March 7 Metlife Inc
* Metlife confirms first quarter 2017 preferred stock dividend
* Metlife -confirmed previously announced declaration of q1 2017 dividend of $0.25 per share on floating rate non-cumulative preferred stock, series a Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
UPDATE 1-Italy winds up Veneto banks, deal could cost up to 17 bln euros
MILAN/ROME, June 25 Italy began winding up two stricken Veneto-based banks on Sunday in a deal that will see their good assets transferred to Intesa Sanpaolo and could cost the state up to 17 billion euros ($19 billion).