March 6, 2015

Firm advises MetLife, Inc. in offer and sale of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 3.000% Senior Notes due 2025 and $1 billion aggregate principal amount of its 4.050% Senior Notes due 2045. 

Willkie recently represented MetLife, Inc. in connection with its offerings of $500 million 3.000% Senior Notes due 2025 and $1 billion 4.050% Senior Notes due 2045.  Barclays Capital Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and UBS Securities LLC served as joint book-runners for the offerings. MetLife, Inc. is a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs, serving 90 million customers. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

The deal was handled by partners John Schwolsky and Benjamin Nixon and associates Zelda Ferguson and Adam Remo.  Partner Christopher Peters and associate Meredith Levy provided tax advice.