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Genworth Financial Prices $400 Million Debt Offering

RICHMOND, Va., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW) today announced that it has priced a public offering of 10.5 year senior notes in an aggregate principal amount of $400 million and with an interest rate of 7.625 percent per year. Genworth intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes.

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Goldman, Sachs & Co. are joint book-running managers for this offering, which is expected to close on March 25, 2011. Interested parties may obtain a written prospectus relating to the senior notes offering from either of the following: Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attn: Prospectus Department, 100 Plaza One, Jersey City, NJ 07311, prospectusrequest@list.db.com, telephone: 800-503-4611 and Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attn: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com, telephone: 866-471-2526.

This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which the offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of that state.

About Genworth Financial

Genworth Financial, Inc. is a leading Fortune 500 global financial security company. Genworth Financial employs approximately 6,500 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 Financial 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.

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. Forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as "expects," "intends," "anticipates," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "will" or words of similar meaning and include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the outlook for the company's future business and financial performance. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and assumptions, which are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. Actual outcomes and results may differ materially due to global political, economic, business, competitive, market, regulatory and other factors and risks. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

SOURCE Genworth Financial, Inc.