Metlife Completes Remarketing of Series E Senior Component Debentures
MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) announced that the completion of its remarketing of $499,924,000 aggregate principal amount of its 1.903% Series E Senior Component Debentures, Tranche 1 and $499,924,000 aggregate principal amount of its 4.721% Series E Senior Component Debentures, Tranche 2. Both tranches of the Series E Debentures originally formed part of MetLife’s 40 million common equity units, which were issued in November 2010 in connection with MetLife’s acquisition of American Life Insurance Company and Delaware American Life Insurance Company.
Effective October 8, 2014, the stated maturity of the Tranche 1 and Tranche 2 Series E Debentures will be December 15, 2017 and December 15, 2044, respectively. Proceeds of the remarketing, net of the remarketing agents’ fees, will be paid to the holders of the common equity units who participated in the remarketing. MetLife, Inc. will ultimately receive $1 billion in the aggregate, from the proceeds of the remarketing and from holders that elected not to participate in the remarketing, in return for delivering newly-issued shares of MetLife common stock to all holders of common equity units upon settlement of the related stock purchase contracts.
Deutsche Bank Securities, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Goldman, Sachs & Co., HSBC, UBS Investment Bank and Wells Fargo Securities acted as lead remarketing agents.
This news release is neither an offer to sell, nor a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any jurisdiction.
MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is one of the largest life insurance companies in the world. Founded in 1868, MetLife is a global provider of life insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management. Serving approximately 100 million customers, MetLife has operations in nearly 50 countries and 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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