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Genworth Announces Filing for Savings and Loan Holding Company Status

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genworth Financial (NYSE: GNW) announces it has filed a savings and loan holding company application with the Office of Thrift Supervision with respect to the acquisition of InterBank fsb of Maple Grove, Minnesota. Genworth and InterBank have reached an agreement in principle, subject to negotiation of a definitive agreement. Genworth also filed an application for the U.S. Treasury Department's Capital Purchase Program (CPP) under the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).

Both of these applications are subject to regulatory approval.

About Genworth Financial

Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW) is a leading public Fortune 500 global financial security company. Genworth has more than $100 billion in assets and employs approximately 7,000 people with a presence in more than 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 genworth.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to our plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements contained in this release that are not historical facts as well as statements identified by words such as expects, anticipates, intends, plans, believes, seeks, estimates, or words of similar meaning. These statements are based on our current beliefs or expectations and are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and changes in circumstances, many of which are beyond our control. Actual results may differ materially from these expectations due to changes in global political, economic, business, competitive, market and regulatory factors.

SOURCE Genworth Financial, Inc.
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