CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Brighthouse Financial, Inc. (Brighthouse Financial) (NASDAQ: BHF) today announced that the separation from MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) was completed on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, and Brighthouse Financial is now an independent, publicly traded company on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol “BHF.”
Brighthouse Financial is a major U.S. provider of annuity and life insurance solutions with $219 billion of total assets and over 2.7 million annuity contracts and life insurance policies in-force. Through its relationships with more than 400 distribution partners, Brighthouse Financial aims to help people achieve financial security by offering annuity and life insurance solutions that can play an essential role in a financial plan.
To mark the completion of the separation and the first day of trading, Brighthouse Financial President and CEO Eric Steigerwalt; the Brighthouse Financial leadership team; the Brighthouse Financial Board of Directors; and MetLife Chairman, President and CEO Steve Kandarian will ring the Opening Bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square in New York City on Aug. 7, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. EDT. Steigerwalt and Brighthouse Financial associates also plan to ring the Nasdaq Closing Bell on Aug. 7, 2017, at 4 p.m. EDT from the Brighthouse Financial headquarters in Charlotte, NC. The broadcasts of the Opening and Closing Bell ceremonies can be viewed live at https://livestream.com/nasdaq/live.
“We are thrilled that Brighthouse Financial has reached this milestone, and thank all of our associates at Brighthouse Financial for their hard work and dedication as we move forward,” Eric Steigerwalt said. “As a financially strong, independent company, we believe Brighthouse Financial is well positioned to deliver simpler, more transparent annuity and life insurance solutions that are valuable to our distribution partners, the clients they serve, and our shareholders.”
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About Brighthouse Financial
Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ: BHF) is a major provider of annuities and life insurance in the U.S. with over 2.7 million annuity contracts and insurance policies in-force. Established by MetLife, our mission is to help people achieve financial security by offering essential annuity and life insurance solutions designed to protect what they have earned and help ensure it lasts. Learn more at www.brighthousefinancial.com.