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For Immediate Release

November 29, 2007

John Hancock Funds Named a Top Financial Intermediary Web Site for 2007 by kasina

www.jhfunds.com praised for tools including “Proposal Builder”

Boston– John Hancock Funds has been named one of the Top 10 web sites for financial intermediaries for 2007 by kasina, a management consulting firm. Ranked in sixth place, John Hancock Funds (www.jhfunds.com) was cited for the simplicity and ease of use of its portfolio tools, including its “Proposal Builder” customized presentation tool for financial advisors. kasina reviewed 101 advisor web sites for its 9th annual rankings.

“Proposal Builder has been an immensely popular tool for advisors who work with John Hancock Funds in finding investment solutions for their clients,” said Keith F. Hartstein, President & CEO of John Hancock Funds. “We are pleased by the continued industry recognition of our web site, which reflects the creativity and hard work of our marketing team.”

Conrad Bakker, consultant at kasina, said: “While many of the winners will be familiar to long-time followers of our Top 10 list, a visiting advisor will find these web sites to have changed significantly, with new functions and information, higher levels of integration, and improved navigation.”

kasina’s recognition adds to the list of awards won this fall by John Hancock Funds. For the second year in a row, John Hancock Funds received the top overall communications award from the Mutual Fund Education Alliance (MFEA). In addition, its Proposal Builder web tool was singled out for “best use of technology” by the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX).

About John Hancock Funds
The Boston-based mutual fund business unit of John Hancock Financial Services, John Hancock Funds manages more than $59 billion in open-end funds, closed-end funds, private accounts, retirement plans and related party assets for individual and institutional investors at September 30, 2007. For more information, please visit www.jhfunds.com.

John Hancock Financial Services is a unit of Manulife Financial Corporation, a leading Canadian-based financial services group serving millions of customers in 19 countries and territories worldwide. Operating as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia, and primarily through John Hancock in the United States, the company offers clients a diverse range of financial protection products and wealth management services through its extensive network of employees, agents and distribution partners. Funds under management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were Cdn$399 billion (US$400.5 billion) at September 30, 2007. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as ‘MFC’ on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under ‘0945’ on the SEHK. Manulife Financial may be found on the Internet at www.manulife.com.

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Contact:
Beth McGoldrick
617-663-4751
bmcgoldrick@jhancock.com