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Genworth Financial Presents Strategic Supplier Award for 2006 to Ansafone Communications

Annual Program Also Honors Pitney Bowes Management Services, Technical Services Group (TSG), Document Sciences and RR Donnelly

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW) recently awarded its second annual Strategic Supplier of the Year Award to Ansafone Communications of Santa Ana, CA.

"The purpose of our program is to foster and reward innovation, continuous improvement and cost performance," said Sena Kwawu, vice president, global sourcing. "During our eight-year relationship with Ansafone, they have performed at consistently high service levels. Their interactions with Genworth policyholders are efficient but caring, and help differentiate the Genworth brand every day."

"Ansafone is tremendously pleased to be given this prestigious award," said Randy Harmat, Ansafone president and chief executive officer. "To be chosen from the many esteemed strategic suppliers providing a service to Genworth is a great honor. Like Genworth, Ansafone has been committed to providing top-notch customer service for more than 35 years."

Genworth hosted more than 80 representatives from 36 strategic suppliers at a best practice sharing session, focused on globalization and innovation.

"Supplier relationships continue to evolve, and in today's highly competitive world, both buyers and sellers need long-term collaborative relationships in order to compete and grow," Kwawu explained. "The Genworth Strategic Supplier Partnership Initiative provides a great alternative to the often shortsighted pursuit of near-term price savings and frequent re-bidding and instead focuses our energy on continuous improvement and long-term cost performance actions and strategies. The goal is that both parties become the partners of choice for each other."

The awards are based on Genworth's four core values of performance, ingenuity, clarity and heart. In addition to the overall award, four other suppliers won awards in each core value:

Performance: Document Sciences, Carlsbad, CA -- a global provider of innovative print software solutions

Ingenuity: Pitney Bowes Management Services, Stamford, CT -- a leading provider of incoming and outgoing mail services along with facilities and administration support

Clarity: Technical Services Group (TSG), Lynchburg, VA -- a family run business providing inventory management support

Heart: RR Donnelly, Charlotte, NC -- Providing web-based, print on demand, fulfillment and inventory management.

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