RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW) ("Genworth") today announced that it has filed a definitive proxy statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and will commence mailing to stockholders of record the definitive proxy materials in connection with the previously announced transaction with China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co., Ltd. ("China Oceanwide").
The special meeting of Genworth stockholders will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The meeting will be held at The Westin Richmond, 6631 West Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23230. All stockholders of record of Genworth's Class A common stock as of the close of business on January 17, 2017, which is the record date for the special meeting, will be entitled to vote their shares at the special meeting.
The Genworth Board of Directors unanimously recommends that Genworth stockholders vote "FOR" the proposal to adopt the merger agreement. The approval of the proposal to adopt the merger agreement requires the affirmative vote of holders of a majority of the outstanding shares of Genworth Class A common stock entitled to vote on such matter. Pursuant to the terms of the merger agreement, if approved, upon completion of the merger, each outstanding share of Genworth common stock immediately prior to the effective time of the merger (other than those owned by dissenting stockholders who timely and properly demand appraisal under Delaware law) would be converted into the right to receive $5.43 per share, in cash, without interest and less any applicable withholding taxes.
Genworth and China Oceanwide continue to expect the transaction to close by mid-2017, subject to certain closing conditions under the terms of the merger agreement, including receipt of required approvals by Genworth's stockholders and by regulators in the U.S., China, and other international markets, and other closing conditions.
About Genworth Financial
Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW) is a Fortune 500 insurance holding company committed to helping families achieve the dream of homeownership and address the financial challenges of aging through its leadership positions in mortgage insurance and long term care insurance. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Genworth traces its roots back to 1871 and became a public company in 2004. For more information, visit genworth.com.
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About China Oceanwide
China Oceanwide is a privately held, family owned international financial holding group founded by Mr. Lu Zhiqiang. Headquartered in Beijing, China, China Oceanwide's well-established and diversified businesses include operations in financial services, energy, culture and media, and real estate assets globally, including in the United States.
China Oceanwide is the controlling shareholder of the Shenzhen-listed Oceanwide Holdings Co., Ltd. and Minsheng Holdings Co. Ltd.; the Hong Kong-listed China Oceanwide Holdings Limited; the privately-held Minsheng Securities, Minsheng Trust, and Asia Pacific Property & Casualty Insurance; and it is the single largest shareholder of Australia-listed CuDECO Ltd. China Oceanwide also is a minority investor in Shanghai-listed China Minsheng Bank and Hong Kong-listed Legend Holdings. In the United States, China Oceanwide has real estate investments in New York, California, and Hawaii. Businesses controlled by China Oceanwide have more than 10,000 employees globally.
Important Information For Investors and Stockholders
This communication may be deemed to be a solicitation material in respect of the transaction. Today, Genworth filed the definitive proxy statement with the SEC in connection with the solicitation of proxies for a special meeting to be held on March 7, 2017 (the "Proxy Statement"). The Proxy Statement and a proxy card are in the process of being mailed to each stockholder entitled to vote at the meeting. Genworth stockholders are urged to read the Proxy Statement (including any and all amendments and supplements thereto) and all other relevant documents which Genworth will file with the SEC when they become available, because they will contain important information about the proposed transaction and related matters. Stockholders will also be able to obtain copies of the Proxy Statement, without charge, when available, at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov or by contacting the investor relations department of Genworth at the following:
Participants in the Solicitation
Genworth and its directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies of Genworth's stockholders in connection with the proposed transaction. Genworth's stockholders may obtain, without charge, more detailed information regarding such interested participants in the Proxy Statement, Genworth's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 26, 2016, any Statements of Changes in Beneficial Ownership on Form 4 of such participants, filed with the SEC, and certain other documents to be filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed transaction
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This communication includes certain statements that may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as "expects," "intends," "anticipates," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "will" or words of similar meaning and include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the outlook for the company's future business and financial performance. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and assumptions, which are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. Actual outcomes and results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements and factors that may cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties related to: (i) the risk that the transaction may not be completed in a timely manner or at all, which may adversely affect Genworth's business and the price of Genworth's common stock; (ii) the ability of the parties to obtain stockholder and regulatory approvals, or the possibility that they may delay the transaction or that materially burdensome or adverse regulatory conditions may be imposed in connection with any such regulatory approvals; (iii) the risk that a condition to closing of the transaction may not be satisfied; (iv) potential legal proceedings that may be instituted against Genworth following announcement of the transaction; (v) the risk that the proposed transaction disrupts Genworth's current plans and operations as a result of the announcement and consummation of the transaction; (vi) potential adverse reactions or changes to Genworth's business relationships with clients, employees, suppliers or other parties or other business uncertainties resulting from the announcement of the transaction or during the pendency of the transaction, including but not limited to such changes that could affect Genworth's financial performance; (vii) certain restrictions during the pendency of the transaction that may impact Genworth's ability to pursue certain business opportunities or strategic transactions; (viii) continued availability of capital and financing to Genworth before the consummation of the transaction; (ix) further rating agency actions and downgrades in Genworth's financial strength ratings; (x) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (xi) Genworth's ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the transaction; (xii) the amount of the costs, fees, expenses and other charges related to the transaction; (xiii) the risks related to diverting management's attention from the Company's ongoing business operations; (xiv) the impact of changes in interest rates and political instability; and (xv) other risks and uncertainties described in the Proxy Statement, Genworth's Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the SEC on February 26, 2016 and as updated in Genworth's Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on November 8, 2016. Unlisted factors may present significant additional obstacles to the realization of forward-looking statements. Consequences of material differences in results as compared with those anticipated in the forward-looking statements could include, among other things, business disruption, operational problems, financial loss, legal liability to third parties and similar risks, any of which could have a material adverse effect on Genworth's consolidated financial condition, results of operations, credit rating or liquidity. Accordingly, forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Genworth's views as of any subsequent date, and Genworth does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they were made, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.
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