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- Company Recognized for its Innovative Learning and Talent Technology Platform –

NEW YORK, NY - March 17, 2011 – MetLife was recently named by Bersin & Associates, a world-class research and consulting firm, one of its 2011 Learning Leaders in the Learning and Talent Technology Excellence category. The company has been recognized for MAX – MetLife’s learning management system for its affiliated distribution channel.

“MetLife’s initiative was much more than a learning technology implementation,” said David Mallon, principal analyst for Bersin & Associates. “It was part of a complete transformation of the learning organization that included changes in the way that organization is structured and delivers services. MAX has had a big impact, increasing productivity of MetLife’s top sales advisors enterprise-wide.”

MAX, a proprietary web-based learning delivery system launched in 2009, is currently being used throughout the MetLife affiliated distribution channel to help firms and financial professionals maximize growth via online classes, webinars, evaluations, etc. It is the single point of entry to development opportunities for the company’s sales force and field management, and provides a personalized, comprehensive growth roadmap tailored to each professional’s specific business goals and needs.

“We are honored to be named one of the 2011 Bersin & Associates Learning Leaders,” states Michael J. Vietri, executive vice president, Individual Distribution, MetLife. “At MetLife, we are investing in the growth of experienced financial professionals and local management. MAX is an example of what we are doing to provide to our sales force the tools, education and professional development required to help their clients through their complex financial needs. Through our investment and strategy, we are bolstering our world-class distribution.”

Bersin & Associates’ 2011 Learning Leaders include 28 organizations selected from hundreds of applications spanning technology, financial services, healthcare, transportation and management consulting. Winners also include providers of training and talent management solutions. In the face of an economic recovery, this year’s winning submissions were focused on finding and growing the right mix of new talent, rather than on managing existing talent , as were last year’s winners.

MetLife is a subsidiary of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs, serving 90 million customers in over 60 countries. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit


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