GENWORTH FINANCIAL INC false 0001276520 0001276520 2023-03-01 2023-03-01





Washington, D.C. 20549









March 1, 2023

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Delaware   001-32195   80-0873306

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6620 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA   23230
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(804) 281-6000

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Class A Common Stock, par value $.001 per share   GNW   NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)

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Item 5.02

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

As previously reported on February 6, 2023, Daniel J. Sheehan IV, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Genworth Financial, Inc. (the “Company”), has transitioned out of his role effective March 1, 2023. He will remain with the Company in an advisory role until March 31, 2023 in order to ensure a smooth transition.

Effective March 1, 2023, the Company appointed Jerome T. Upton as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer).

Mr. Upton, age 59, has served, since April 2022, as our Senior Vice President, Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Controller (Principal Accounting Officer). From June 2010 to April 2022, Mr. Upton served as a Vice President of the Company (during which time he also served as Deputy CFO from August 2020 to April 2022, as interim CFO of the Company’s U.S. Life Insurance segment from August 2019 to August 2020, as the Chief Financial and Operations Officer of the Company’s Global Mortgage Insurance businesses from May 2012 to August 2019, and Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the International mortgage insurance businesses of the Company from June 2010 to May 2012). Prior to joining the Company’s predecessor in 1998, Mr. Upton was with KPMG Peat Marwick, where he served in accounting positions of increasing authority before attaining the position of Senior Manager – Insurance. Prior thereto, Mr. Upton was the Controller and Director of Financial Reporting for Century American Insurance Company and obtained the status of Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Upton received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

In connection with his appointment as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer). Mr. Upton will receive an annual base salary of $600,000 and an annual incentive target of 125% of his base salary. Mr. Upton is eligible to participate in the Company’s Amended and Restated Senior Executive Severance Plan.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: March 1, 2023   GENWORTH FINANCIAL, INC.

/s/ Thomas J. McInerney

      Thomas J. McInerney
      President and Chief Executive Officer