NU Online News Service, May 19, 2003, 5:10 p.m. EDT – MetLife Inc., New York, has announced three executive changes related to financial oversight.

The company has promoted Eric Steigerwalt to chief financial officer for individual business, from senior vice president in charge of expense management and agency compensation for the company’s individual business segment.

The company also has promoted Catherine Richmond to chief financial officer for institutional business, from vice president and chief financial officer for group insurance products.

J. Kevin Helmintoller, head of investor relations, will change positions and become head of expense management for the U.S. insurance and financial services businesses.

Steigerwalt, Richmond and Helmintoller will all report to Stanley Talbi, chief financial officer for MetLife’s U.S. insurance and financial services businesses.

Meanwhile, MetLife will promote John Nadel to head of investor relations, from assistant vice president of investor relations, to fill the gap created by Helmintoller’s reassignment.