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C O R R E C T I O N -- Genworth Financial Discloses Benefit From Tax Legislative Changes

In the news release, Genworth Financial (NYSE: GNW) Discloses Benefit From Tax Legislative Changes, issued Nov. 12, 2009 by Genworth Financial, Inc. over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the first paragraph, fourth sentence, should read "On a statutory basis, a significant portion of this recovery will benefit the U.S. Mortgage Insurance business, and is expected to decrease the regulatory Risk To Capital ratio by 0.5 to 1.0 points by year end 2009." rather than " ... to increase the regulatory Risk To Capital ratio," as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows:

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW) today disclosed that, based on recently enacted legislation, it expects to recover approximately $85 million in Federal income tax refunds, considering results through the third quarter of 2009. The exact amount of the recovery will be determined by results for the remainder of this year, with any statutory tax benefit being recorded in the fourth quarter of 2009. This legislation expands the carryback period for certain net operating losses to five years from two years. On a statutory basis, a significant portion of this recovery will benefit the U.S. Mortgage Insurance business, and is expected to decrease the regulatory Risk To Capital ratio by 0.5 to 1.0 points by year end 2009.

These legislative changes are not expected to have any profit or loss impact for U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles purposes.

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 three segments: Retirement & Protection, U.S. Mortgage Insurance and International. 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. From time to time Genworth releases important information via postings on its corporate website. Accordingly, investors and other interested parties are encouraged to enroll to receive automatic email alerts and Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds regarding new postings. Enrollment information is found under the "Investors" section of Genworth.com.

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SOURCE Genworth Financial, Inc.

Investors, Lisa Turner, +1-804-662-2613, investorinfo@genworth.com; Media, Tom Topinka, +1-804-662-2444, thomas.topinka@genworth.com