TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2020 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of Genworth MI Canada Inc. (the "Company") (TSX: MIC) today announced that it has declared a special dividend of $2.32 per common share, for an aggregate amount of approximately $200 million. This special dividend is to be paid on March 19, 2020, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 4, 2020.
"As we continue to work towards achieving our goal of operating closer to our MICAT target range of 160 to 165%, we are pleased to announce this special dividend. This is in line with our stated organic capital redeployment plans for this year and reflects the seasonality of transactional new insurance written" said Stuart Levings, President and CEO.
Genworth MI Canada Inc. designates any and all dividends paid or deemed for Canadian federal, provincial or territorial income tax purposes to be paid as "eligible dividends", unless indicated otherwise in respect of dividends paid subsequent to this notification, and hereby notifies all recipients of such dividends of this designation.
About Genworth MI Canada Inc.
Genworth MI Canada Inc. (TSX: MIC) through its subsidiary, Genworth Financial Mortgage Insurance Company Canada ("Genworth Canada"), is the largest private residential mortgage insurer in Canada. The Company provides mortgage default insurance to Canadian residential mortgage lenders, making homeownership more accessible to first-time homebuyers. Genworth Canada differentiates itself through customer service excellence, innovative processing technology and a robust risk management framework. For more than two decades, Genworth Canada has supported the housing market by providing thought leadership and a focus on the safety and soundness of the mortgage finance system. As at December 31, 2019, the Company had $6.8 billion total assets and $3.9 billion shareholders' equity. Find out more at www.genworth.ca.
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