SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 4, 2018 (May 29, 2018)
Brighthouse Financial, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
11225 North Community House Road
Charlotte, North Carolina
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (980) 365-7100
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Item 5.02||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.|
On June 4, 2018, Brighthouse Financial, Inc. (Brighthouse Financial or the Company) issued a news release announcing that Conor Murphy has been appointed as the Companys Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer effective as of June 5, 2018. Mr. Murphy will succeed Peter M. Carlson who will step down from the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer effective as of today, and officially retire from the Company on December 31, 2018. During the interim period, Mr. Carlson will act as a special advisor to Eric Steigerwalt, the Companys President and Chief Executive Officer. A copy of the news release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Mr. Murphy, age 49, joined Brighthouse Financial in September 2017 as Executive Vice President and Chief Product and Strategy Officer. Prior to joining Brighthouse Financial, Mr. Murphy was the chief financial officer for MetLife, Inc.s (MetLife) Latin America region, a position he held since 2012. Previously, he led MetLifes international strategic planning organization, responsible for global business strategy, including M&A in international markets. Mr. Murphys broad experience also includes being chief financial officer for MetLifes Europe, the Middle East and Africa region, MetLifes head of investor relations and chief financial officer of MetLifes Investments organization.
The Company will disclose any subsequent material arrangement in connection with Mr. Murphys appointment in an amendment to this Form 8-K.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|99.1||News release of Brighthouse Financial, Inc., dated June 4, 2018, announcing appointment of Conor Murphy as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|BRIGHTHOUSE FINANCIAL, INC.|
|By:||/s/ D. Burt Arrington|
|Name:||D. Burt Arrington|
Date: June 4, 2018
BRIGHTHOUSE FINANCIAL NAMES CONOR MURPHY EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Murphy succeeds Peter Carlson, who will retire at the end of 2018
Charlotte, NC JUNE 4, 2018 Brighthouse Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: BHF) today announced that Conor Murphy has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO) effective as of June 5, 2018. Murphy succeeds Peter Carlson, who will become a special advisor to Eric Steigerwalt, Brighthouse Financial president and chief executive officer, until Carlsons retirement at the end of 2018. As COO, Murphy will oversee the companys finance and operations functions, and will continue to lead its client solutions and strategy groups.
Conors deep industry and financial expertise, combined with his strong operational capabilities, make him ideally suited for this role, said Steigerwalt. Since joining Brighthouse Financial in 2017, Conor has been instrumental in defining our strategy, and executing on that strategy as we seek to create value for our advisors, their clients, and our shareholders.
Pete played a key role in the successful separation of Brighthouse Financial from MetLife and has helped us establish our strong foundation, continued Steigerwalt. We look forward to continuing to work with Pete in his new role until his retirement.
Murphy joined Brighthouse Financial in 2017 as executive vice president and chief product and strategy officer. Prior to joining Brighthouse Financial, Murphy was the chief financial officer (CFO) for MetLifes Latin America region. Murphys broad experience also includes the leadership of MetLifes international strategic planning organization, serving as the head of investor relations for MetLife, as CFO for MetLifes Europe, the Middle East and Africa region and as CFO for MetLifes Investments organization.
This news release and other oral or written statements that we make from time to time may contain information that includes or is based upon forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve
substantial risks and uncertainties. We have tried, wherever possible, to identify such statements using words such as anticipate, estimate, expect, project, may, will, could, intend, goal, target, forecast, objective, continue, aim, plan, believe and other words and terms of similar meaning, or are tied to future periods, in connection with a discussion of future operating or financial performance. In particular, these include, without limitation, statements relating to future actions, prospective services or products, future performance or results of current and anticipated services or products, sales efforts, expenses, the outcome of contingencies such as legal proceedings, trends in operating and financial results, as well as statements regarding the expected benefits of the separation from MetLife, Inc. and the recapitalization actions.
Any or all forward-looking statements may turn out to be wrong. They can be affected by inaccurate assumptions or by known or unknown risks and uncertainties. Many such factors will be important in determining the actual future results of Brighthouse Financial, Inc. (Brighthouse). These statements are based on current expectations and the current economic environment and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. These statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements due to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. Risks, uncertainties, and other factors that might cause such differences include the risks, uncertainties and other factors identified in Brighthouses most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K (the Annual Report on Form 10-K) filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC), in our subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, including in the sections thereof captioned Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements and Item 1A. Risk Factors, and in our subsequent Current Reports on Form 8-K. Brighthouse does not undertake any obligation to publicly correct or update any forward-looking statement if Brighthouse later becomes aware that such statement is not likely to be achieved. Please consult any further disclosures Brighthouse makes on related subjects in reports to the SEC.
About Brighthouse Financial, Inc.
Brighthouse Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: BHF) is a major provider of annuities and life insurance in the U.S. Established by MetLife, we are on a mission to help people achieve financial security. We specialize in products that play an essential role in helping people protect what theyve earned and ensure it lasts. Learn more at www.brighthousefinancial.com.