OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY APPROVES GE CAPITAL’S ACQUISITION OF METLIFE BANK DEPOSIT BUSINESS
NEW YORK, December 12, 2012
MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) announced today that the Comptroller of the Currency has issued a conditional approval of GE Capital’s acquisition of approximately $6.5 billion in bank deposits from MetLife Bank, N.A.
Upon completion of the acquisition, which is subject to closing conditions, deposit customers of MetLife Bank will become customers of GE Capital Retail Bank, a unit of GE Capital.
After closing, MetLife will work with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Federal Reserve to take the necessary administrative steps to deregister as a bank holding company.
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, visitwww.metlife.com.
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