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Frequently Asked Questions


  1. Why did I receive a Notice?
  2. How do I know if I am a Class Member?
  3. What are my options at this time?
  4. I have not received any notice. How do I make certain I am on the list of potential Class Members to receive further information about this matter?
  5. How do I remain a Class Member? Do I have to file a claim form?
  6. How do I request exclusion from the applicable Class?
  7. How do I update my address with the Notice Administrator?
  8. I have other questions, who can I contact?

 



  1. Why did I receive a Notice?

    A Notice was sent to you because you may be a Class Member in this Litigation. The Court authorized the Notice because you have a right to know about the pending class action lawsuit and about your options at this time. Your name and mailing address were provided to us by a bank, brokerage firm, financial institution, or transfer agent as a potential Class Member. The receipt of the Notice, however, should not be construed as a determination that you are a member of one or both of the Classes.

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  2. How do I know if I am a Class Member?

    If you purchased or otherwise acquired MetLife common stock in the Company’s August 3, 2010 Offering at $42.00 per share, or the March 4, 2011 Offering at $43.25 per share, or during the time period between February 9, 2011 and October 6, 2011, you are a Class Member, unless you are one of the excluded persons or entities identified in the definitions of the Classes.

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  3. What are my options at this time?

    At this time, Class Members are not required to take any action to remain in your applicable Class. If any benefits are eventually obtained for either or both of the Classes as a result of this lawsuit, eligible Class Members may be entitled to a payment.

    Class Members may choose to exclude themselves from their applicable Class(es). If you exclude yourself, you will not be entitled to a payment if any benefits are eventually obtained for the Classes. If you do not exclude yourself, you will be bound by any judgment in this Litigation, whether favorable or unfavorable. To remain a Class Member and eligible for a payment if any benefits are eventually obtained, you are not required to do anything at this time.

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  4. I have not received any notice. How do I make certain I am on the list of potential Class Members to receive further information about this matter?

    If you have not received a notice and would like to confirm that you are on the mailing list for any further information and mailings in this matter, please contact the Notice Administrator via email at classact@gilardi.com and request that a notice be sent to you at your current mailing address.

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  5. How do I remain a Class Member? Do I have to file a claim form?

    To remain a Class Member, you are not required to do anything at this time. You will be bound by any judgment in this Litigation, whether it is favorable or unfavorable, and additional proceedings may be necessary in order to demonstrate your right to any recovery. An additional notice will be sent and posted on this website if and when any such proceeding is required.

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  6. How do I request exclusion from the applicable Class?

    If you want to be excluded from the Classes, you may submit a request for exclusion. Your request for exclusion must be in writing (including your full name and address), and must be postmarked no later than September 16, 2019, and mailed to:

    MetLife Securities Litigation
    Notice Administrator
    c/o Gilardi & Co. LLC
    P.O. Box 404152
    Louisville, KY 40233-4152

    To be effective, your request for exclusion must be signed by you, state that you wish to be excluded, set forth your full name and address, identify the number of shares of MetLife common stock purchased or acquired in the August 3, 2010 Offering, the March 4, 2011 Offering, or during the Class Period and be postmarked no later than September 16, 2019. If you are signing on behalf of a Class Member (such as an estate, corporation or partnership), please indicate your full name and the basis of your authority. Facsimile and email requests for exclusion are not acceptable. Requests for exclusion that do not comply with the above requirements will be invalid, in which case you will not be excluded from the applicable Class(es).

    Class Members will not have another opportunity to exclude themselves or otherwise opt out of this Litigation. If you properly exclude yourself from the applicable Class, you will not be bound by any judgment in this Litigation, and you will also not be entitled to share in any recovery that may result from it. If you properly request exclusion, you may not be able to assert individual claims asserting securities law violations against Defendants, as such claims may be time-barred. It will be for you to decide whether to pursue any individual lawsuit, claim or remedy that you may have, at your own expense. You should seek legal advice to determine if your claims would be barred by the applicable statutes of limitation or repose.

    Do not request exclusion if you wish to be a Class Member in this Litigation.

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  7. How do I update my address with the Notice Administrator?

    If you have any corrections or changes of name or address, please send them via email to: classact@gilardi.com

    You may also send them in writing to:

    MetLife Securities Litigation
    Notice Administrator
    c/o Gilardi & Co. LLC
    P.O. Box 404152
    Louisville, KY 40233-4152

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  8. I have other questions, who can I contact?

    If you have any questions concerning the matter raised in this Notice, you may address them in writing to the address below or by telephone:

    Shawn A. Williams
    ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD LLP
    Post Montgomery Center
    One Montgomery Street, Suite 1800
    San Francisco, CA 94104
    Telephone: 800/449-4900

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