Genworth Financial Receives Ratings Upgrade from Moody’s
RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW) today announced the second ratings upgrade since its fourth quarter earnings results as Moody's Investors Service (Moody's) upgraded the Genworth Holdings, Inc. backed senior unsecured debt rating to Ba1 from Ba2, signifying a one-notch upgrade. The outlook for the rating remains stable.
“We are pleased with this upgrade from Moody’s, as it further underscores our progress in improving Genworth’s financial position,” said Tom McInerney, Genworth President and CEO. “We remain committed to investing in our growth initiatives and returning capital to our shareholders.”
The Insurer Financial Strength ratings of Genworth’s life insurance subsidiaries, which include Genworth Life Insurance Company, Genworth Life Insurance Company of New York and Genworth Life and Annuity Insurance Company, were unaffected by this ratings action.
Additional information regarding the upgrade can be found in the rating action issued by Moody’s this week.
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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Released March 1, 2023