor in the Insurance Group at Griffin Financial Group, LLC and served as a Senior Managing Director, Insurance Group at Griffin Financial Group, LLC from November 2010 to November 2012. Mr. Clark was Managing Director-Insurance Investment Banking from February 2006 to October 2010 at Madison Williams & Company, Inc. From October 1993 to February 2006, Mr. Clark was Managing Director with Advest, Inc. Mr. Clark is a chartered financial analyst. He has served as a director of our New York life subsidiary since August 2005 and also serves as a director of Pennsylvania National Insurance Group, Unity Financial Life Insurance Company and Penn Treaty American Corporation. Mr. Clark's investment banking activities have been focused primarily on insurance companies and he has been actively involved in the insurance industry for over 30 years. Mr. Clark's background in investment banking and his financial expertise and experience in the insurance industry led the Board of Directors to conclude that Mr. Clark should serve as a director of the Company.

David Mulcahy

Mr. David S. Mulcahy is an Independent Director of American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. Mr. Mulcahy previously served as a member of the Company's Board of Directors from 1996 to 2006. Mr. Mulcahy currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Monarch Materials Group, Inc. Mr. Mulcahy is a certified public accountant and was a senior tax partner in the Des Moines office of Ernst & Young LLP, where he was employed from 1976 through 1994.

Gerard Neugent

Mr. Gerard D. Neugent is Independent Director of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company, since August 17, 2010. Mr. Neugent is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Knapp Properties, Inc., Des Moines, IA. His primary duties include dealing with real estate transactions, development and management. Mr. Neugent received his law degree from Drake University. Mr. Neugent's experience in real estate and business management as well as his legal background led the Board of Directors to conclude that Mr. Neugent should serve as a director of the Company.

A. Strickland

Dr. A. J. Strickland is an Independent Director of American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. He is the Thomas R. Miller Professor of Strategic Management in the Graduate School of Business at the University of Alabama and has been since 1969. Dr. Strickland is a director of Twenty Services, Inc. and a former director of Statesman. Dr. Strickland is also the co-author of many strategic management books and texts used at universities worldwide. In addition, he conducts frequent industry and competitive analyses of domestic and international firms.

Harley Whitfield

Mr. Harley A. Whitfield Sr., is an Independent Director of American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. He is an attorney who is of counsel to Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C., Des Moines, Iowa. Mr. Whitfield was a partner with Whitfield & Eddy from 1956 through 1994. Mr. Whitfield served as corporate counsel for Statesman and its subsidiary companies for over 30 years.

Julie LaFollette

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

David Noble

1,110,000 8,752,700

John Matovina

95,000 282,260

Ted Johnson

15,000 87,852

Ronald Grensteiner

30,000 240,365

William Kunkel

0 0

Debra Richardson

238,000 1,349,880

James Gerlach

210,500 1,193,070

Jeffrey Lorenzen

0 0

Scott Samuelson

0 0

Robert Howe

0 0

Joyce Chapman

0 0

Alexander Clark

0 0

David Mulcahy

0 0

Gerard Neugent

0 0

A. Strickland

0 0

Harley Whitfield

0 0

Julie LaFollette

0 0
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