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Genworth Financial Reports Second Quarter 2005 Earnings 
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                                 Three months ended June 30th, (Unaudited)

                                    2005            2004           2004
                                                                 Pro Forma

                                        Per             Per             Per
                                      diluted         diluted         diluted
                               Total   Share   Total   Share   Total   Share
    (Amounts in millions,
     except per share)

    Net earnings                $285   $0.60    $268   $0.55    $259   $0.53

    Net operating earnings      $285   $0.60    $285   $0.58    $277   $0.57

    Weighted average diluted
     shares                    477.4           490.1           490.1

RICHMOND, Va., July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW) today reported net earnings for the second quarter of 2005 of $285 million, or $0.60 per diluted share. Net earnings for the second quarter of 2004 were $268 million, or $0.55 per diluted share.

Net operating earnings for the second quarter of 2005 were $285 million, or $0.60 per diluted share, compared to pro forma net operating earnings of $277 million or $0.57 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2004.

Pro forma net operating earnings in the second quarter of 2004 consists of pro forma net earnings excluding after-tax net realized investment gains of $4 million and a $22 million IPO-related tax charge.

Management believes that the presentation of net operating earnings enhances understanding and comparability of performance by highlighting underlying business activity and profitability drivers. However, net operating earnings should not be viewed as a substitute for net earnings prepared under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). In connection with the company's initial public offering (IPO) completed on May 28, 2004, the company effected a corporate reorganization that included a series of significant reinsurance, recapitalization and separation transactions. The company is presenting pro forma financial information for 2004 that reflects those transactions to enable a more meaningful comparison of its period-to-period results. (Please refer to the disclosure at the end of this release for a discussion of the basis on which financial information is presented in this release.)

Detailed Earnings Release and Conference Call Information

Genworth will issue a detailed earnings release containing full second quarter results and its financial supplement after the market closes on July 28, 2005. A conference call will be held on July 29 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (EDT) to discuss second quarter results and business outlook. This two-staged approach enables Genworth to release its detailed earnings results and financial supplement simultaneously, while also coordinating with the reporting requirements of its majority stockholder, General Electric.

Genworth's conference call will be accessible via telephone and the Internet. The detailed earnings release, first quarter financial supplement and conference call materials will be available on the company's website when released. Investors are encouraged to review all of these materials. To access the web cast, go to http://www.genworth.com at least 15 minutes prior to the event to register and download and install any necessary software. To access the call by telephone, please dial 1-800-599-9795 (U.S.) or 1-617-786-2905 (outside the U.S.) and enter the access code "Genworth" to register. A replay of the call will be available from 1 p.m. EDT on July 29 through August 5, 2005 by dialing 1-888-286-8010 in the U.S. or 1-617-801-6888 (outside the U.S.) and entering the access code 21797395. The call will also be replayed at the company's website during this same time period.

Basis of Financial Information

As part of a corporate reorganization effected in connection with the company's IPO, the company acquired substantially all of the assets and liabilities of GE Financial Assurance Holdings, Inc. (GEFAHI), an indirect subsidiary of GE. The company also acquired certain other insurance businesses that were owned by other GE subsidiaries but managed by members of the company's management team. In consideration for the assets that the company acquired and the liabilities that the company assumed, the company issued various equity and debt securities to GEFAHI.

The company has prepared its financial information as if the company had been in existence throughout all relevant periods. The financial information through the date of the corporate reorganization (May 24, 2004) includes all businesses that were owned by GEFAHI, including those that were not transferred to the company, as well as the other insurance businesses that the company acquired from other GE subsidiaries in connection with the corporate reorganization. As a result, the company's financial information for periods prior to the corporate reorganization is not comparable to financial information for periods ending after that date.

Prior to the completion of the IPO, the company entered into several significant reinsurance transactions with Union Fidelity Life Insurance Company (UFLIC), an indirect subsidiary of GE. As part of these transactions, the company ceded to UFLIC, effective as of January 1, 2004, policy obligations under all of its in-force structured settlement contracts, which had reserves of $12.0 billion, and substantially all of its in-force variable annuity contracts, which had general account reserves of $2.8 billion and separate account reserves of $7.9 billion, each as of December 31, 2003. These contracts represent substantially all of the company's contracts that were in force as of December 31, 2003 for these products. In addition, effective as of January 1, 2004, the company ceded to UFLIC policy obligations under a block of long-term care insurance policies, which had reserves of $1.5 billion as of December 31, 2003. As part of the reinsurance transactions, UFLIC ceded to the company in-force blocks of Medicare supplement insurance, which had reserves of $19 million.

The unaudited pro forma financial information for 2004 contained in this press release reflects the company's historical financial information as adjusted to give effect to the transactions described below and certain other transactions as if each had occurred as of January 1, 2004. The following transactions are reflected in the unaudited pro forma financial information:

  • the removal of certain businesses of GEFAHI that were not transferred to the company in connection with the corporate reorganization;
  • the reinsurance transactions with UFLIC;
  • the issuance of equity and debt securities to GEFAHI in exchange for the assets that the company acquired and the liabilities that the company assumed in connection with the corporate reorganization; and
  • the issuance and sale of $1.9 billion of senior notes and $500 million of commercial paper and the application of the proceeds there from.

The unaudited pro forma financial information is based upon available information and assumptions that the company believes are reasonable. The unaudited pro forma financial information is for illustrative and informational purposes only and is not intended to represent or be indicative of what the company's financial condition or results of operations would have been had the transactions described above occurred on the dates indicated, nor what they may be in the future.

Use of Non-GAAP Measures

This press release includes the non-GAAP financial measure entitled "net operating earnings." The company defines net operating earnings as net earnings from continuing operations, excluding after-tax net realized investment gains and losses (which can fluctuate significantly from period to period), changes in accounting principles and non-recurring, infrequent or unusual items. There were no non-recurring, infrequent or unusual items excluded from net operating earnings for the periods presented in this press release other than a $22 million IPO-related tax charge in the second quarter of 2004.

Management believes that analysis of net operating earnings enhances understanding and comparability of performance by highlighting underlying business activity and profitability drivers. However, net operating earnings should not be viewed as a substitute for GAAP net earnings. In addition, the company's definition of net operating earnings may differ from the definitions used by other companies. The table at the end of this press release provides a reconciliation of net earnings to net operating earnings (as defined above) for the three months ended June 30, 2005 and 2004 and to pro forma net operating earnings for the three months ended June 30, 2004.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains 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, including the following:

  • Risks relating to the company's businesses, including interest rate fluctuations, downturns and volatility in equity markets, defaults in portfolio securities, downgrades in the company's financial strength and credit ratings, unexpected changes in mortality and morbidity rates, accelerated amortization of deferred acquisition costs and present value of future profits, impairment of the value of goodwill, failure of demand for long-term care insurance to increase as expected, decreases in the volume of mortgage originations, increases in mortgage insurance cancellations, increases in the use of captive reinsurance in the mortgage insurance market, the influence of large mortgage lenders and investors, foreign exchange rate fluctuations, insufficiency of reserves, legal constraints on dividend distributions by subsidiaries, illiquid investments, competition, inability to attract or retain independent sales intermediaries and dedicated sales specialists, defaults by counterparties, regulatory restrictions on the company's operations, changes in applicable laws and regulations, legal or regulatory actions or investigations and increased regulatory scrutiny into some aspects of the company's operations, political or economic instability and the threat of terrorism; and

  • Risks relating to the company's separation from GE, including the loss of benefits associated with GE's brand and reputation, the company's need to establish the new Genworth brand identity quickly and effectively, the company's inability to present financial information in SEC filings that accurately represents the results the company would have achieved as a stand-alone company, the possibility that the company will not be able to replace services previously provided by GE on comparable terms, uncertainty of amounts and timing of payments that the company has agreed to make to GE under the company's Tax Matters Agreement and other matters relating to that agreement, potential conflicts of interest with GE and GE's engaging in the same type of business as the company does in the future.

The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward- looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

About Genworth Financial

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



                   RECONCILIATION TO NET OPERATING EARNINGS
                 (Amounts in millions, except per share data)
                                 (Unaudited)

                                                               Three months
                                                              ended June 30,
                                                             2005       2004

    Net earnings                                             $285       $268
    Net realized investment gains, net of taxes                 -         (5)
    Net tax expense related to initial public offering          -         22

    Net operating earnings                                   $285       $285

    Net earnings                                                        $268
    Excluded assets and liabilities(a)                                     6
    Reinsurance transactions(b)                                           (6)
    Capital structure and other(c)                                        (9)

    Pro forma net earnings                                               259
    Net realized investment gains, net of taxes                           (4)
    Net tax expense related to initial public offering                    22

    Pro forma net operating earnings                                    $277

    Net earnings per common share:
        Basic                                               $0.61      $0.55

        Diluted                                             $0.60      $0.55

    Net operating earnings per common share:
        Basic                                               $0.61      $0.58

        Diluted                                             $0.60      $0.58

    Pro forma net earnings per common share:
        Basic                                                          $0.53

        Diluted                                                        $0.53

    Pro forma net operating earnings per common share:
        Basic                                                          $0.57

        Diluted                                                        $0.57

    Weighted-average common shares outstanding:
        Basic                                               470.4      489.5

        Diluted                                             477.4      490.1


    See Notes to table below


    NOTES TO RECONCILIATION TO NET OPERATING EARNINGS

    (a) Reflects adjustments to exclude amounts included in the company's
        historical earnings relating to (1) certain businesses (formerly
        reported in the company's Affinity segment) and certain investment
        partnerships, which in each case were not transferred to the company,
        and (2) net realized investment (gains) losses and related tax benefit
        arising from sales of Affinity segment assets that were reflected in
        the company's Corporate and Other segment.

    (b) Reflects adjustments to record the effects of the reinsurance
        transactions the company entered into with, and the related
        contribution the company made to UFLIC, an indirect subsidiary of GE.
        As part of these transactions, the company ceded to UFLIC all of its
        in-force structured settlement contracts, substantially all of its in-
        force variable annuity contracts, and a block of long-term care
        insurance policies that it reinsured from Travelers in 2000, and it
        assumed from UFLIC a block of Medicare supplement insurance, all
        effective as of January 1, 2004.

        The unaudited pro forma earnings information for 2004 gives effect to
        the reinsurance transactions as if each had occurred as of January 1,
        2004 and excludes the effects of all ceded reinsured contracts that
        were issued before January 1, 2004. The company has continued to sell
        variable annuities and structured settlements after completion of the
        reinsurance transactions and is retaining that business for its own
        account, subject to third party reinsurance in the ordinary course of
        business. The company's pro forma statement of earnings for the three
        months ended June 30, 2004 excludes the impact of the entire block of
        long-term care insurance policies that the company ceded to UFLIC as
        the company did not issue any new policies for this block in 2004, and
        the company will not issue any in the future.

        Under the reinsurance transactions, the company receives an expense
        allowance to reimburse it for costs it incurs to service the reinsured
        blocks. Actual costs and expense allowance amounts will be determined
        by expense studies to be conducted periodically. The pro forma
        adjustments have been prepared assuming that actual costs incurred
        during the pro forma periods, as determined under the company's
        historical cost structure and allocation methods, were reimbursed by
        an expense allowance.

        Concurrently, with the reinsurance transactions, the company
        contributed $1.836 billion of capital to UFLIC, which primarily
        represented the excess statutory capital in the company's insurance
        subsidiaries after giving effect to the reinsurance transactions. As a
        significant portion of the assets transferred and contributed were not
        owned for the entire period, the pro forma adjustments to reduce net
        investment income and net realized investment gains were based upon a
        proportional allocation of investment income from the investment
        assets historically identified as (1) supporting the blocks of
        business reinsured for the reinsurance, and (2) representing surplus
        of subsidiaries providing assets that were contributed to UFLIC.

    (c) Reflects adjustments for changes in the company's capitalization to
        exclude the impact of commercial paper, short-term borrowings from GE
        Capital and derivatives that were not transferred to the company in
        connection with the corporate reorganization and to include the impact
        of the issuance of $600 million of the company's 6.00% Equity Units
        and $100 million of the company's 5.25% mandatory redeemable Series A
        Cumulative Preferred Stock, both of which were completed on May 28,
        2004, the issuance of 3, 5, 10 and 30 year notes totaling $1.9 billion
        which was completed June 15, 2004, and the issuance of $500 million of
        commercial paper which was completed June 14, 2004, as well as
        interest expense related to the accretion of the company's obligation
        to GE under the Tax Matters Agreement and the tax impacts resulting
        from these changes in the company's capitalization.

SOURCE Genworth Financial, Inc.

CONTACT: Investors: Jean Peters, +1-804-662-2693, jean.peters@genworth.com, or Alicia Charity, +1-804-662-2248, alicia.charity@genworth.com, or Media: Neal McGarity, +1-804-662-2534, Neal.mcgarity@genworth.com, all of Genworth Financial, Inc.