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.