MetLife (NYSE: MET) has been named to the 2012 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list. The company received this honor for its demonstrated use of measurable diversity practices in the areas of CEO commitment, human capital, corporate and organizational communications, and supplier diversity.

"At MetLife, we realize that only a corporate culture which promotes inclusion and embraces diversity can cultivate the thought leadership and innovative solutions necessary to effectively meet the needs of our customers around the world," said Frans Hijkoop, executive vice president and chief human resources officer for MetLife. "Our ability to capitalize on the diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our people provides MetLife with a competitive edge that allows us to attract the best available talent and succeed wherever we do business around the globe. We are pleased to be named to DiversityInc's Top 50 list again this year in recognition of these efforts."

MetLife was named among companies from a wide range of industries, including consulting, retail, manufacturing and banking.

"This is a transitional year," said Luke Visconti, CEO of DiversityInc. "We were struck by the change of diversity of the CEOs and managing teams of the companies on our list. It's much different from just five years ago. I see this as being a result of increasing emphasis at the most competitive companies, who link diversity management to creating a nimble and innovative corporate culture."

DiversityInc was founded in 1998 as a web-based publication, and a print magazine was launched in 2002. To see the full ranking of 2012 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity as well as more information on the methodology, visit

MetLife, Inc. is a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs, serving 90 million customers.  Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.  For more information,


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