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December 20, 2012
09:46 EDTGNWGenworth sees $80M benefit to Q4 GAAP net income from Canadian act
Genworth Financial's Canadian subsidiary, Genworth MI Canada, reported the anticipated financial impact, under International Financial Reporting Standards, from the implementation of the Protection of Residential Mortgage or Hypothecary Insurance Act, or PRMHIA, effective on January 1, 2013. PRMHIA establishes a legislative framework that replaces the current Government Guarantee Agreement. While there is no change in the level of the Government Guarantee to MIC under PRMHIA, it does eliminate the Government Guarantee Fund and related exit fees in favor of a higher regulatory capital target set by Canada's Minister of Finance. When PRMHIA is implemented, the elimination of the Government Guarantee Fund will increase MIC's regulatory capital available, which is expected to be predominately offset by an increase in its required capital. The implementation of this legislation is positive and will strengthen Genworth MI Canada's claim paying ability. Under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, or GAAP, Genworth Financial expects a benefit of approximately $80M in 4Q12 to its net income from the reversal of the accrued liability for exit fees associated with this change to the Government Guarantee Agreement. Genworth Financial's current year portion of the exit fee accrual for the business through September 30 was approximately $8M. There are no other significant impacts anticipated on GAAP results or U.S. statutory capital levels, Genworth said.
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July 22, 2015
05:21 EDTGNWGenworth enters into talks with AXA to sell lifestyle protection business
Genworth Financial (GNW) announces it has entered into exclusive negotiations with AXA S.A. (AXAHY) after receiving an irrevocable offer to purchase its lifestyle protection insurance business. The company expects to accept the offer and execute an associated purchase agreement upon completion of the French works council consultation process. The sale price is expected to be approximately $510M and the company will record an after-tax loss of approximately $310M in Q2 related to the expected sale and pension settlement costs. Net proceeds from the transaction, net of pension settlement costs and transaction related expenses, are estimated to be approximately $400M. Genworth plans to use these proceeds to advance compliance with the Private Mortgage Insurer Eligibility Requirements and to reduce debt levels. The sale is expected to close by the end of 2015 and is subject to other customary conditions, including requisite regulatory approvals.

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