Entry into a Material Definitive

On September12, 2018, Brighthouse Financial, Inc. (Brighthouse Financial) entered into the Junior Subordinated Indenture, dated as of September12, 2018 (the Junior Subordinated Indenture), and the First Supplemental Indenture thereto, dated as of September 12, 2018 (the First Supplemental Indenture and, together with the Junior Subordinated Indenture, the Indenture), between Brighthouse Financial and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee. Pursuant to the Indenture, Brighthouse Financial issued and sold $375,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 6.250% Junior Subordinated Debentures due 2058 (the Junior Subordinated Debentures). In addition, Brighthouse Financial has granted the underwriters for the offering of the Junior Subordinated Debentures an option, exercisable for 30 day s from September5, 2018, to purchase up to an additional $56,250,000 aggregate principal amount of Junior Subordinated Debentures solely to cover over-allotments. The Junior Subordinated Debentures bear interest at a rate of 6.250% per year and will mature on September15, 2058.

The Junior Subordinated Debentures were offered and sold pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement (the Registration Statement) on Form

S-3,

File

No.333-227190.

The closing of the sale of the Junior Subordinated Debentures occurred on September12, 2018. The Junior Subordinated Indenture and First Supplemental Indenture (which includes a form of Junior Subordinated Debenture) are filed as Exhibits 4.1 and 4.2, respectively, hereto and are incorporated by reference herein. The foregoing descriptions of the Indenture do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of the Indenture.

Item2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an

Off-Balance

Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

The information contained in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form

8-K

is incorporated herein by reference.

Item8.01 Other Events.

In connection with the sale of the Junior Subordinated Debentures, Brighthouse Financial entered into an Underwriting Agreement with Morgan Stanley& Co. LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner& Smith Incorporated, UBS Securities LLC, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters named therein, which is filed as Exhibit 1.1 hereto. The opinions of Debevoise& Plimpton LLP, relating to (i)the validity of the Junior Subordinated Debentures and (ii)certain material U.S. federal income tax considerations in connection with the Junior Subordinated Debentures, are filed as Exhibits 5.1 and 8.1 hereto, respectively.

Item9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

The exhibits to this Current Report on Form

8-K

are incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement.

(d) Exhibits

ExhibitNo.

Description

1.1

Underwriting Agreement, dated September5, 2018, among Brighthouse Financial, Inc. and Morgan Stanley& Co. LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, UBS Securities LLC, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters named therein.

4.1

Junior Subordinated Indenture, dated as of September12, 2018, between Brighthouse Financial, Inc. and U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee.

4.2

First Supplemental Indenture, dated as of September12, 2018, between Brighthouse Financial, Inc. and U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee.

4.3

Form of Junior Subordinated Debenture (included in Exhibit A to Exhibit 4.2).

5.1

Opinion of Debevoise& Plimpton LLP.

8.1

Tax opinion of Debevoise& Plimpton LLP.

23.1

Consent of Debevoise& Plimpton LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1).

23.2

Consent of Debevoise& Plimpton LLP (included in Exhibit 8.1).

SIGNATURES

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.

BRIGHTHOUSE FINANCIAL, INC.

By:

/s/ D. Burt Arrington

Name: D. Burt Arrington

Title: Corporate Secretary

Date: September12, 2018

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