Genworth MI Canada completes completes substantial issuer bid, paid for estimated 6.2 million shares for C$26/share

Michelle Rivera

Michelle Rivera

Jul 1, 2011 – CNW

TORONTO , July 1, 2011 (press release) – Genworth MI Canada Inc. (the "Company") (TSX: MIC) announced today that it has taken up and paid for 6,153,846 common shares at a price of C$26.00 per common share under the Company's substantial issuer bid to repurchase up to C$160 million of its common shares. The shares purchased represent approximately 5.87% of the common shares currently outstanding. After giving effect to the repurchase, the outstanding number of shares is 98,641,835 (undiluted).

Shareholders had the opportunity under the terms of the bid to tender shares until 5:00 p.m. EDT on June 27th, through a Dutch auction process, at a price of their choice between C$26.00 and C$29.00. Alternatively, shareholders were entitled to make a proportionate tender that would have allowed them to maintain their proportionate share ownership.

The auction process was oversubscribed. As a result, shareholders who made an auction tender at a price of C$26.00 had approximately 88.39% of their shares purchased by the Company. However, under the terms of the bid, odd lots submitted at or below that price were purchased in their totality and adjustments were made to avoid creation of fractional shares. Shareholders who made a proportional tender had 5.87% of their shares purchased by the Company.

The ownership of the shares not purchased by the Company under the substantial issuer bid will not be affected by the transaction.

Payment and settlement will be effected by the Canadian Depository for Securities in accordance with its settlement procedures commencing on or about June 30, 2011.

Genworth Financial, Inc., via its wholly owned subsidiary, Brookfield Life Assurance Company Limited, the principal shareholder of the Company, participated in the issuer bid by making a proportionate tender. As a result, it continues to hold approximately 57.5% of the outstanding common shares of the Company following completion of the bid.

About Genworth MI Canada Inc.

Genworth MI Canada Inc., through its subsidiary, Genworth Financial Mortgage Insurance Company Canada, has been the leading Canadian private residential mortgage insurer since 1995. Known as Genworth Financial Canada, "The Homeownership Company," it provides default mortgage insurance to Canadian residential mortgage lenders that enables low down payment borrowers to own a home more affordably and stay in their homes during difficult financial times. Genworth Financial Canada combines technological and service excellence with risk management expertise to deliver innovation to the mortgage marketplace. As of March 31, 2011, Genworth Financial Canada had $5.4 billion in total assets and $2.6 billion in shareholders' equity. Based in Oakville, Ontario, Genworth Financial Canada employs approximately 265 people across Canada. Additional information about Genworth MI Canada Inc. is available at

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