Ricardo Anzaldua to Join MetLife as General Counsel

  Ricardo Anzaldua to Join MetLife as General Counsel

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- December 11, 2012

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) announced today that Ricardo A. Anzaldua, 59, will
join the company as general counsel, effective December 17, 2012. He will
report to Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Steven A. Kandarian
and become a member of MetLife's executive group.

Anzaldua will lead the company’s global legal operations, and oversee
MetLife’s government relations and public policy department, corporate
secretary’s office and corporate ethics and compliance group. He will succeed
Nicholas D. Latrenta who, after a 43-year career at MetLife, announced earlier
this year his plans to retire.

“As a company with businesses around the world, MetLife operates in multiple
and often complex legal and regulatory environments,” said Kandarian.
“Ricardo’s significant experience as an advisor in legal, financial and
transactional matters, along with his industry knowledge, will make him a
valuable resource to MetLife, our customers and our shareholders.”

Anzaldua joins MetLife from The Hartford Financial Services Group where he was
associate general counsel and senior vice president. At The Hartford, he
provided counsel on commercial and consumer markets and served as legal
advisor for the company’s group benefits business. He joined the company in
2007 as director, corporate law, and corporate secretary. He also co-chaired
the diversity committee of The Hartford’s law department.

Prior to The Hartford, Anzaldua was corporate partner at Cleary, Gottlieb,
Steen & Hamilton LLP. His practice areas included general corporate
transactions, corporate governance, and negotiating international trade
agreements.

Anzaldua has been published in legal journals and served as publications
director for the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies. Anzaldua earned his
bachelor’s from Brown University and his law degree from Harvard Law School.

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.

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