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Genworth Financial Names Melissa Skottegaard Global Community Relations Leader

Will Spearhead Corporate Philanthropy and Employee Volunteer Programs

RICHMOND, Va., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genworth Financial announced today the appointment of Melissa Skottegaard to lead Genworth Financial's Global Community Relations program.

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In this role, Skottegaard will guide Genworth corporate philanthropy and employee volunteer efforts. While Genworth's primary community relation's focus will be Richmond and Virginia, Skottegaard will be responsible for developing a strategic approach to Genworth Financial community programs across the company's operations in 22 countries worldwide.

Prior to this role, Skottegaard managed communications for Genworth's Retirement Income and Investments segment located in Richmond. She joined the company in its Denver office in 2000.

Prior to Genworth, Skottegaard, spent more than 10 years managing fundraising and grant writing for a variety of non-profit organizations serving homeless families, mentally ill, and at-risk children in Denver, Colorado.

Skottegaard earned a BA from the University of Colorado and a Masters from the University of Denver.

About Genworth Financial

Genworth Financial (NYSE: GNW) 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. Genworth is the leading provider of long-term care insurance in the United States. For more information, visit http://www.genworth.com.

SOURCE Genworth Financial

CONTACT: Community Relations inquires, +1-804-281-6061 or Media, Tom Topinka, +1-804-662-2444, Thomas.topinka@genworth.com, of Genworth Financial