Form 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549









March 27, 2018

Date of Report

(Date of earliest event reported)






(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-32195   80-0873306

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation or organization)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

6620 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA   23230
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(804) 281-6000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

As previously reported, on October 21, 2016, Genworth Financial, Inc. (the “Company”), Asia Pacific Global Capital Co., Ltd., a limited liability company incorporated in the People’s Republic of China (“Parent”), and Asia Pacific Global Capital USA Corporation, a Delaware corporation and an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Parent (“Merger Sub”), entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”), pursuant to which, subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein, the Company will be acquired by Parent through a merger effected under Delaware law. The Merger Agreement provides that, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions, Merger Sub will merge with and into the Company (the “Merger”). As a result of the Merger, Merger Sub will cease to exist and the Company will survive as an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Parent.

On March 27, 2018, the Company, Parent and Merger Sub entered into a Fourth Waiver and Agreement (the “Waiver Agreement”) pursuant to which the Company and Parent each agreed to waive until July 1, 2018 its right to terminate the Merger Agreement and abandon the Merger due to a failure of the Merger to have been consummated on or before April 1, 2018.

In addition, under the Waiver Agreement, the Company and Parent acknowledged that the Merger Agreement may be terminated, and the Merger abandoned, at any time prior to July 1, 2018 by the board of directors of either the Company or Parent, if the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) notifies the Company, Parent and Merger Sub that it has completed its review of the Merger and the mitigation proposals presented by the parties, and intends to recommend that the President of the United States act to suspend or prohibit the Merger or any of the other transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement.

Further, pursuant to the Waiver Agreement, each of Parent and Merger Sub, on the one hand, and the Company, on the other hand, acknowledges that as of March 27, 2018, there has been no breach of the Merger Agreement on the part of the other party and irrevocably waives any claim against such other party based upon or arising out of any actual or alleged breach of any representation, warranty, covenant or agreement set forth in the Merger Agreement based upon the facts or circumstances existing or occurring on or prior to March 27, 2018.

The foregoing description of the Waiver Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Waiver Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 2.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.


Item 8.01 Other Events.

On March 27, 2018, the Company issued a press release (the “Press Release”) announcing the execution of the Waiver Agreement. The Press Release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.


  2.1    Fourth Waiver and Agreement, dated as of March 27, 2018, among the Company, Parent and Merger Sub
99.1    Press Release issued by the Company, dated March 27, 2018

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 parties’ inability to find suitable mitigation options to address CFIUS’s interest and obtain regulatory approvals, or the possibility that regulatory approvals may further delay the transaction or will not be received prior to July 1, 2018 (and either or both of the parties may not be willing to further waive their End Date termination rights beyond July 1, 2018) or that materially burdensome or adverse regulatory conditions may be imposed in connection with any such regulatory approvals, including any mitigation approaches that may be necessary to obtain CFIUS approval (including those conditions that either or both of the parties may be unwilling to accept); (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 Genworth’s ongoing business operations; (xiv) the impact of changes in interest rates and political instability; and (xv) other risks and uncertainties described in the Definitive Proxy Statement, filed with the SEC on January 25, 2017, and Genworth’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the SEC on February 28, 2018. 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.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: March 27, 2018     GENWORTH FINANCIAL, INC.

/s/ Ward E. Bobitz

      Ward E. Bobitz
      Executive Vice President and General Counsel