On June 17, 2011, Metropolitan Life Global Funding I completed an underwritten private placement of $325 million principal amount of floating rate notes due 2014 secured by a funding agreement issued by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. The notes were issued under Metropolitan Life Global Funding I's $25 billion Global Notes Issuance Program and have been listed on the Irish Stock Exchange.
The joint leads and bookrunners for the private placement were CIBC World Markets Inc., Scotia Capital Inc. and TD Securities Inc., with RBC Dominion Securities Inc. acting as co-manager.
Metropolitan Life was represented in-house by Kathryn Watson, Counsel, and by Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP with a team that consisted of John Schwolsky, Vladimir Nicenko, Benjamin Nixon and Jennifer Tait.
The underwriters were represented in Canada by Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP with a team that consisted of Conrad Druzeta, Anthony Spadaro and Benjamin Sormonte (corporate and securities) and Neal Armstrong (tax) and in the United States by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP with a team led by Susan Sutherland and including Lake Polan and Anthony Kohtio (financial institutions).