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Genworth Bringing Agassi, Graf, Blake and Davenport to Richmond for Tennis Spectacular

Star-studded Matches to Benefit Nine Local Charities

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW) announced that tennis legends Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf will return to Richmond for the second annual Genworth Children's Advantage Classic also featuring superstars James Blake and Lindsay Davenport. The December 8, 2006 exhibition will benefit at-risk youth in the Richmond community. One hundred percent of all sponsorship and ticket proceeds go directly to the charities.

Andre Agassi announced his retirement from tennis this year after a long and remarkable career spanning 20 years and 60 titles including eight Grand Slam titles. Agassi is one of only five men in history to win all four grand slam tennis tournaments. Graf is a member of the Tennis Hall of Fame and winner of 22 grand slam titles and 107 singles titles. James Blake has had a heroic career that has created national headlines. He is currently ranked #8 in the world, and has supported and participated in a variety of programs for at-risk youth similar to those that the Children's Advantage Classic will benefit in Richmond. With more than 50 singles titles, Lindsay Davenport has been one of the top women's champions for more than 13 years.

Nine Richmond area charities will share proceeds from the event, expected to top $500,000. The charities, which all serve at-risk youth in the Richmond community include Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Club, Comfort Zone Camp, FRIENDS Association for Children, Stop Child Abuse Now, William Byrd Community House, and YMCA.

"Having Andre and Steffi back in Richmond to help at-risk children makes our job raising funds for nine deserving charities that much easier," said Michael D. Fraizer, Chairman and CEO of Genworth Financial. "Andre and Steffi are both dedicated to helping children through the Andre Agassi Foundation, having raised tens of millions of dollars to support underprivileged, abused and at-risk children in their hometown of Las Vegas. We are proud to have them be part of this great event."

"Steffi and I had a great experience playing in the Genworth Children's Advantage Classic last year," said Agassi. "We are excited to be back to help these nine Richmond-area charities improve the lives and opportunities for so many children."

The Genworth Children's Advantage Classic, which sold out last year, will be held at the Alltel Pavilion in the VCU Stuart C. Siegel Center. Ticket prices range from $35-$125 and went on sale to the general public on September 12. Tickets are available through the VCU box office and all Ticketmaster outlets.

About Genworth Financial

Genworth's work in the community includes a strong focus on the education of our youth, care for the elderly, and providing daily living assistance for those in need. The Genworth Children's Advantage program is one of the ways the company, through its different partnerships, benefits youth.

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 24 countries, including the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and 17 other European countries. For more information, visit

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