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Genworth Forges Strategic Relationship with National LTC Network

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genworth Financial's Long Term Care (LTC) Insurance business today announced a strategic marketing relationship with the National LTC Network to sell Genworth's long term care products and services.

As part of this relationship, the National LTC Network will offer Genworth's long term care insurance products to both individuals and businesses. This will help expand Genworth's distribution of its long term care insurance products. As the industry leader in individual long term care insurance sales*, Genworth's brand recognition will help the National LTC Network in its efforts to expand both its carrier network and product portfolio. As a member of the National LTC Network, Genworth will support the Network's efforts to increase the quality of long term care education for consumers and agents.

The National LTC Network is a coalition of 25 long term care insurance distributors. According to National LTC Network data, combined long term care insurance sales of all Network members reached nearly $60 million last year.

"The Network was founded 14 years ago and is the country's oldest and largest organization of its kind specifically focusing on long term care insurance," said Louis Brownstone, chairman of the board of the National LTC Network. "Genworth is a proven leader in our industry and is known for its commitment to long term care insurance and its policy owners. We are excited about this marketing alliance with Genworth."

"These tight economic times bring an incredible opportunity for people to strengthen their economic security in retirement with long term care insurance," stated Bob Eckhart, Genworth's vice president of Long Term Care Sales. "Adding the National LTC Network to our list of distributors will help bring this message and Genworth's solution to thousands of additional households and business owners."

* - According to LIMRA 1Q 2008 Sales

About Genworth Financial

Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW) is a leading Fortune 500 global financial security company. Genworth has more than $100 billion in assets and employs approximately 6,000 people with a presence in more than 25 countries. Its products and services help meet the investment, protection, retirement and lifestyle needs of more than 15 million customers. Genworth operates through four segments: Retirement & Protection, US Mortgage Insurance, International and Investments. 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.

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