SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 1, 2016
INVESTMENT LIFE HOLDING COMPANY
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
6000 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, Iowa
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
In August 2015, American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (the “Company”) entered into forward sales agreements with Royal Bank of Canada. On August 1, 2016, the Company physically settled the forward sales agreements by issuing an aggregate of 5,590,000 shares of its common stock in exchange for net proceeds of $134.7 million. The Company used the net proceeds to make a contribution to the capital and surplus of a subsidiary, American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: August 1, 2016
AMERICAN EQUITY INVESTMENT LIFE HOLDING COMPANY
/s/ John M. Matovina
John M. Matovina
Chief Executive Officer and President