RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Genworth Holdings, Inc., a direct subsidiary of Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW), today announced that it has priced a public offering of senior notes due 2024 in an aggregate principal amount of $400 million with an interest rate of 4.800 percent per year. The notes will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed on an unsecured and unsubordinated basis by Genworth Financial, Inc. We currently expect to use the net proceeds from this offering (to the extent needed) to make a capital contribution to one or more of our U.S. mortgage insurance subsidiaries to satisfy all or a part of the higher capital requirements expected to be imposed by government-owned and government-sponsored enterprises as a part of the anticipated revisions to their eligibility standards for qualifying mortgage insurers. To the extent all of the proceeds are not required for the expected uses, or we otherwise decide not to use them for those purposes, the net proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes. Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC are joint book-running managers for this offering. Interested parties may obtain a written prospectus relating to the senior notes offering from the following: Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attention: Prospectus Department, Harborside Financial Center, 100 Plaza One, Floor 2, Jersey City, NJ 07311-3988, by calling 800-503-4611 or by emailing email@example.com; Goldman, Sachs & Co., 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, by calling 866-471-2526 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org; and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, 383 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10179, Attention: Investment Grade Syndicate Desk, 3rd Floor or by calling collect at 1-212-834-4533. This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which the offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of that state.