Form 8-K METLIFE INC For: Feb 15

February 19, 2019 11:18 AM

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)

OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): February 15, 2019

 

 

METLIFE, INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   1-15787   13-4075851

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

  (Commission
File Number)
 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

200 Park Avenue, New York, New York     10166-0188
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)     (Zip Code)

212-578-9500

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

N/A

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

 

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Item 8.01 Other Events.

On February 15, 2019, MetLife, Inc. issued a news release announcing the declaration of (i) a semi-annual dividend of $29.375 per share on MetLife, Inc.’s 5.875% fixed-to-floating rate non-cumulative preferred stock, Series D, $1,000 liquidation preference per share; (ii) a quarterly dividend of $351.5625 per share on MetLife, Inc.’s 5.625% non-cumulative preferred stock, Series E, $25,000 liquidation preference per share, which is $0.3515625 per depositary share, each representing a 1/1,000th interest in a share of Series E Preferred Stock; and (iii) a quarterly dividend of $0.25 per share on MetLife, Inc.’s floating rate non-cumulative preferred stock, Series A, $25 liquidation preference per share, subject to final confirmation that it has met the financial tests specified in the Series A preferred stock certificate of designations. A copy of the news release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(a) Not applicable.

(b) Not applicable.

(c) Not applicable.

(d) Exhibits

 

99.1    MetLife, Inc. news release dated February  15, 2019, announcing the declaration of a semi-annual dividend on its 5.875% fixed-to-floating rate non-cumulative preferred stock, Series D; a quarterly dividend on its 5.625% non-cumulative preferred stock, Series E; and a quarterly dividend on its floating rate non-cumulative preferred stock, Series A, subject to final confirmation that it has met the financial tests specified in the Series A preferred stock certificate of designations.


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

METLIFE, INC.
By:   /s/ Jeannette N. Pina
 

 

  Name: Jeannette N. Pina
  Title: Vice President and Secretary

Date: February 15, 2019

Exhibit 99.1

 

LOGO

Contacts:        For Media:        Ashia Razzaq

MetLife

(212) 578-1538

    For Investors:   John Hall

MetLife

(212) 578-7888

MetLife Announces First Quarter 2019

Preferred Stock Dividend Actions

Declares Series D and Series E Preferred Stock Dividends

Declares Series A Preferred Stock Dividend, Subject to Final Confirmation

NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2019– MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today announced that it has declared the following preferred stock dividends:

 

   

Semi-annual dividend of $29.375 per share on the company’s 5.875% fixed-to-floating rate non-cumulative preferred stock, Series D, with a liquidation preference of $1,000 per share.

 

   

Quarterly dividend of $351.5625 per share on the company’s 5.625% non-cumulative preferred stock, Series E, with a liquidation preference of $25,000 per share, represented by depositary shares (NYSE: METPrE) each representing 1/1,000th interest in a share of the preferred stock, holders of which will receive $0.3515625 per depositary share.

 

   

Quarterly dividend of $0.25 per share on the company’s floating rate non-cumulative preferred stock, Series A, with a liquidation preference of $25 per share (NYSE: METPrA), subject to the final confirmation that the company has met the financial tests specified in the certificate of designations for the Series A preferred stock, which the company anticipates will be made and announced on or about March 5, 2019. The New York Stock Exchange has not yet set an ex-dividend date for the Series A preferred stock, and will set an ex-dividend date after the confirmatory announcement.

The above dividends will be payable March 15, 2019, to shareholders of record as of Feb. 28, 2019.

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About MetLife

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release may contain or refer to forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements give expectations or forecasts of the future using terms such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “will,” and other terms tied to future periods. Results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and expectations. They involve risks and uncertainties, including the “Risk Factors” MetLife, Inc. describes in its U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The company has no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement. Parts of this news release may include additional information on forward-looking statements.

 

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