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Genworth announces election of new independent board member

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Staff writer | Richmond, Va., USA | September 13, 2013
Genworth FinancialSeptember 13, 2013, Richmond, Va., USA - Genworth Financial, Inc., an insurance holding company, announces that it has elected Melina E. Higgins to serve as a new independent director.
Ms. Higgins retired from a nearly 20-year career at The Goldman Sachs Group in 2010, having been named a managing director in 2001 and a partner in 2002. During her tenure at Goldman, she served as head of the Americas and co-chairperson of the Investment Advisory Committee for the GS Mezzanine Partners funds.

She also served as a member of the Investment Committee for the Principal Investment Area, which oversaw and approved global private equity and private debt investments. Ms. Higgins has served as an independent director of Mylan, Inc. since February 2013.

Ms. Higgins holds a B.A. in Economics and Spanish from Colgate University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.