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American Equity Investment Life Holding Co (AEL.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Matovina

63 2012 Vice Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Ted Johnson

48 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Ronald Grensteiner

55 2009 President of American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company

Jennifer Bryant

46 2017 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

Jeffrey Lorenzen

52 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer

Renee Montz

46 2016 Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary

Scott Samuelson

45 2017 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President

Robert Howe

75 2009 Lead Independent Director

William Kunkel

60 2016 Director

Debra Richardson

61 2016 Director

Joyce Chapman

73 2008 Independent Director

Alexander Clark

84 2007 Independent Director

Brenda Cushing

54 2017 Independent Director

James Gerlach

76 2011 Independent Director

Alan Matula

57 2015 Independent Director

David Mulcahy

65 2011 Independent Director

Gerard Neugent

66 2010 Independent Director

A. Strickland

76 1996 Independent Director

Steven Schwartz

2016 Vice President – Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

John Matovina

Mr. John M. Matovina serves as Vice Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company. He served as Vice Chairman, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company from 2009 until 2012 and as Vice Chairman since 2003. Mr. Matovina was a private investor and a financial consultant to us from 1997 to 2003. From 1983 through 1996, he was a senior financial officer of Statesman and many of its subsidiaries, and, prior to Statesman's acquisition in 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 is Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company. 2012. He served as Vice President-Controller of the Company from 2001 to 2012. Mr. Johnson was previously a senior manager with Ernst & Young LLP where he was employed from 1992 until 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, a Subsidiary of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company. 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 life insurance industry.

Jennifer Bryant

Ms. Jennifer L. Bryant is Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Ms. Bryant (age 46) has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer of American Equity Life since June 2017 and was Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer from October 2016 to June 2017. From May 2013 to October 2016, Ms. Bryant was Senior Vice President, Human Resources of Bankers Trust Company, a banking and financial institution. Ms. Bryant served as Human Resources Business Partner at Aviva USA from December 2008 to May 2013. She has over 20 years of human resources experience.

Jeffrey Lorenzen

Mr. Jeffrey D. Lorenzen is Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of the Company. since June 2015 and served as Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer since 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, Inc. 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 life insurance industry.

Renee Montz

Ms. Renee D. Montz is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary since April 2016 and served as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel since June 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Montz served in various roles at AEGON Asset Management, a global asset management company, from 2004 to 2014, including as General Counsel, AEGON USA Investment Management, LLC from January 2012 to June 2014. Ms. Montz was in private practice in the Chicago office of Mayer Brown prior to joining AEGON. She has twenty years of legal experience and twelve years of experience in the life insurance industry.

Scott Samuelson

Mr. Scott A. Samuelson CPA, is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company. Prior to that, Mr. Samuelson served as Assistant Vice President—Assistant Controller of the Company since 2010. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Samuelson was a senior manager with Ernst & Young LLP where he was employed from 1995 until 2010 working primarily on audit clients in the insurance and financial services industries. Mr. Samuelson is a certified public accountant and has over 20 years experience in the life insurance industry.

Robert Howe

Mr. Robert Lee Howe is Lead Independent Director of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company. 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 that 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.

William Kunkel

Mr. William R. Kunkel serves as Director of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company. Mr. Kunkel was a partner in the Chicago office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP ("Skadden Arps") until his retirement in 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 more than 30 years of experience representing companies in the insurance and financial services industries, including representing the Company since its formation in 1995.

Debra Richardson

Ms. Debra J. Richardson is Director of the Company. She has resigned from the position of Executive Vice President, Secretary of the Company., effective July 1, 2016. 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 1996 serving in various positions including Vice President—Shareholder/Investor Relations. Ms. Richardson has been involved in the life insurance industry for over 35 years.

Joyce Chapman

Ms. Joyce A. Chapman is Independent Director of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company. She worked for over 35 years with West Bank, West Des Moines, Iowa until her retirement in 2006. 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 Bank and West Bancorporation, Inc.

Alexander Clark

Mr. Alexander M. Clark is Independent Director of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company. He has served as a Senior Managing Director in the Insurance Group at Griffin Financial Group, LLC since 2010. Mr. Clark was Managing Director-Insurance Investment Banking from 2008 to 2010 at Madison Williams & Company, Inc. Mr. Clark is a chartered financial analyst. He has served as a director of New York life subsidiary since 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.

Brenda Cushing

Ms. Brenda J. Cushing is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Cushing currently serves as an independent insurance consultant. From August 2014 to August 2015, Ms. Cushing served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Athene Holding Ltd., and from October 2013 to August 2014, Ms. Cushing served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Athene USA Corp., a subsidiary of Athene Holding. From 2008 until its acquisition by Athene in 2013, Ms. Cushing served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Aviva USA Corp. Ms. Cushing has been involved in the insurance industry for over 20 years.

James Gerlach

Mr. James M. Gerlach is Independent Director of the Company. He served as Executive Vice President of the Company from 1996 until his retirement in 2011. Prior to that, 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 was active in the insurance industry for over 45 years.

Alan Matula

Mr. Alan D. Matula is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as the Chief Information Officer of Weber-Stephen Products LLC, a privately owned company which manufactures charcoal, gas and electric outdoor grills and accessories, since December 2015. Mr. Matula worked for the Royal Dutch Shell plc organization for over 30 years. During that time, he served in various information technology capacities for the parent company and several of its subsidiaries, including chief information officer for Royal Dutch Shell plc from 2006 to 2015.

David Mulcahy

Mr. David S. Mulcahy serves as Independent Director of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company. 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., a privately-owned company which manufactures residential, basement window systems and as President of MABSCO Capital, Inc., a privately-owned company which provides a selection of services including portfolio management, financial consulting and private placement, private equity and joint venture transactions. Mr. Mulcahy has served as a director of Workiva Inc. since its initial public offering in 2014. Mr. Mulcahy is a certified public accountant and was a partner in the Des Moines office of Ernst & Young LLP, where he was employed from 1976 through 1994.

Gerard Neugent

Mr. Gerard D. Neugent serves as Independent Director of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Knapp Properties, Inc., Des Moines, Iowa since 2014 and served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Knapp Properties, Inc. from 1993 until 2014. His primary duties include real estate transactions, development and management. Mr. Neugent received his law degree from Drake University.

A. Strickland

Dr. A. J. Strickland serves as Independent Director of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company. He has been the Thomas R. Miller Professor of Strategic Management in the Graduate School of Business at the University of Alabama since 1969. Dr. Strickland has been a director of United Security Bancshares, Inc. since February 2013, was a director of Twenty Services, Inc. until March 2014 and was a 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.

Steven Schwartz

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