MetLife Inc | Floating Rate Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series A (MET.PRA)

Prospectus excerpt:  MetLife, Inc. is offering 24,000,000 shares of its Floating Rate Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series A, $25 liquidation preference per share (the ˘series A preferred shares÷). Holders of series A preferred shares will be entitled to receive dividend payments only when, as and if declared by MetLife, Inc.Ăs board of directors or a duly authorized committee of the board. Any such dividends will be payable from the date of original issue on a non-cumulative basis, quarterly in arrears on the 15th day of March, June, September and December of each year (each, a ˘dividend payment date÷), commencing on September 15, 2005, at an annual rate of the greater of (a) 1.00% above three month LIBOR on the related LIBOR determination date or (b) 4.00%.

Dividends on the series A preferred shares are not cumulative. Accordingly, in the event dividends are not declared on the series A preferred shares for payment on any dividend payment date, then those dividends will cease to accrue and be payable. If we have not declared a dividend before the dividend payment date for any dividend period, we will have no obligation to pay dividends accrued for that dividend period, whether or not dividends on the series A preferred shares are declared for any future dividend period.

The Certificate of Designations for the series A preferred shares prohibits the declaration of dividends on the series A preferred shares if we fail to meet specified capital adequacy, net income and shareholdersĂ equity levels. In addition, under Federal Reserve Board policy, MetLife, Inc. may not be able to pay dividends if it does not earn sufficient operating income. See ˘Description of the Series A Preferred Shares ¨ Dividend Payment Restrictions.÷

So long as any series A preferred shares remain outstanding, no dividend shall be paid or declared on MetLife, Inc.Ăs common stock or any of its other securities ranking junior to the series A preferred shares (other than a dividend payable solely in common stock or in such other junior securities), unless the full dividends for the latest completed dividend period on all outstanding series A preferred shares and any parity stock have been declared and paid or provided for.

The series A preferred shares are not redeemable prior to September 15, 2010. On and after that date, the series A preferred shares will be redeemable at MetLife, Inc.Ăs option, subject to the Federal Reserve BoardĂs prior approval, in whole or in part, at a redemption price of $25 per series A preferred share, plus declared and unpaid dividends.The series A preferred shares will not have voting rights, except as set forth under ˘Description of the Series A Preferred Shares ¨ Voting Rights÷ on page S-69.

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Alternate symbology:MET-A, MET-PA, METprA
Call Date:9/15/2010 (Now Trading Post Call Date)
Shares Offered:24,000,000
Liquidation Preference:$25
Recent Market Price:$25.02
Premium to Liquidation Preference:
(More Preferreds Trading at a Premium »)
$0.02 (0.08%)
Annualized Dividend:1.011111
Recent Ex-Date:11/29/2021
Current Yield:4.04%
Original Coupon:Greater of 1.00% above three month LIBOR on the related LIBOR determination date or 4.00%
Pay Period:Quarterly
Pay Dates:15-Mar, 15-Jun, 15-Sep, 15-Dec
CDx3 Compliance Rating: Learn MET.PRA's Rating
MetLife is an insurance holding company. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, Co. provides insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management. Co.'s segments are: U.S.; Asia; Latin America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and MetLife Holdings. In the U.S., Co. provides a variety of insurance and financial services products, including life, dental, disability, vision, accident and health, capital market investment, property and casualty, guaranteed interest, stable value and annuities. Outside the U.S., Co. provides life, medical, dental, credit and other accident and health insurance, as well as annuities, endowment and retirement and savings products.


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