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|Includes: ALL, AYR, HD, M, MetLife, Inc. (MET)

 MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) announced today a definitive agreement to acquire one of American International Group, Inc.’s (NYSE:AIG) international subsidiaries, American Life Insurance Company (ALICO), for approximately $15.5 billion. The consideration will consist of $6.8 billion in cash and approximately $8.7 billion in MetLife equity securities

he acquisition of ALICO, one of the world’s largest and most diversified international life insurance companies, accelerates MetLife’s global growth strategy.
MetLife, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance, employee benefits, and financial services in the United States, Latin America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and India. 
Aircastle Limited (NYSE: AYR) reported adjusted net income of $0.27 per diluted common share compared with same period last year $0.59. analysts average $0.30. AYR misses by $0.03.
Fourth quarter total revenues were $135.8 million, a decrease of $22.0 million from the fourth quarter 2008. 
Aircastle Limited, through its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, lease, and sale of high-utility commercial jet aircraft to passenger and cargo airlines worldwide.
The board of directors of Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M) declared a regular quarterly dividend of 5 cents per share on Macy's common stock, payable April 1, 2010, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 15, 2010.
Macy's, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates department stores in the United States.
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) declared a quarterly dividend of 20 cents on each outstanding share of the Corporation's common stock, payable in cash on April 1, 2010 to stockholders of record at the close of business on March 12, 2010.
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer.
The Home Depot (NYSE: HD) board of directors declared a 5 percent increase in its quarterly cash dividend to 23.625 cents per share. The dividend is payable on March 25, 2010, to shareholders of record on the close of business on March 11, 2010. This is the 92nd consecutive quarter the Company has paid a cash dividend.
The Home Depot, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a home improvement retailer company. 
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