HONG KONG, CHINA--(Marketwired - Nov 28, 2016) - As part of the MetLife BWF World Superseries sponsored by MetLife, Inc., the #1 US life insurer^, YONEX-SUNRISE Hong Kong Open 2016 came to a memorable close yesterday at the Hong Kong Coliseum, with Hong Kong's Ng Ka Long and Taiwan's Tai Tzu Ying emerging singles champions. Ng's victory saw Hong Kong's first-ever men's singles championship at this tournament since its inauguration in 1982. This year's tournament brought together over 300 players from 25 countries and regions.
The six-day tournament, which offers total prize money of USD400,000, is the Hong Kong stop of the BWF World Superseries. Inaugurated in 2007, the BWF World Superseries comprises 12 tournaments, attracting the top 32 world-ranked players in singles and doubles. With its title sponsorship of this spectacular international event since 2014, MetLife has shown continued dedication to fulfilling its corporate social responsibility by fostering a healthy community globally.
Mr. Lee Wood, Chief Executive Officer of MetLife Hong Kong, attended the finals yesterday. "MetLife and BWF have continued to partner across the world with the shared mission to enhance diversity and health and wellness," he said. "We are delighted to witness the historic success of the Hong Kong badminton team. By expanding our global partnership in Hong Kong, we hope to engage and encourage the community to build interest in sports and healthy living."
MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates ("MetLife"), is one of the largest life insurance companies in the world#. Founded in 1868, MetLife is a global provider of life insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management. Serving approximately 100 million customers, MetLife has operations in nearly 50 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information about MetLife Hong Kong*, visit www.metlife.com.hk.
^ Based on 2015 written premiums. Source: Axco Global Statistics 2016.
# Based on non-banking assets according to A.M. Best research 2012 data, Best's Review July 2014.
* MetLife Limited and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company of Hong Kong Limited (collectively "MetLife Hong Kong") are wholly-owned subsidiaries of MetLife, Inc. in Hong Kong and private companies limited by shares incorporated and registered under the applicable laws in Hong Kong. Both MetLife Limited and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company of Hong Kong Limited are authorized insurers carrying long term business in Hong Kong.