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MetLife Declares Fourth Quarter 2012 Preferred Stock Dividends

  MetLife Declares Fourth Quarter 2012 Preferred Stock Dividends

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NEW YORK -- November 15, 2012

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) announced today that it has declared fourth quarter
2012 dividends of $0.2527777 per share on the company’s floating rate
non-cumulative preferred stock, Series A (NYSE: METPrA), and $0.4062500 per
share on the company’s 6.50% non-cumulative preferred stock, Series B (NYSE:
METPrB). Both dividends are payable December 17, 2012 to shareholders of
record as of November 30, 2012.

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.

This press release may contain or incorporate by reference information that
includes or is based upon forward-looking statements within the meaning of the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements
give expectations or forecasts of future events. These statements can be
identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or
current facts. They use words such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,”
“project,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe” and other words and terms of similar
meaning in connection with a discussion of future operating or financial
performance. In particular, these include statements relating to future
actions, prospective services or products, future performance or results of
current and anticipated services or products, sales efforts, expenses, the
outcome of contingencies such as legal proceedings, trends in operations and
financial results.

Any or all forward-looking statements may turn out to be wrong. They can be
affected by inaccurate assumptions or by known or unknown risks and
uncertainties. Many such factors will be important in determining the actual
future results of MetLife, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates. These
statements are based on current expectations and the current economic
environment. They involve a number of risks and uncertainties that are
difficult to predict. These statements are not guarantees of future
performance. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed or
implied in the forward-looking statements. Risks, uncertainties, and other
factors that might cause such differences include the risks, uncertainties and
other factors identified in MetLife, Inc.’s filings with the U.S. Securities
and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). These factors include: (1) difficult
conditions in the global capital markets; (2) concerns over U.S. fiscal policy
and the “fiscal cliff” in the U.S., as well as rating agency downgrades of
U.S. Treasury securities; (3) uncertainty about the effectiveness of
governmental and regulatory actions to stabilize the financial system, the
imposition of fees relating thereto, or the promulgation of additional
regulations; (4) increased volatility and disruption of the capital and credit
markets, which may affect our ability to seek financing or access our credit
facilities; (5) impact of comprehensive financial services regulation reform
on us; (6) economic, political, legal, currency and other risks relating to
our international operations, including with respect to fluctuations of
exchange rates; (7) exposure to financial and capital market risk, including
as a result of the disruption in Europe and possible withdrawal of one or more
countries from the Euro zone; (8) changes in general economic conditions,
including the performance of financial markets and interest rates, which may
affect our ability to raise capital, generate fee income and market-related
revenue and finance statutory reserve requirements and may require us to
pledge collateral or make payments related to declines in value of specified
assets; (9) potential liquidity and other risks resulting from our
participation in a securities lending program and other transactions; (10)
investment losses and defaults, and changes to investment valuations; (11)
impairments of goodwill and realized losses or market value impairments to
illiquid assets; (12) defaults on our mortgage loans; (13) the defaults or
deteriorating credit of other financial institutions that could adversely
affect us; (14) our ability to address unforeseen liabilities, asset
impairments, or rating actions arising from acquisitions or dispositions,
including our acquisition of American Life Insurance Company and Delaware
American Life Insurance Company (collectively, “ALICO”) and to successfully
integrate and manage the growth of acquired businesses with minimal
disruption; (15) uncertainty with respect to the outcome of the closing
agreement entered into with the United States Internal Revenue Service in
connection with the acquisition of ALICO; (16) the dilutive impact on our
stockholders resulting from the settlement of common equity units issued in
connection with the acquisition of ALICO or otherwise; (17) regulatory and
other restrictions affecting MetLife, Inc.’s ability to pay dividends and
repurchase common stock; (18) MetLife, Inc.’s primary reliance, as a holding
company, on dividends from its subsidiaries to meet debt payment obligations
and the applicable regulatory restrictions on the ability of the subsidiaries
to pay such dividends; (19) downgrades in our claims paying ability, financial
strength or credit ratings; (20) ineffectiveness of risk management policies
and procedures; (21) availability and effectiveness of reinsurance or
indemnification arrangements, as well as default or failure of counterparties
to perform; (22) discrepancies between actual claims experience and
assumptions used in setting prices for our products and establishing the
liabilities for our obligations for future policy benefits and claims; (23)
catastrophe losses; (24) heightened competition, including with respect to
pricing, entry of new competitors, consolidation of distributors, the
development of new products by new and existing competitors, distribution of
amounts available under U.S. government programs, and for personnel; (25)
unanticipated changes in industry trends; (26) changes in assumptions related
to investment valuations, deferred policy acquisition costs, deferred sales
inducements, value of business acquired or goodwill; (27) changes in
accounting standards, practices and/or policies; (28) increased expenses
relating to pension and postretirement benefit plans, as well as health care
and other employee benefits; (29) exposure to losses related to variable
annuity guarantee benefits, including from significant and sustained downturns
or extreme volatility in equity markets, reduced interest rates, unanticipated
policyholder behavior, mortality or longevity, and the adjustment for
nonperformance risk; (30) deterioration in the experience of the “closed
block” established in connection with the reorganization of Metropolitan Life
Insurance Company; (31) adverse results or other consequences from litigation,
arbitration or regulatory investigations; (32) inability to protect our
intellectual property rights or claims of infringement of the intellectual
property rights of others; (33) discrepancies between actual experience and
assumptions used in establishing liabilities related to other contingencies or
obligations; (34) regulatory, legislative or tax changes relating to our
insurance, banking, international, or other operations that may affect the
cost of, or demand for, our products or services, or increase the cost or
administrative burdens of providing benefits to employees; (35) the effects of
business disruption or economic contraction due to disasters such as terrorist
attacks, cyberattacks, other hostilities, or natural catastrophes, including
any related impact on our disaster recovery systems, cyber- or other
information security systems and management continuity planning; (36) the
effectiveness of our programs and practices in avoiding giving our associates
incentives to take excessive risks; and (37) other risks and uncertainties
described from time to time in MetLife, Inc.’s filings with the SEC.

MetLife, Inc. does not undertake any obligation to publicly correct or update
any forward-looking statement if MetLife, Inc. later becomes aware that such
statement is not likely to be achieved. Please consult any further disclosures
MetLife, Inc. makes on related subjects in reports to the SEC.

Contact:

MetLife, Inc.
For Media:
Christopher Breslin, 212-578-8824
or
For Investors:
Edward Spehar, 212-578-7888
 
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