METLIFE INCREASES SECOND QUARTER 2014 COMMON STOCK DIVIDEND BY 27 PERCENT
NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 – The board of directors of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today declared a second quarter 2014 common stock dividend of $0.35 per share, an increase from the prior quarterly common stock dividend of $0.275 per share. The dividend will be payable on June 13, 2014 to shareholders of record as of May 9, 2014.
“Today's action by MetLife's board highlights our focus on returning capital to shareholders,” said Steven A. Kandarian, chairman, president and chief executive officer of MetLife, Inc. “By significantly increasing our dividend, we are delivering on our commitment to take steps to enhance long-term shareholder value.”
MetLife, Inc., through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs. 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.
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