(Bloomberg) -- MetLife Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steven Kandarian, who last month announced the insurer’s first stock buyback since 2008, said it’s hard to commit to additional repurchases as he awaits clarity on U.S. capital oversight.

“We were cautious and remain cautious in terms of the capital management because of the uncertainty,” Kandarian told analysts today. “Returning capital to shareholders is a high priority for us. We have to do that consistent with a regulatory environment in which we find ourselves, and as we learn more about that we’ll have more to say.”

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