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CLEVELAND,OH – June 15, 2011 – Robert Dzik, assistant general counsel at Hyatt Legal Plans, a MetLife company, was recently elected president of the American Prepaid Legal Services Institute (API) at the organization’s annual conference in Las Vegas, NV. Dzik will serve a one-year term in office with the API, which is affiliated with the American Bar Association. Headquartered in Chicago, the API is a professional trade organization representing the prepaid legal services industry. Its mission is to advance the industry by providing leadership, education and representation in the public interest.

“I’m delighted and honored to lead the API for the next year and support its mission of advancing the industry by increasing membership and improving operational efficiencies,” said Dzik.

At the same conference, the API announced that its annual conference will be held in Cleveland in May of 2012.

“Having the API annual conference in Cleveland is great for the city and great for the organization,” said Dzik. “The conference will spur the local economy while members of the organization will have the opportunity to enjoy the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, excellent Cleveland restaurants and entertainment, along with all the other wonderful things the city has to offer.”

Dzik has been a member of the API since 1997 and previously served as the organization’s secretary, treasurer and president-elect. As assistant general counsel at Hyatt Legal Plans, Dzik oversees the day-to-day recruitment, training and supervision of the company’s nationwide attorney network. Prior to joining Hyatt Legal Plans in 1996, he was a private practice attorney. He graduated from Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University and also holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Cleveland State University.

About Hyatt Legal Plans

Hyatt Legal Plans, a MetLife® subsidiary, is the largest provider of group legal plans in the country, serving two million plan members and dependents through a nationwide network of 5,500 law firms. For more information on Hyatt Legal Plans, please visit Group legal plans provided by Hyatt Legal Plans, Inc., Cleveland, OH. In certain states, plans are provided through insurance coverage underwritten by Metropolitan Property and Casualty Insurance Company and Affiliates, Warwick, RI.

About MetLife

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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