Iowa Insurance Companies to Host Des Moines Insurance Conference May 29


WEST DES MOINES, Iowa--()--Six Iowa insurance companies are collaborating to host the inaugural 2014 Des Moines Insurance Conference. In addition, Symetra Financial Corporation, which is in the process of redomesticating its principal insurance subsidiary to Iowa, will participate in the conference.

Participating companies along with executive management speakers include:

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL)
John Matovina, Chief Executive Officer
Ted Johnson, Chief Financial Officer
Jeff Lorenzen, Chief Investment Officer
Ron Grensteiner, President, American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company

EMC Insurance Group Inc. (NASDAQ: EMCI)
Mark Reese, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Scott Jean, Vice President & Chief Actuary
Mick Lovell, Vice President & Director of Business Development
Brad Fredericks, Vice President & Chief Investment Officer

FBL Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: FFG)
Jim Brannen, Chief Executive Officer
Don Seibel, Chief Financial Officer
John Currier, Chief Operating Officer

Fidelity & Guaranty Life (NYSE: FGL)
Dennis Vigneau, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Raj Krishnan, Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer

Principal Financial Group (NYSE: PFG)
Terry Lillis, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer – Principal Financial Group
Ned Brumeister, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer – Principal International

Symetra Financial Corporation (NYSE: SYA)
Jim Pirak, Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Investor Relations

United Fire Group (NASDAQ: UFCS)
Mike Wilkins, Executive Vice President
Dianne Lyons, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Dave Conner, Vice President/Claims

The conference will be held at FBL Financial Group’s headquarters in West Des Moines, IA on Thursday, May 29, 2014 beginning at 7:30 a.m. CT. The program includes individual company fireside chats with Q&A sessions, as well as special guest speaker Nick Gerhart, Iowa Insurance Commissioner. The event is hosted in partnership with the CFA Society Iowa and is open to institutional investors, CFA Society Iowa members and other investment professionals.

To register for the 2014 Des Moines Insurance Conference, please contact one of the company representatives listed below.

Contact Information
American Equity Investment Life Holding Co.
Julie LaFollette
Director of Investor Relations

FBL Financial Group, Inc.
Kathleen Till Stange
Corporate & Investor Relations Vice President

Fidelity & Guaranty Life
Molly Carman
Director Financial Analysis

Principal Financial Group
John Egan
Vice President – Investor Relations

Symetra Financial Corporation
Karin G. Van Vleet
AVP & Director, Investor Relations

United Fire Group
Anita Lake Novak
Director of Investor Relations

EMC Insurance Group Inc.
Steve Walsh
Director Investor Relations