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Genworth Financial Names Philip Moeller Vice President Corporate Communications

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genworth Financial (NYSE: GNW) announced today that Philip Moeller has been named vice president of corporate communications.

Moeller will be responsible for developing and executing strategic communications plans for Genworth Financial as it continues to enhance its reputation and brand following its recent separation from former parent, the General Electric Company. Moeller will oversee Genworth's public relations, annual report, media relations, and visual communications functions and help leverage initiatives globally to ensure consistent and integrated communications messages and programs.

Moeller, 59, brings more than 30 years of experience as a financial journalist and entrepreneur to Genworth. He was business editor at The Baltimore Sun and The Louisville Courier-Journal, a reporter at The Chicago Sun-Times and The Charlotte Observer and, most recently was editor of the Hartford Business Journal. Moeller also has substantial business and insurance industry experience; he founded insure.com and built it into the leading insurance information site on the Web before selling the company in 2001.

"Phil brings a wealth of real-world experience to Genworth that will be invaluable as he works towards building a unified global Genworth communications strategy," said Jean Peters, senior vice president for investor relations and corporate communications. "His academic, business, journalism, and leadership credentials provide a unique combination of skills that position him well to take our corporate communications program to the next level."

Moeller holds a bachelor's degree in English from Princeton University and a masters of science in journalism from Northwestern University.

About Genworth Financial

Genworth Financial, Inc. (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, and has operations in 24 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

SOURCE Genworth Financial, Inc.

CONTACT: Tom Topinka of Genworth Financial, Inc., +1-804-662-2444, Thomas.topinka@genworth.com