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Genworth Financial Appoints Roger Levy SVP, Government Relations

Financial Services Expert and Washington Veteran to Lead Genworth's DC Efforts

RICHMOND, Va., May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Genworth Financial today announced the appointment of Roger Levy as senior vice president, Government Relations. Levy joins Genworth from the law firm DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary, where he was director of the Legislative Financial Services Group. Previously Levy directed federal government relations for Travelers Insurance Companies, and then Citigroup following the merger of the two companies. While at Citigroup he led the company's successful efforts to stimulate banking reform legislation that allowed banks, brokers and insurers to combine.

Levy will oversee Genworth's legislative agenda during another critical period. As a leader in providing products that help people protect their life styles, prepare for retirement and achieve homeownership, Genworth will play an expanded role in public policy discussions across these areas.

"The addition of Roger immediately gives us an even stronger voice in Washington," said Leon Roday, Genworth senior vice president and general counsel. "As we enter our second year as an independent company, Roger is exactly who we need -- a proven strategist, an effective advocate on a bi- partisan basis, and someone with a track record of getting things done."

Levy began his career in Washington on Capitol Hill, serving as special assistant to U.S. Senator James L. Buckley (R) of New York. During the course of more than 30 years in Washington, Levy has had played an integral role in most of the major legislative actions that have changed the financial services landscape. Levy will be based in Washington and lead a team of industry veterans.

Genworth Financial (NYSE: GNW) is a leading public insurance holding company, serving the lifestyle protection, retirement income, investment and mortgage insurance needs of more than 15 million customers in 22 countries, including the U.S., Canada, Australia, the U.K. and more than a dozen European countries. For more information, visit http://genworth.com.

SOURCE Genworth Financial

CONTACT: Mike Kachel of Genworth Financial, +1-804-662-2534, or mike.kachel@genworth.com