Edward Spehar to Join MetLife as Head of Investor Relations

  Edward Spehar to Join MetLife as Head of Investor Relations

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- October 03, 2012

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) announced today that Edward A. Spehar, 47, will join
the company as head of investor relations. In this role, he will manage and
coordinate the presentation of MetLife’s financial results and business
strategies to the analyst and investor community. He will report to John C. R.
Hele, executive vice president and chief financial officer of MetLife.

Spehar will join the company by the end of the year and succeeds John
McCallion, who is becoming chief financial officer for MetLife’s Europe,
Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

“With more than 20 years of experience analyzing insurance companies with
broad and diverse businesses, Ed will be extremely valuable to MetLife and our
shareholders,” said Hele. “He has a deep understanding of the intricacies of
how insurers operate and, equally important, a great ability to effectively
communicate with a variety of stakeholders. I’m excited to have him join us.”

Spehar joins MetLife from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he has served
as a sell-side equity research analyst covering the life insurance industry
for approximately 19 years. In this role, he produced fundamental equity
research on the industry and covered 15 publicly-traded insurers, including
MetLife, American International Group and Prudential Financial. In addition to
his experience at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Spehar held similar roles at
Lehman Brothers and Ameritrust.

Spehar received a bachelor’s degree in management from Case Western Reserve
University as well as a master’s in business administration degree from the
Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve. He is a chartered
financial analyst.

MetLife, Inc. is a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and
employee benefit programs, serving 90 million customers. Through its
subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in the
United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For
more information, visit www.metlife.com.

Contact:

MetLife, Inc.
For Media:
Christopher Breslin, 212-578-8824
For Investors:
John McCallion, 212-578-7888