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AEL American Equity Investment Life Holding

Filed: 22 Nov 21, 6:48am

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 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): November 19, 2021
AMERICAN EQUITY INVESTMENT LIFE HOLDING COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Iowa001-3191142-1447959
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
6000 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
(515) 221-0002
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, par value $1AELNew York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares, each representing a 1/1,000th interest in a share of 5.95% Fixed-Rate Reset Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series AAELPRANew York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares, each representing a 1/1,000th interest in a share of 6.625% Fixed-Rate Reset Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series BAELPRBNew York Stock Exchange

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





Item 8.01 Other Events.
On November 19, 2021, the American Equity Investment Life Holding Company ("Company") Board of Directors (the "Board") authorized repurchase of up to $500 million of Company common stock, in addition to any amounts remaining under any other repurchase authorizations. The Company is not required to repurchase at specific prices or times.
The Board also declared a cash dividend on November 19, 2021 of $0.34 per share to Company common stockholders as of the close of NYSE trading on November 29, 2021, payable December 13, 2021.



SIGNATURE
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.
 AMERICAN EQUITY INVESTMENT LIFE HOLDING COMPANY 
  
    
    
 Date: November 22, 2021By:/s/ Phyllis Zanghi 
  Phyllis Zanghi 
  Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer