Genworth Financial Wealth Management Names New CTO

              Genworth Financial Wealth Management Names New CTO

New Leader to Focus on Client Experience

PR Newswire

PLEASANT HILL, Calif., Jan. 10, 2013

PLEASANT HILL, Calif., Jan.10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Genworth Financial Wealth
Management (GFWM), a subsidiary of Genworth Financial (NYSE: GNW), has hired
James Hanna as Chief Technology Officer and member of the Senior Leadership

Hanna brings 25 years of senior technology leadership to the role in which he
will be responsible for continuing to build a world-class client experience
for financial advisors using the Genworth Wealth Management platform.
"Technology is such an important foundation for everything we do to help
advisors build great businesses and serve their clients," said Gurinder
Ahluwalia, President and CEO of the firm."The CTO role is critical for us so
we can assure continuous momentum in technology innovation."

As an example, the firm introduced improved client reporting capabilities,
including On Demand Reports, at the end of last year to provide financial
advisors using its platform a more seamless experience for client review

His new role will support the firm in continuing on an innovation path to
deliver solutions and functionality that help advisors and their clients.
Hanna reports to Carrie Hansen, SVP, Chief Operations Officer and President,
Mutual Funds for Genworth Wealth Management.

Hanna joins Genworth Wealth Management from Bank of the West, where he was
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer since 2005. Prior to
Bank of the West, he held positions at Fidelity Information Services and
Alltel Information Services. He holds a BS in Business Administration,
Information Systems from The Ohio State University. 

"James is a dedicated technology executive,a strong strategicbusiness
partner, and focused leader of teams and talent," said Hansen."He is a
welcome addition to our senior leadership team."

About Genworth Financial Wealth Management, Inc.

Genworth Financial Wealth Management, Inc. helps independent financial
advisors build great businesses by providing comprehensive support across
every phase of their operation. GFWM offers a sophisticated investment
management platform, robust client relationship tools and support, and
innovative practice management programs that combine leading-edge industry
research with real-world expertise and experience. A wholly owned subsidiary
of Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW), GFWM has approximately $20 billion in
assets on its platform and helps more than 6,000 advisors meet their clients'
wealth management and investment needs. For more information, visit

About Genworth Financial

Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW) is a leading Fortune 500 insurance
holding company dedicated to helping people secure their financial lives,
families and futures. Genworth has leadership positions in offerings that
assist consumers in protecting themselves, investing for the future and
planning for retirement -- including life insurance, long term care insurance,
financial protection coverages, and independent advisor-based wealth
management -- and mortgage insurance that helps consumers achieve home
ownership while assisting lenders in managing their risk and capital.

Genworth has approximately 6,300 employees and operates through three
divisions: Insurance and Wealth Management, which includes U.S. Life
Insurance, Wealth Management and International Protection segments; Global
Mortgage Insurance, which includes U.S. and International Mortgage Insurance
segments; and the Corporate and Runoff division. Its products and services are
offered through financial intermediaries, advisors, independent distributors
and sales specialists. Genworth Financial, Inc., which traces its roots back
to 1871, became a public company in 2004 and is headquartered in Richmond,
Virginia. For more information, visit From time to time,
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SOURCE Genworth Financial, Inc.

Contact: Annette Bronkesh, Bronkesh & Associates, +1-973-778-8648
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