The MetLife Companies

MetLife, Inc. is a leading global provider of insurance and financial services with more than 140 years of experience and operations throughout the United States, Latin America, Japan, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.

Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife, Inc. reaches 90 million customers in over 45 countries of the world, is the largest life insurer in the United States, Mexico, Chile and Argentina1, and has relationships with 91 of the top 100 FORTUNE 500® companies2 and over 80% of all Fortune 500® companies.

The MetLife Companies3 offers life insurance, annuities, automobile and home insurance, retail banking and other financial services to individuals, as well as group insurance and retirement and savings products and services to corporations and other institutions.

  • No.40 on the FORTUNE 500 listing2
  • Approximately US$4.3 trillion of life insurance in-force4
  • Over US$815.7 billion in total assets5
  • Over 64,000 employees worldwide4

Financial Strength Ratings* for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

Rating Agency Scope of Ratings Ratings6
Standard & Poor's Rating Services** For insurer financial strength
AA- (Very Strong)
Moody's Investors Service** For financial strength
Aa3 (Excellent)
A.M. Best Company, Inc.** For financial position, operating performance and market profile
A+ (Superior)
Fitch Ratings For claims paying ability
AA- (Very Strong)
* Ratings apply to Metropolitan Life Insurance Company financial strength and claims-paying ability and not the performance of any products.
** Negative outlooks by A.M. Best, Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s.

MetLife Companies Rich History

The origins of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company go back to 1863, when a group of New York City businessmen raised US$100,000 to found the National Union Life and Limb Insurance Company. In 1868, after several reorganizations and five difficult years, the company decided to focus on the life insurance business. A new company was chartered to sell "ordinary" insurance to the middle class. The founders chose the name because they had been most successful in New York City, or the "Metropolitan" District.

Commitment to serve customer needs
The MetLife Companies serves both individual and institutional customers with financial service solutions, including protection planning, financial advice and investments, providing innovative solutions and responsive service to help people build financial freedom.

The MetLife Companies is a leader in group benefits, and ranked no.1 in the United States in most group product areas, including life, auto and home, long-term care insurance as well as institutional annuities.

In the retirement area, the MetLife Companies is helping individuals realize their goals of achieving a financially secure retirement, as well as offering pension plans to small businesses, government entities, non-profit organizations, and corporations.

For our future success, we can draw on the reservoir of history that has produced an enduring set of corporate values based on more than 140 years of integrity, social responsibility, strong leadership, financial strength, and innovative products and responsive services and solutions to help people build financial freedom.

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1. AXCO Insurance Information Services, Mach 7, 2013
2. FORTUNE 500®, May 20 2013. FORTUNE 500® is a registered trademark of FORTUNE® magazine, a division of Time, Inc.
3. The MetLife Companies refers to MetLife, Inc., a U.S. public company, and its subsidiaries and affiliates.
4. As of December 31, 2012.
5. As of June 30, 2013.
6. As of February 5, 2013.

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