8-K 1 d162766d8k.htm 8-K 8-K

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): March 21, 2016

 

 

METLIFE, INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   1-15787   13-4075851
(State or Other Jurisdiction   (Commission   (IRS Employer
of Incorporation)   File Number)   Identification No.)

200 Park Avenue, New York,

New York

    10166-0188
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)     (Zip Code)

212-578-9500

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

N/A (Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

 

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Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

On March 21, 2016, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of MetLife, Inc. (the “Company”) adopted amendments to the Company’s By-Laws (as so amended, the “By-Laws”) to grant stockholders the right to call a special meeting. Sections 1.02, 1.07, 1.09, 1.10 and 5.05 have been amended to permit stockholders representing ownership of 25% or more of the Company’s outstanding shares of common stock to call a special meeting of the stockholders, provided that the stockholder(s) satisfy the requirements specified in the By-Laws, and to make certain other changes related to the conduct of such a special meeting. Prior to this amendment, the By-Laws had specifically denied stockholders of the right to call a special meeting.

The foregoing description of the By-Laws is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the By-Laws, which are filed as Exhibit 3.1 hereto in redline form showing the amendments described above, and as Exhibit 3.2 hereto in unmarked form, and are incorporated herein by reference.

 

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Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

3.1      Amended and Restated By-Laws of MetLife, Inc., effective March 21, 2016, redlined for amendments effective March 21, 2016.
3.2      Amended and Restated By-Laws of MetLife, Inc., effective March 21, 2016.

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

   

METLIFE, INC.

    By:   /s/ Timothy J. Ring
      Name: Timothy J. Ring
      Title: Senior Vice President and Secretary

Date: March 24, 2016

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

EXHIBIT     

NUMBER

  

EXHIBIT

3.1      Amended and Restated By-Laws of MetLife, Inc., effective March 21, 2016, redlined for amendments effective March 21, 2016.
3.2      Amended and Restated By-Laws of MetLife, Inc., effective March 21, 2016.

 

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