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NEW YORK, September 19, 2011 – MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) announced today that Adam M. Hodes has joined the company as senior vice president and head of mergers and acquisitions (M&A).  In this role, Hodes will oversee a team of professionals that are focused on identifying strategic transactions that can have a positive impact on MetLife's businesses and financial performance.  Hodes reports to William J. Wheeler, executive vice president and chief financial officer.

"With more than 20 years of experience in financial services transactions, Adam will provide strong leadership of this important area for MetLife," said Wheeler.  "Adam has an ideal background for his new position at MetLife, having advised numerous clients in prior M&A roles he has held, including assisting us with our acquisition of Alico in 2010."

Most recently, Hodes was managing director in the investment banking department of Credit Suisse Securities, LLC, where he served as co-head of financial institutions M&A. Since joining Credit Suisse in 2006, he was responsible for supporting the bank’s financial institutions group on transaction execution, idea generation and best practices, with a specific focus on insurance companies and asset management firms.  He was also a member of the company’s fairness and opinion committee.

Hodes has also held leadership roles in strategic planning and M&A at WellChoice, Inc. and CNA Financial Corporation. Earlier in his career, he worked in the financial institutions groups at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation and Salomon Brothers Inc.

Hodes received a J.D. degree from Columbia University Law School and a bachelor of science degree in economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

MetLife, Inc. is a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs, serving 90 million customers in over 50 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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