~ More Than 20 Year Industry Expert Joins Today ~

MetLife announced today that Kieran Mullins has joined the company to head the life insurance underwriting and new business operations of Individual Business. He will report directly to Peggy Fechtmann, executive vice president, Individual Business Operations and Services.

Mullins, a 22 year industry veteran, joins MetLife from Lincoln Life, the life organization of Lincoln Financial Group, where he was a vice president of Brokerage Underwriting. In this role, he was responsible for underwriting life products for each distribution channel.

"We are thrilled to have someone with Kieran’s credibility and reputation within the life insurance industry joining MetLife," said Lisa M. Weber, president, MetLife Individual Business. "Kieran will be a valuable addition to our retail life insurance business team as we continue to build on our underwriting and new business competitiveness and flexibility."

"Kieran’s underwriting and operational skills, coupled with his knowledge of and experience with diverse distribution channels will make him a great addition to our Individual Business Operations and Services senior team," adds Fechtmann.

Prior to joining Lincoln, Mullins worked for CIGNA for 11 years, both in the Individual Insurance and Property & Casualty divisions. He held several leadership roles, including Life and Disability Claim Management, Workers’ Compensation Product Management and Account Manager of UTC Self-Insured Program.

Mullins was born and raised in County Kerry, Ireland, and came to the United States in 1980.

MetLife is a subsidiary of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), a leading provider of insurance and financial services with operations throughout the United States and the Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific regions. Through its domestic and international subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife, Inc. reaches more than 70 million clients around the world and MetLife is the largest life insurer in the United States (based on life insurance in-force). The MetLife companies offer life insurance, annuities, auto and home insurance, retail banking and other financial services to individuals, as well as group insurance, reinsurance and retirement & savings products and services to corporations and other institutions. For more information, please visit


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