METLIFE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT NAMES ADAM RUGGIERO HEAD OF CLIENT SOLUTIONS & PRODUCT SPECIALIST GROUP, REAL ESTATE

MetLife Investment Management (MIM), MetLife Inc.’s (NYSE: MET) institutional asset management business, today announced that Adam Ruggiero will lead a newly created client solutions and product specialist team within real estate.

In this role, Ruggiero will serve as the real estate product expert partnering with MIM’s Institutional Client Group (ICG). He will work closely with MIM’s consultants, clients and prospects to develop new investment product offerings and further extend MIM’s existing real estate capabilities.

Ruggiero joined MIM’s real estate research and strategy group in 2015. During his tenure at MIM, Ruggiero was responsible for research and strategy across MIM’s real estate debt and equity platforms. Previously global head of real estate research and strategy, Ruggiero assumes this new role effective immediately.

Will Pattison has been appointed global head of real estate research and strategy at MIM. Pattison, who also joined MIM’s real estate research and strategy group in 2015, has played a key role in extending MIM’s research, risk management and portfolio strategy efforts. Pattison will be responsible for research and strategy development in support of MIM’s real estate equity and debt platforms. He has almost 15 years’ experience in institutional real estate valuation, research and portfolio management.

Robert Merck, senior managing director and global head of real estate and agriculture, said: “Our real estate clients, partners and consultants continue to see attractive investment opportunities in the commercial real estate markets, both in real estate equity and commercial mortgages. Adam’s appointment as lead of our new client solutions and product specialist team, and Will’s new role as global head of real estate research and strategy, will ensure we remain well placed to deliver the insights and the investment opportunities that our clients are seeking.”

About MetLife Investment Management

MetLife Investment Management, MetLife, Inc.’s institutional asset management business, is a global fixed income and real estate manager providing differentiated investment solutions to institutional investors worldwide. MetLife Investment Management provides institutional investors including corporate and government pension plans, insurance companies and other financial institutions with long-term public and private investment and financing solutions. MetLife Investment Management leverages a disciplined credit research and underwriting process to provide institutional investors with asset origination and acquisition opportunities and proprietary risk management analytics across public fixed income strategies, private placements, and commercial real estate debt and equity investing, among others. For more information, visit https://investments.metlife.com.

About MetLife

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.metlife.com.

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