BHF Brighthouse Financial

Filed: 1 Apr 21, 4:19pm

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): April 1, 2021 (March 29, 2021)
Brighthouse Financial, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer Identification No.)
11225 North Community House Road, Charlotte, North Carolina28277
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (980) 365-7100

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per shareBHFThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Depositary Shares, each representing a 1/1,000th interest in a share of 6.600% Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series ABHFAPThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Depositary Shares, each representing a 1/1,000th interest in a share of 6.750% Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series BBHFAOThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Depositary Shares, each representing a 1/1,000th interest in a share of 5.375% Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series CBHFANThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
6.250% Junior Subordinated Debentures due 2058BHFALThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On March 29, 2021, Margaret M. McCarthy, a member of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Brighthouse Financial, Inc. (the “Company”), informed the Board that she will not stand for reelection to the Board at the Company’s 2021 annual meeting of stockholders (the “2021 Annual Meeting”), which the Company intends to hold on June 10, 2021. Ms. McCarthy’s decision not to stand for reelection is not due to any disagreement with the Company. Ms. McCarthy will continue to serve as a director until the expiration of her current term at the 2021 Annual Meeting. The Board has reduced the number of directors which constitutes the Board to eight, effective as of the expiration of Ms. McCarthy’s term.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits
Exhibit No.Description
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

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.
By:/s/ D. Burt Arrington
Name:D. Burt Arrington
Title:Corporate Secretary

Date: April 1, 2021