Genworth Announces Temporary Suspension of Individual Long Term Care Insurance Sales in California

Genworth Announces Temporary Suspension of Individual Long Term Care Insurance
                             Sales in California

Plans to launch Privileged Choice® Flex upon approval

PR Newswire

RICHMOND, Va., March 6, 2013

RICHMOND, Va., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE:
GNW) today announced a suspension of sales of individual long term care
insurance products in California, California Choice and Choice Partnership,
effective March 21, 2013. California Choice and Choice Partnership
represented approximately 12% of Genworth's 2012 long term care insurance
sales.

"We continue to invest in developing and implementing smart, sustainable
products built for the future," said Pat Kelleher, President and CEO of
Genworth Life Insurance Company. "We believe the suspension of our individual
long term care products in California, pending approval of our new Privileged
Choice^® Flex product in California, is appropriate in light of the return
profiles on both the California Choice and Choice Partnership products. It is
important that the products we offer are priced to balance the needs of our
consumers with our desire to achieve long-term profitability."

Genworth has filed a new individual long term care insurance product,
Privileged Choice^® Flex in California which once approved, will replace
California Choice and Choice Partnership.  "We are working closely with the
California Department of Insurance to approve Privileged Choice^® Flex with
the goal of resuming sales in the near future," said Pat Kelleher. In
addition, Genworth plans to launch the new Privileged Choice^® Flex 2 product
in 31 states on April 15, 2013. These actions will have no impact on existing
policyholders.

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 genworth.com. From time to time,
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SOURCE Genworth Financial, Inc.

Website: http://www.genworth.com
Contact: Tom Topinka (U.S.), +1-804-662-2444, Thomas.Topinka@genworth.com