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The revision relates to a release of reinsurance reserves for Japanese
variable annuities following an internal review of reserving practices
for this block of business reported in the
For 2018, the reserve release is expected to free up capital and positively impact free cash flow.
Further disclosure can be found in the Management Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) section and other portions of MetLife’s 2017 Form 10-K, which is posted on the MetLife Investor Relations website (investor.metlife.com).
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