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METLIFE annonces new $1 Billion stock repurchase program


NEW YORK. MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today announced that its board of directors has authorized an additional $1 billion common stock repurchase program. This program will begin after the completion of an earlier $1 billion repurchase program that was announced on February 28, 2007, of which approximately $240 million currently remains.

The stock repurchases can be made through purchases from the MetLife Policyholder Trust, in the open market and through privately negotiated transactions. The timing of open market and privately negotiated purchases will be dependent upon market conditions and other corporate considerations. The stock repurchase program may be modified, extended or terminated by the board of directors at any time.

MetLife, Inc. is a leading provider of insurance and financial services with operations throughout the United States and the Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific regions. Through its domestic and international subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife, Inc. reaches more than 70 million customers around the world and MetLife is the largest life insurer in the United States (based on life insurance in-force). The MetLife companies offer life insurance, annuities, auto and home insurance, retail banking and other financial services to individuals, as well as group insurance, reinsurance and retirement & savings products and services to corporations and other institutions. For more information, please visit


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