MetLife Global Impact 2016 | A Message from the Chairman, President & CEO

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MetLife Global Impact 2016 | A Message from the Chairman, President & CEO

Corporate Responsibility Report — Overview

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MetLife Chairman, President and CEO Steve Kandarian, right, and Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer Steve Goulart, left, took questions during an employee Town Hall held in conjunction with the opening of the company’s new state-of-the- art Investments headquarters in Whippany, N.J., in September 2016.

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Great companies survive and thrive by continually adapting to the world around them. MetLife grew to be one of the world’s greatest insurance companies over the last 149 years by evolving to meet the changing needs of our customers.

In 2016, we took a series of bold steps to transform MetLife and position the company for success in a variety of economic environments. The most important of these was the launch of our refreshed corporate strategy, which deepens our commitment to creating value by building on our competitive advantages.

We moved forward on other fronts as well. We prepared to separate our U.S. Retail business by creating a new company called Brighthouse Financial that will focus on selling life insurance and annuities to individuals in the United States. We also sold our U.S. agent force to MassMutual. Step by step, we are transforming MetLife into a simpler, more focused and nimble company.

As we reinvent how we do business, we’re paying close attention to the expectations
of all our stakeholders — customers, shareholders, employees and communities. We’re committed to operating responsibly and generating positive global impact. Our efforts were recognized last year by MetLife’s inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, one of the most prominent corporate sustainability benchmarks. 

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