New York, New York
MetLife's corporate vision – to build financial freedom for everyone – guides the company's response to people's growing need for first-rate financial products and services through various life stages and economic cycles. MetLife's trusted brand, capital strength, and existing relationships with millions of individual and institutional customers around the globe uniquely position MetLife among its competitors.
The "everyone" in MetLife's vision took on added meaning in 2000 as the company welcomed an important new constituency: shareholders. MetLife transformed itself from mutual to stock ownership in April of that year through a demutualization and initial public offering that was completed in just 18 months after Board authorization.
For 140 years, MetLife has been insuring the lives of the people who depend on us. Our success is based on our long history of social responsibility, strong leadership, sound investments, and innovative products and services.
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Ratings current as of February 2, 2011.
MetLife, Inc. and its subsidiaries have obtained financial strength and/or credit ratings from various rating agencies. Insurer financial strength ratings represent the opinions of rating agencies regarding the ability of an insurance company to pay obligations under insurance policies and contracts in accordance with their terms, and are not evaluations directed toward the protection of investors in MetLife, Inc.’s securities. Credit ratings are opinions of each agency with respect to specific securities and contractual financial obligations and the issuer’s ability and willingness to meet those obligations when due. Neither insurer financial strength nor credit ratings are statements of fact nor are they recommendations to purchase, hold or sell any security, contract or policy. Each rating should be evaluated independently of any other rating. The following charts include ratings for certain companies in the MetLife enterprise. For more information about a particular rating, or information about ratings of other MetLife companies which are not set forth below, please visit the website of the relevant rating agency or see MetLife, Inc.'s reports provided to the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.