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Genworth Closes the Sale of Its Tax and Accounting Advisor Unit to Cetera Financial Group

RICHMOND, Va., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW) announces it has closed the sale of Genworth Financial Investment Services, its tax and accounting financial advisor unit, on April 2, 2012 to Cetera Financial Group, Inc.  Proceeds from the transaction will be used for general corporate purposes. 

Gurinder Ahluwalia, president and chief executive of Genworth Financial Wealth Management said, "We thank the team at Genworth Financial Investment Services and the advisors who help clients achieve their life goals.  We look forward to serving them as wealth management clients now that they are part of Cetera Financial Group."

About Genworth Financial
Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW) is a leading Fortune 500 insurance holding company dedicated to helping people secure their financial lives, families and futures. Genworth has leadership positions in offerings that assist consumers in protecting themselves, investing for the future and planning for retirement -- including life insurance, long term care insurance, financial protection coverages, and independent advisor-based wealth management -- and mortgage insurance that helps consumers achieve home ownership while assisting lenders in managing their risk and capital.

Genworth has approximately 6,400 employees and operates through three divisions: Insurance and Wealth Management, which includes U.S. Life Insurance, Wealth Management, and International Protection segments; Mortgage Insurance, which includes U.S. and International Mortgage Insurance segments; and the Corporate and Runoff division. Its products and services are offered through financial intermediaries, advisors, independent distributors and sales specialists. Genworth Financial, Inc., 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 Financial, Inc. 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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