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DREW MATUS JOINS METLIFE INVESTMENTS AS CHIEF MARKET STRATEGIST

NEW YORK, March 1, 2017– MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today announced that it has appointed Drew Matus as chief market strategist for MetLife Investments. In this role, Matus will be responsible for formulating MetLife’s global and economic market outlooks, which ultimately help to shape the company’s portfolio management and business decisions.

Matus joins MetLife from UBS Securities LLC, where he most recently served as deputy chief U.S. economist. He has held senior economist roles at financial firms including Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers, Inc., as well as analyst roles at Moore Capital Management and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Richard Leist, executive vice president and head of Global Portfolio Management, said, “Drew brings a wealth of experience to MetLife. His two decades of financial services industry knowledge and strong track record of actionable, strategic advice will be invaluable to our team as we make investment decisions in increasingly dynamic markets.”

Steven Goulart, executive vice president and chief investment officer, said, “Drew’s expertise will help us as we continue to grow our investment management platform for external clients. We are pleased to welcome him to the Investments team and look forward to his insights and contributions.”

Matus holds an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a bachelor of arts from Colby College, where he graduated cum laude.

About MetLife
MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates ("MetLife"), is one of the largest life insurance companies in the world. Founded in 1868, MetLife is a global provider of life insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management. Serving approximately 100 million customers, MetLife has operations in nearly 50 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.metlife.com.

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