MetLife Receives Perfect Score on 2016 Corporate Equality Index for 13th Consecutive Year

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today announced its recognition as a “Best
Place to Work for LGBT Equality,” receiving a perfect score on the Human
Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the
13th consecutive year. The CEI is a national benchmarking
tool to evaluate companies on their corporate policies and practices
relevant to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees.

The 2016 CEI rated more than 850 businesses to evaluate LGBT-related
policies and programs, including non-discrimination workplace
protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health
care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBT

“I am proud to work for a company that is a champion for diversity, in
all its forms, in the workplace,” said Christine DeBiase, MetLife senior
vice president and associate general counsel, who is also a prominent
member of, and advisor to, MetLife’s diverse business resource network,
GLAM (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Associates and Allies at
MetLife). “It is rewarding to be employed by a company that values not
only the professional skills and knowledge I bring to my job, but also
appreciates who I am as a person and fosters a culture to support all
employees in our diverse workforce.”

MetLife is committed to creating an inclusive work environment that
supports the diverse backgrounds and skills of all its employees. To
promote inclusivity, MetLife has a number of diverse business resource
networks, including GLAM (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender
Associates and Allies at MetLife), which was founded in 2004 to raise
awareness of LGBT issues at MetLife, provide a forum for LGBT employees
and promote MetLife to the LGBT community.

MetLife offers employees and their domestic same- or opposite-sex
partners a range of health, dental and other benefits. In addition to
its support of employees, MetLife also supports LGBT consumers with its
LBGT Financial Planning site, designed to provide information and tools
to the LGBT community and address their financial needs.

For more information on MetLife’s diversity and inclusion efforts for
employees, please visit

About MetLife

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates
(“MetLife”), is one of the largest life insurance companies in the
world. Founded in 1868, MetLife is a global provider of life insurance,
annuities, employee benefits and asset management. Serving approximately
100 million customers, MetLife has operations in nearly 50 countries and
holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin
America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit


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