Brookfield Reinsurance signs $ 10 billion reinsurance deal with American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company

BROOKFIELD, NEWS, October 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Brookfield Asset Management Reinsurance Partners Ltd. (“Brookfield Reinsurance”) (NYSE, TSX: BAMR) today announced the closing of its previously announced transaction to reinsure up to $ 10 billion in annuity products issued by American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company (“AEILIC”) , a subsidiary of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL) (“AEL”). Under the agreement, Brookfield Reinsurance has reinsured an approximately $ 4 billion block of in-force policies and will reinsure up to approximately an additional $ 6 billion of AEILIC’s “IncomeShield” or other mutually agreed liabilities issued. by AEL on the basis of flows.

Brookfield Reinsurance owns an approximate 9.5% stake in AEL and has agreed to purchase additional shares of AEL up to a total stake of 19.9% ​​(and at least 15% of the shares), under reservation of receipt of approvals and satisfaction of other customary closing conditions.


Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is acting as legal counsel to Brookfield Reinsurance in connection with the reinsurance transaction.

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Brookfield Asset Management Reinsurance Partners Ltd. (NYSE: BAMR; TSX: BAMR) operates a leading reinsurance business focused on providing capital-based and annuity solutions for insurance and reinsurance companies, and retirement risk transfer products for pension plan sponsors. Each Class A Exchangeable Share of Brookfield Reinsurance is exchangeable at the rate of one share for one Class A Limited Voting Share of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (NYSE: BAM; TSX: BAM.A).

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