Genworth Financial


Genworth Financial

Infobox Company
company_name = Genworth Financial
company_
company_type = Public (NYSE|GNW)
foundation = May 2004
location = Richmond, Virginia
key_people = Michael D. Fraizer
key_people = Michael D. Fraizer Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
industry = financial services
products = annuities, combination products, investment services, life insurance, long term care insurance, medicare supplement insurance, mortgage insurance, and payment protection insurance
num_employees = ~7,000 (2006)
homepage = [http://www.genworth.com/ www.genworth.com]
footnotes =

Genworth Financial is an international financial services organization that offers a portfolio of primarily consumer-focused products through its various companies, including annuities, combination products, investment services, life insurance, long term care insurance, medicare supplement insurance, mortgage insurance, and payment protection insurance. Genworth Financial is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, and employs over 7,000 people in 25 different countries.

The company's stated goal: "Genworth Financial is dedicated to helping individuals and families achieve their goals in a world of shifting financial burdens."

Legal Entity Structure

*Genworth Life and Annuity Insurance Company (GLAIC) offering traditional term life insurance, term life insurance with return of premium features, universal life insurance, survivorship universal life insurance and single premium immediate annuities in all states except New York.
*Genworth Life Insurance Company (GLIC) offering traditional term life insurance, term life insurance with return of premium features, universal life insurance, long term care insurance, fixed annuities, variable annuities and single premium immediate annuities in all states except New York.
*Genworth Life Insurance Company of New York (GLICNY) offering traditional term life insurance, universal life insurance, fixed annuities and single premium immediate annuities in New York only.
*Genworth Mortgage Insurance Corporation offering mortgage insurance in all states except New York.
*Genworth Residential Mortgage Insurance Corporation of North Carolina offering mortgage insurance in New York.
*Continental Life Insurance Company of Brentwood, Tennessee, offering medicare supplement (Medigap) insurance.

Company Ratings

* [http://www.genworth.com/content/genworth/www_genworth_com/web/corporate/en/about_genworth/corp_company_ratings.html A.M. Best]
* [http://www.genworth.com/content/genworth/www_genworth_com/web/corporate/en/about_genworth/corp_company_ratings.html Standard & Poor's ]
* [http://www.genworth.com/content/genworth/www_genworth_com/web/corporate/en/about_genworth/corp_company_ratings.html Moody's]
* [http://www.genworth.com/content/genworth/www_genworth_com/web/corporate/en/about_genworth/corp_company_ratings.html Fitch]

History

2003
*November - GE announces its intention to pursue an initial public offering (IPO) of a new company named Genworth Financial, Incorporated. It will comprise most of its life and mortgage insurance operations. [http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=175970&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=634167&highlight=] 2004
*May - GE spins off Genworth Financial (formerly GE Financial) in the largest IPO of the year. The IPO tops the more publicized Google IPO that year. [http://www.ipohome.com/marketwatch/review/2004review.asp] Genworth debuts 145 million Class A shares at $19.50 a share, generating proceeds of $2.83 billion and is listed as the 14th largest IPO of all time. As part of the IPO plan, GE sells 30 percent of Genworth to the public with Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs serving as joint book-running managers. GE to divest itself over the next five years. [http://www.ipohome.com/marketwatch/iponews2.asp?article=2193]
*December - Genworth completes its sponsorship of the TV show "The Apprentice", hosted by Donald Trump. President and CEO Michael Frazier makes a surprise live appearance in the season finale and casts his vote for winning apprentice Kelly Perdew.2005
*March - GE sells a total of 80.5 million shares of Genworth Class A common stock in a secondary offering at a price to the public of $26.50 per share. GE receives net proceeds from the offering and the repurchase of approximately $2.6 billion. Concurrent with the offering, Genworth repurchases directly from GE $500 million of Genworth's Class B Common Stock. GE's ownership of Genworth falls to approximately 52% of Genworth's common stock.
*June - Chief Investment Officer William R. Wright resigns and Chief Risk Officer Mark W. Griffin named acting CIO. [http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=175970&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=721527&highlight=]
*September
**Genworth announces it will extend grace periods for life and long-term care premium payments and take other measures to assist customers and distributors in portions of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama that have been declared disaster areas by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as a result of devastation left by Hurricane Katrina. [http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=175970&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=752232&highlight=]
**GE agrees to sell a total of 80 million shares at a price to the public of $29.50 per share. GE also agrees to sell 21 million shares to Citigroup Global Markets Inc., an affiliate of which will issue securities exchangeable for Genworth Class A shares. GE grants over- allotment options to permit the underwriters of the common stock offering to purchase an additional 12 million shares and to permit Citigroup Global Markets Inc. to purchase an additional 3.15 million shares. GE's ownership drops to approximately 27 percent of Genworth's common stock. [http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=175970&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=759660&highlight=]
*October
**Mark W. Griffin named Chief Investment Officer. [http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=175970&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=767001&highlight=]
**Genworth acquires C.J.M. Planning Corporation. [http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=175970&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=772382&highlight=]
* December - GE agrees to sell a total of 38 million shares to Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, as the sole underwriter of the offering, at a price of $34.66 per share. GE grants an over-allotment option to permit the underwriter to purchase an additional 2.85 million shares. GE's ownership drops to approximately 18 percent of Genworth's common stock. [http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=175970&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=792137&highlight=] 2006
*January
**Samuel D. Marsico named senior vice president and Chief Risk Officer (CRO). [http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=175970&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=803529&highlight=]
**Genworth acquires AssetMark Investment Services, Inc. [http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=175970&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=919704&highlight=]
**Genworth changes the names of a select group of its underwriting companies to drop the GE name and incorporate the Genworth brand.
***General Electric Capital Assurance Company becomes Genworth Life Insurance Company
***GE Life and Annuity Assurance Company becomes Genworth Life and Annuity Insurance Company
***GE Capital Life Assurance Company of New York becomes Genworth Life Insurance Company of New York
*March - GE agrees to sell approximately 71 million shares of Class A Common Stock at a price to the public of $32.75 per share. Concurrently with the closing of the offering, Genworth also will repurchase 15 million shares of Genworth's Class B Common Stock directly from GE for $479 million. GE ceases to own any shares of Genworth's common stock. [http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=175970&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=825308&highlight=]
*May - Genworth acquires Continental Life Insurance Company of Brentwood, TN, a Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Insurance Provider. [http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=175970&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=806561&highlight=] Christopher M. Olson relieves Randall Baskin as President of Continental Life.
*June - Genworth announces it will be a lead sponsor of NBC's summer reality entertainment series "Treasure Hunters", in partnership with NBC Universal Television Studio, Madison Road Entertainment, Magical Elves and Imagine Television. [http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=175970&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=873412&highlight=]
*July - Genworth acquires Vero Lenders Mortgage Insurance Limited (Vero LMI), in Sydney, Australia. [http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=175970&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=878513&highlight=]
*August - Richard P. McKenney resigns his position as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to take a similar role at Sun Life Financial in Toronto, Canada. [http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=175970&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=898800&highlight=]
*December - Genworth receives the first authorization to incorporate a mortgage insurance company in Mexico. [http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=175970&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=939798&highlight=] 2007
*January
**Genworth merges the remaining original underwriting companies.
***First Colony Life Insurance Company merges into Genworth Life and Annuity Insurance Company
***Federal Home Life Insurance Company merges into Genworth Life and Annuity Insurance Company
***American Mayflower Life Insurance Company of New York merges into Genworth Life Insurance Company of New York [http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=175970&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=942675&highlight=]
**Genworth announces the reorganization of its businesses into three new operating segments: Retirement and Protection, International and U.S. Mortgage Insurance. The reorganization is intended to more directly align high-growth international, mortgage insurance and retirement and protection business opportunities. [http://phx.corporate-ir.net/seccapsule/seccapsule.asp?m=f&c=175970&fid=4788309&dc=]
**Genworth announces it will sell its employee benefits group (EBG) life and health business to Sun Life Financial Inc., for $650 million. [http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=175970&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=949478&highlight=]
*March
**Genworth publishes the [http://longtermcare.genworth.com/overview/cost_of_care.jsp#cost_of_care_by_state 2007 Cost of Long Term Care Study]

Awards & Recognition

2006
*Debut at #223 on the Fortune 5002007
*Ranked #9 in "Fortune" magazine's America's Most Admired Companies, Insurance: Life & Health category. [http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/mostadmired/2007/snapshots/11295.html]

*Genworth's 100+ Stories awarded the 2007 IAC 'Outstanding Microsite' Award. [http://www.advertisingcompetition.org/iac/winner.asp?eid=5185]
*Listed at #227 on the Fortune 500
*Ranked #318 in "Forbes" magazine's [http://www.forbes.com/lists/2007/18/biz_07forbes2000_The-Global-2000_Company.html Global 2000]

In The Community

Giving Back With Purpose

Through a holistic combination of volunteerism, collaborations with community partners, and charitable contributions, Genworth Financial supports efforts that enhance the quality of life in the communities where it maintains offices.

Genworth Foundation

Established in 2005, the [http://www.genworth.com/content/genworth/www_genworth_com/web/corporate/en/about_genworth/in_the_community/genworth_foundation.html Genworth Foundation] is dedicated to providing funds and volunteers, solving individual problems, and building stronger communities. The Foundation focuses its funding efforts to ensure the following community priorities are addressed: Supporting access to basic needs, enriching senior's lives, providing educational opportunities for at-risk youth.

Genworth Volunteers

[http://www.genworth.com/content/genworth/www_genworth_com/web/corporate/en/about_genworth/in_the_community/genworth_volunteers.html Genworth Volunteers] is a global organization made up of employees and retirees. It directly supports the philanthropic efforts of Genworth Financial and the Genworth Foundation.


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External links

* [http://www.genworth.com Genworth Financial - United States of America]
* [http://www.genworth.com.au Genworth Financial - Australia]
* [http://www.genworth.ca Genworth Financial - Canada]
* [http://www.genworth.de/ Genworth Financial - Deutschland]
* [http://www.genworth.com.es Genworth Financial - España]
* [http://www.genworth.it/ Genworth Financial - Italia]
* [http://www.genworth.jp/jp/index.html Genworth Financial - Japan]
* [http://www.genworth.com.mx Genworth Financial - México]
* [http://www.genworth.co.uk Genworth Financial - United Kingdom]
* [http://www.genworthfinancialsecurities.com Genworth Financial Securities]


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