METLIFE DECLARES SECOND QUARTER 2013 COMMON STOCK DIVIDEND
Dividend Increased from $0.185 Per Share to $0.275 Per Share
NEW YORK, April 23, 2013 - The board of directors of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today declared a second quarter 2013 common stock dividend of $0.275 per share. The dividend will be payable on June 13, 2013 to shareholders of record as of May 9, 2013.
“We’re pleased to provide MetLife’s shareholders with this higher dividend – our first increase since 2007,” said Steven A. Kandarian, chairman, president and chief executive officer of MetLife, Inc. “This action by our board makes our dividend more competitive and demonstrates our commitment to delivering value to shareholders.”
MetLife’s first quarter 2013 common stock dividend, which was paid on March 13, 2013, was $0.185 per share. Beginning in 2013, MetLife transitioned to paying common stock dividends quarterly. The company previously paid its common stock dividend on an annual basis.
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, visit www.metlife.com.