RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Genworth Financial, Inc., (NYSE: GNW) today announced that Genworth Holdings, Inc. (“Holdings”), a directly wholly-owned subsidiary of Genworth Financial, Inc., successfully completed a consent solicitation from bondholders representing a majority in principal amount of its Senior Notes due 2034 (the “2034 Notes”) to amend the Replacement Capital Covenant, dated as of November 14, 2006 (the “RCC Amendment”) which permits Holdings to make certain repayments, redemptions or repurchases of its Fixed-to-Floating Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2066 (the “2066 Notes”). In connection with this transaction, Holdings repurchased $13.5 million principal amount of its 2034 Notes at prices negotiated with the noteholders below par value.
“This transaction provides Genworth with greater financial flexibility to optimally allocate capital,” said Jerome Upton, Executive Vice President and CFO. “While we have announced that our primary use of capital is returns to shareholders through our share repurchase program and investments in our CareScout business, Genworth has a successful track record of paying down debt, which we will seek to do opportunistically when it is accretive to shareholder value.”
The RCC Amendment permits the repayment, redemption or repurchase of 2066 Notes such that for each $1,000 principal amount of 2034 Notes repaid, redeemed or repurchased by Holdings on or after October 23, 2023 (including the $13.5 million principal amount just repurchased), Holdings may repay, redeem or repurchase $2,000 principal amount of 2066 Notes. The RCC Amendment does not modify in any respect the 2034 Notes or the indenture governing the 2034 Notes.
About Genworth Financial
Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW) is a Fortune 500 company focused on empowering families to navigate the aging journey with confidence, now and in the future. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Genworth provides guidance, products, and services that help people understand their caregiving options and fund their long-term care needs. Genworth is also the parent company of publicly traded Enact Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACT), a leading U.S. mortgage insurance provider. For more information on Genworth, visit genworth.com, and for more information on Enact Holdings, Inc. visit enactmi.com.
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