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Genworth Names Helmintoller CFO For Retirement Income Segment
Genworth Financial Names Kevin Helmintoller CFO For Its Retirement Income & Investments Segment

RICHMOND, Va.--July 13, 2004--Genworth Financial (NYSE: GNW) today announced the appointment of Kevin Helmintoller to the role of chief financial officer for its Retirement Income & Investments segment.

Helmintoller has a broad and extensive background in financial management and investor relations. He comes to Genworth after serving as vice president of Financial Management and Investor Relations for Metlife, Inc. Prior to Metlife, he held investor relations positions with Magellan Health Services, Inc. He has also held key finance and investor relations positions with AFLAC, Selective Insurance Group and Ernst &Whinney.

"We're very excited to have Kevin join our Genworth team," said Pam Schutz, president and chief executive officer of Genworth's Retirement Income & Investment segment. "As we embark on new challenges as an independent, public company, having someone with Kevin's deep industry knowledge and financial credentials just further deepens the strength of our team."

Genworth Financial's Retirement Income & Investments (RI&I) segment, based in Richmond, Virginia, helps families provide for their futures and achieve a reliable stream of retirement income. RI&I offers fixed, variable and income annuities; variable life insurance; asset management; and specialized products like guaranteed investment contracts, funding agreements and structured settlement. In 2003, Genworth was the leading provider of income annuities in the U.S., according to LIMRA International. The Genworth RI&I product suite supports distributors' financial planning models, and its strong distribution network includes more than 900 financial intermediaries and 2,200 accountants and advisors.

Genworth Financial is a leading insurance holding company, serving the lifestyle protection, retirement income, investment and mortgage insurance needs of more than 15 million customers, with operations in 20 countries, including the U.S., Canada, Australia, the U.K. and more than a dozen other European countries. For more information, visit www.genworth.com.

Contact Information:
Tim Benedict, 203-708-3123
tim.benedict@genworth.com