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Genworth Financial Receives National Excellence in Workplace Volunteer Programs Award from Points of Light Institute
Their Workplace Volunteer Programs Will Receive Awards at the 2008 National Conference on Volunteering and Service
RICHMOND, Va., June 10, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW) was recognized by the Points of Light Institute, the world's largest volunteer organization, with one of five national awards at its annual National Conference on Volunteering and Service in Atlanta, Georgia last week. The award was accepted by Michael Laming, senior vice president of human resources for Genworth.

The awards, now in their 15th year, honor a business' overall employee volunteer effort, including the actual service projects, program policies and corporate vision that support those volunteer activities.

Genworth was recognized for the volunteer work of its employees worldwide. Genworth's global community programs focus on helping children prepare for their futures, keeping families in their homes, and enriching seniors' lives. Last year, nearly 40 percent of Genworth employees volunteered -- logging more than 17,000 volunteer hours and completing close to 200 projects.

"This award was particularly gratifying in that Genworth Financial, the Genworth Foundation and our volunteer program have only been in existence a few years since our spin off from the General Electric Company in 2004," said Laming. "Without the commitment, passion and energy of our Genworth volunteers across the globe, Genworth would not have been able to makes such strides in making real differences in the lives of thousands of children, families and seniors."

Other award winners included: The Walt Disney Company, Booz Allen Hamilton, ChoicePoint, and Ben & Jerry's

About Genworth Financial

Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW) is a leading public Fortune 500 global financial security company. Genworth has $114 billion in assets and employs approximately 7,000 people in 25 countries. Its products and services help meet the investment, protection, retirement and lifestyle needs of over 15 million customers. Genworth operates through three segments: Retirement and Protection, International and U.S. Mortgage Insurance. Its products and services are offered through financial intermediaries, advisors, independent distributors and sales specialists. Genworth Financial, which traces its roots back to 1871, became a public company in 2004 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. For more information, visit http://www.genworth.com.

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