$MET (MetLife, Inc.)

$MET {{ '2016-05-04T21:01:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MET's operating earnings in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) fell 10%, and 3% on constant currency basis. The 1Q15 benefitted from favorable underwriting margins and lower expenses. Volume growth in 1Q16 was in line with forecast. Operating return on allocated equity was 7.8% and operating return on allocated tangible equity was 13.5%.

$MET {{ '2017-09-15T15:09:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Life insurer $MET said it completed the acquisition of Logan Circle Partners, L.P. from $FIG, for approx. $250MM in cash. As of August 31, 2017, Logan Circle Partners had more than $37Bil in assets under management.

$MET {{ '2017-08-11T12:15:15+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MET will hold a special meeting of its common stock shareholders on Oct 19, 2017, to approve changes to dividend payment tests in the company’s charter. These changes would avoid potential dividend and common stock repurchase restrictions which could occur as a result of the Aug 4, 2017 spin-off of $BHF.

$MET {{ '2017-08-07T16:51:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MET has completed the spin-off of $BHF, creating two independent, publicly-traded companies. Aug 7, 2017 marks the first day of post-separation trading for each company’s common stock on its respective stock exchange.

$MET {{ '2017-08-03T15:06:42+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MET said it did not experience an interest rate hike post the US presidential election as was predicted. Metlife said the monetary policy is keeping the rates artificially low, but called for more action from elected officials on the fiscal monetary front, especially through tax reforms.

$MET {{ '2017-08-03T13:02:36+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MET reported strong volume growth in 2Q17, which in turn drove operating earnings in the US up 13% to $499MM; in Asia, up 20% to $310MM; and in Latin America, up 12% to $154MM.

$MET {{ '2017-08-03T12:55:10+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Brighthouse Financial, which has been spun-off from $MET, reported operating earnings of $283MM in 2Q17, down 5%, driven by lower investment income and higher expenses. Brighthouse Financial will start trading at Nasdaq Stock Market on Monday.

$MET {{ '2017-08-03T12:48:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Ahead of the completion of divestiture of Brighthouse Financial, life insurer $MET reported 13% growth in revenue to $17.25Bil in 2Q17. Net income jumped to $838MM, or $0.77 per share, compared to $64MM, or $0.06 per share in the year-ago period. Net income included $284MM in net derivative losses, compared to $1.4Bil in 2Q16.

$MET {{ '2017-08-02T21:17:22+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$MET MetLife Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q2 2017 highlights

$MET {{ '2017-07-07T21:19:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MET's BoD declared a common stock dividend of $0.40 per share for 3Q17. The dividend will be payable on Sept. 13, 2017, to shareholders of record as of Aug. 7, 2017.

$MET {{ '2017-07-07T20:55:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MET has signed a definitive agreement with $FIG to acquire Logan Circle Partners, which is Fortress’ traditional fixed income asset management business, for about $250MM in cash. The transaction, expected to close in 3Q17, will not impact MetLife’s existing $3Bil repurchase authorization.

$MET {{ '2017-06-30T10:57:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MET's BoD approved spin-off of Brighthouse Financial. $MET's common shareholders will receive a distribution of one share of Brighthouse Financial common stock for every 11 shares of $MET common stock they own as of the close of business on the July 19 record date.

$MET {{ '2017-06-30T10:55:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MET's BoD approved spin-off of Brighthouse Financial, subject to the SEC's declaration that the Brighthouse Registration Statement on Form 10 is effective. Subject to SEC’s timely declaration that Brighthouse's Registration Statement on Form 10 is effective, record date will be July 19, 2017, and distribution date will be Aug. 4, 2017.

$MET {{ '2017-06-15T17:23:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Michel Khalaf will become President of $MET's U.S. Business while retaining his role as President of EMEA. MetLife’s Chief Risk Officer, Stan Talbi, will retire at the end of August. Mr. Talbi will be succeeded by Ramy Tadros, who is joining from Oliver Wyman, where he is a partner, Global Head of Insurance.

$MET {{ '2017-06-12T18:19:50+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MET has named Susan Podlogar as EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer, effective July 10. She will be a member of the Executive Group and report to Chairman, President and CEO Steven A. Kandarian. Ms. Podlogar comes to $MET from $JNJ, where she was Global Vice President of Human Resources for the Medical Devices business.

$MET {{ '2017-06-07T14:43:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Insurance firm $MET has rebranded its expatriate benefits business as ‘MetLife Worldwide Benefits. The new name reflects the various benefits MetLife offers and the broader spectrum of international assignees and business travelers covered by the business.

$MET {{ '2017-05-16T11:04:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MET declared a quarterly dividend of $0.255 per share on its floating rate non-cumulative preferred stock, Series A. It also declared a semi-annual dividend of $26.25 per share on its 5.25% fixed-to-floating rate non-cumulative preferred stock, Series C. Both dividends will be payable June 15, 2017, to shareholders as of May 31, 2017.

$MET {{ '2017-05-15T16:35:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MET extended its partnership with Special Olympics and Habitat for Humanity to provide employees across its Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) markets with the opportunity to volunteer in community projects.

$MET {{ '2017-05-04T13:02:23+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MET said it is pleased with its group results in 2017. The market is competitive but life and disability has been rational. There was more intense competition in dental especially down market but overall the company is comfortable with its current market. $MET saw strong growth and was able to get its renewal actions.

$MET {{ '2017-05-04T12:57:07+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MET was able to get some more statutory hedge accounting for some types of derivatives by changing their techniques and structure. By moving a few different instruments this way, the company has accomplished its primary goal of making the stack capital for RemainCo less sensitive to interest rate changes.

$MET {{ '2017-05-04T12:49:50+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MET stated that there is no material change to the ongoing benefits from the low interest rate hedges. As the rates are higher, the benefits are less but they are still essentially present. The company added that it still expects $450-650MM of corporate losses, excluding the expense initiative costs, but it expects a lower tax rate for 2017.

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