GE has priced a secondary offering of stock in Genworth Financial, the spinoff that includes GE's mortgage insurance business.A total of 85,000 shares of Genworth class A common stock are being sold in the secondary offering at a price of $26.50 per share. The underwriters do not have an overallotment option. Concurrently, Genworth will repurchase directly from GE approximately 19.4 million shares of Genworth's class B common stock for $500 million. GE, as the selling stockholder, will receive net proceeds of approximately $2.6 billion and after the transactions will own approximately 52% of Genworth's common stock. GE chairman and chief executive Jeff Immelt termed the offering an "important next step in the reduction of our investment in insurance." GE said that, subject to market conditions, it expects to continue reducing its investment over the next two years as Genworth transitions to full independence.

Subscribe Now

Authoritative analysis and perspective for every segment of the mortgage industry

30-Day Free Trial

Authoritative analysis and perspective for every segment of the mortgage industry