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April 7th, 2008

Genworth Financial Customer Data Theft

Genworth Life Insurance Company (”GLIC”) are noticing their clients of a breach of security involving New Hampshire residents. The theft of computer equipment that occurred during a burglary of the offices of International Brokerage Dallas (”IBD”), a Texas-based independent insurance agency. IBD is an independent insurance agency that has contracted to sell GLAIC’s and GLIC’s insurance products.

An investihation of a break on February 16, 2008 reveals a stolen computer equipment. This equipment contained information needed to process insurance applications, including, among other data, clients names, addresses and Social Security Numbers. When clients applied for insurance coverage, their application was submitted through independent insurance agency in question who was authorized to sell Genworth insurance products.

Because there can be no assurance that efforts to access the data on the computer will not be made, GLAIC will be notifying these individuals of the breach.

The authorities have advised that the nature of the burglary and the items taken suggest that the break-in was intended to obtain electronic office equipment rather than data itself. They are providing a free one-year subscription to a credit-monitoring product. The number provided for clients for questions or assistance is 888-325-7473.

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