BRIGHTHOUSE FINANCIAL DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION FOR TRUST BENEFICIARIES
In connection with the separation of Brighthouse Financial, Inc. from MetLife, Inc., common shareholders received a distribution of one share of Brighthouse Financial, Inc. common stock for every 11 shares of MetLife, Inc. common stock they owned as of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on July 19, 2017. MetLife, Inc. common shareholders who sold their MetLife, Inc. shares in the “regular-way” market after that date, but before and through the August 4, 2017 date that Brighthouse Financial, Inc. common stock was distributed, sold their entitlement to receive Brighthouse Financial, Inc. common stock in the distribution. Shareholders of MetLife, Inc. who owned less than 11 shares of common stock, or others who would otherwise have received fractional shares, received cash.
The transfer agent issued any whole number of shares electronically to you by way of direct registration in book-entry form under the Direct Registration System (DRS). The transfer agent keeps a record of your shares of Brighthouse Financial, Inc. common stock on Brighthouse Financial, Inc.'s record of owners. You may access information regarding your DRS account holding the shares at Computershare Trust Company, N.A. using the following website www.computershare.com/brighthouse or via Brighthouse Financial, Inc.'s transfer agent’s interactive voice response system at (888) 670-4771.
If you were entitled to receive whole shares of Brighthouse Financial, Inc. common stock in the distribution, promptly after the August 4, 2017 distribution date, the distribution agent will mail to you a DRS account statement. The DRS account statement will indicate the number of whole shares that has been registered in book-entry form under the DRS in your name, and will be accompanied by a check for any cash in lieu of any fractional shares you would otherwise have been entitled to receive.
This distribution did NOT affect your participation in the MetLife Policyholder Trust. You were NOT REQUIRED to take any action in order to receive shares of Brighthouse Financial, Inc. in the distribution.
For additional information regarding the distribution, you may reference:
- Notice of Internet Availability of Information Statement Materials
- Letters from MetLife, Inc. and Brighthouse Financial, Inc. CEOs
- Information Statement
- Form 8937 Cost Basis Information
- Brighthouse Financial Distribution Information for Trust Beneficiaries
- Shareholders’ Frequently Asked Questions & Answers
NOTICE TO TRUST BENEFICIARIES OF THE METLIFE POLICYHOLDER TRUST OF THE RIGHT TO WITHDRAW FROM THE TRUST