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MetLife Announces First Quarter 2014 Preferred Stock Dividend Actions, Subject To Final Confirmation

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) announced today that it has declared first quarter 2014 dividends of $0.2500000 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), subject to the final confirmation that it has met the financial tests specified in the Series A and Series B preferred stock, which the company anticipates will be made and announced on or about March 5, 2014, the earliest date permitted in accordance with the terms of the securities.

The New York Stock Exchange has not yet set ex-dividend dates for each series of preferred stock. Following MetLife’s confirmatory announcement on or about March 5, 2014, the New York Stock Exchange will set ex-dividend dates for each series of preferred stock. Both dividends will be payable March 17, 2014, to shareholders of record as of Feb. 28, 2014.

About MetLife

MetLife, Inc., through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs, serving 90 million customers. 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 news 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, or are tied to future periods, 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.

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