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BRIEF-American Equity Investment Confirms Prelim Discussions Regarding Potential Transaction

May 23 (Reuters) - American Equity Investment Life Holding Co:

* AMERICAN EQUITY INVESTMENT LIFE HOLDING - NOTES RECENT MARKET RUMORS, CONFIRMS IT IS IN PRELIMINARY DISCUSSIONS REGARDING A POTENTIAL TRANSACTION

* AMERICAN EQUITY - DOES NOT INTEND TO MAKE FURTHER PRESS RELEASES REGARDING POTENTIAL DEAL UNLESS DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT IS REACHED Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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