MetLife has been named to the 2010 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® list. MetLife has received this honor for its demonstrated use of measurable diversity best practices and results in four areas: CEO commitment, human capital, corporate and organizational communications and supplier diversity

“MetLife knows that embedding diversity and inclusion into the way we do business will attract the very best talent, help us to better understand the needs of our customers and deliver shareholder value,” said Kathleen Henkel, executive vice president of Human Resources for MetLife. “We are so pleased that DiversityInc has named MetLife to its Top 50 list once again this year. It’s a testament to the success of our continued efforts around diversity and inclusion.”

DiversityInc has recognized MetLife for its targeted outreach to multicultural consumers, inclusive workplace and strong diversity community, including seven employee-resource groups.

“The competition to be on the DiversityInc Top 50 list has grown again this year to 449 companies. In addition, the total data reflected increased diversity across all companies that competed. That means MetLife has achieved a spot on our list as competition increased and as the competitors increased their accomplishments. This takes a remarkable commitment from top leadership,” said Luke Visconti, Chief Executive Officer of DiversityInc.

DiversityInc was founded in 1998 as a web-based publication, and a print magazine was launched in 2002. To see the full ranking of the 2010 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity as well as more information on the methodology, visit:

MetLife is a subsidiary of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), a leading provider of insurance, employee benefits and financial services with operations throughout the United States and the Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific regions. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife, Inc. reaches more than 70 million customers 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 and retirement & savings products and services to corporations and other institutions. For more information, visit