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MetLife Announces Tender Offer for Any and All of Its Series B Preferred Shares and Redemption of Any Series B Preferred Shares Not Tendered

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MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) announced today a tender offer for any and all of its 60,000,000 outstanding shares of 6.500% Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series B (CUSIP No. 59156R603), par value $0.01 per share and liquidation preference $25.00 per share (the "Series B Preferred Shares"). The tender offer is being made solely pursuant to the Offer to Purchase dated June 1, 2015 and the accompanying Letter of Transmittal. The terms and conditions of the tender offer are more fully set forth in those documents.

Upon and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase, MetLife is offering to pay a purchase price of $25.00 per Series B Preferred Share, plus an amount equal to accrued, unpaid and undeclared dividends from, and including June 15, 2015, to, but excluding, the settlement date for the tender offer, for Series B Preferred Shares properly tendered and not properly withdrawn. MetLife currently expects the settlement date of the tender offer to be June 29, 2015.

The tender offer will expire at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on June 26, 2015 (which is the end of the day on June 26, 2015), unless the tender offer is extended or earlier terminated by MetLife. Tenders of Series B Preferred Shares must be made on or prior to the expiration of the tender offer to receive the purchase price and may be withdrawn at any time prior to the expiration of the tender offer, in each case, in accordance with the procedures described in the Offer to Purchase and accompanying Letter of Transmittal.

Concurrently with the tender offer, MetLife has delivered a notice of redemption to the holders of the Series B Preferred Shares. All Series B Preferred Shares that are not properly tendered or are properly withdrawn prior to the expiration of the tender offer will be redeemed by MetLife on July 1, 2015 at a redemption price of $25.00 per share, without any payment for accrued, unpaid and undeclared dividends on the Series B Preferred Shares from, and including June 15, 2015 to, but excluding, the redemption date, pursuant to the terms of the Certificate of Designations for the Series B Preferred Shares. If a holder does not properly tender or properly withdraws its Series B Preferred Shares prior to the expiration date for the tender offer, its Series B Preferred Shares will be redeemed at the lower amount of $25.00 per share.

The tender offer is being made following MetLife's public offering of 1,500,000 shares of its 5.250% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series C (the "Series C Preferred Shares"). MetLife expects to use the net proceeds from the offering of the Series C Preferred Shares and cash on hand to pay the consideration payable by it pursuant to the tender offer and any redemption. In no event will the information contained in this news release, the Offer to Purchase or the Letter of Transmittal regarding the Series C Preferred Shares constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any Series C Preferred Shares.

MetLife may, in its sole discretion, amend, extend or, subject to certain conditions, terminate the tender offer at any time, subject to applicable law.

Holders of Series B Preferred Shares who have any questions regarding the terms of the tender offer should contact the dealer manager, Goldman, Sachs & Co., at (800) 828-3182 (toll-free) or (212) 902-6595 (collect). Copies of the Offer to Purchase, the Letter of Transmittal or any related documents may be obtained from Global Bondholder Services Corporation, the information agent and tender agent, at (866) 470-3800 (toll-free) or, for banks and brokers (212) 430-3774 (collect).

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