MetLife Wins Two Stevie® Awards in 2016 International Business AwardsSM

Recognized for Best New Product and as the Most Innovative Company of
the Year

HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) a leading global provider of insurance,
annuities and employee benefit programs, announced that it has been
recognized with awards in two categories in The 13th Annual
International Business Awards.

Category   Award   Country/Region/Product
Best New Product or Service of the Year – Financial Services   Gold Stevie® Winner   MetLife Asia: Empowering Women in Asia to Live Healthy and Beautiful
Most Innovative Company of the Year – in Asia, Australia and New
  Bronze Stevie® Winner   MetLife Asia: Driving Regional Innovation through the Optimization
of Customer-Centric Intelligence and Analytics

The Award for Best New Product or Service of the Year went to
MetLife Asia’s first lifestyle and health plan for women, named BEAUTIFUL.
First launched in June 2015, the product was designed to address the
needs of the fast-growing 30 to 50 year old female segment and empower
them to lead beautiful and healthy lives, as well as providing financial
security and protection in case of illness.

“BEAUTIFUL is a life-enhancing product designed specifically to help
women improve their health and lifestyle through fitness, nutrition and
beauty benefits, as well as providing the trusted navigation of a health
concierge and health recovery service when illness strikes,” said Ralph
Brunner, Chief Marketing Officer, MetLife Asia. “We had developed the
product after carefully listening and responding to the needs, wants,
fears and aspirations of women across Asia. We are delighted to receive
this award.”

Related to the Award for the Most Innovative Company of the
Year – in Asia, Australia and New Zealand
, MetLife Asia was
recognized for having launched two key projects that foster and promote
innovation. The first was the establishment of its Center of Excellence
for Data Analytics (COEDA) in 2014 to transform big data into customer
insights, deliver a more holistic customer experience, and drive
improvements to business performance. LumenLab was the second project; a
Singapore based innovation space that develops, prototypes and tests new
business models, actively seeking to disrupt and go beyond the status
quo. The center fosters a culture of innovation within MetLife in more
than 10 countries across the region and creates new businesses that
address Asian consumers’ needs in health, ageing, and wealth management.

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business
awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and
private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to
submit nominations. The 2016 IBAs received entries from more than 60
nations and territories. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for
“crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards
banquet at the Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Rome, Italy on 21

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

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie
Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The
International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business,
the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales &
Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000
nominations each year from organizations in more than 60 nations.
Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind
them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace
worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at


MetLife, Inc.
Ashia Razzaq, +852-2277-4172
Head of Business
Communications, Asia