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For Immediate Release

September 27, 2007

Appointment of New Senior Management at Manulife Life Insurance Company

Tokyo - Please be advised that Manulife Life Insurance Company (“Manulife Japan”) appointed Mr. Mitsuru Ohki to Corporate Officer & Vice-President in charge of Legal & Compliance, effective as of September 1, 2007.

Mr. Ohki started his career at a reputable Japanese company, where he had accumulated a successful career in the legal and strategic planning areas. Just prior to joining Manulife Japan, he held the office of Representative Director & Executive Vice-President in charge of Legal & Strategic Planning at Nortel Networks Japan.

Mr. Ohki, as Corporate Officer & VP in charge of Legal & Compliance, will take the lead in promoting our efforts in the Legal & Compliance area to further strengthen and enhance compliance at Manulife Japan.

Effective as of September 1, 2007

New Title

Old Title

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 Corporate Officer & Vice-President (VP), Legal & Compliance

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 Mitsuru Ohki

About Manulife
Manulife Life Insurance Company (“Manulife Japan”), a member company of the Manulife Financial group, holds the highest level "AAA" financial strength rating from Standard & Poor’s, one of the world’s most reliable credit rating agencies (as of the end of August 2007).

Manulife Financial is 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$410 billion (US$386 billion) as at June 30, 2007.

Manulife Financial Corporation trades as ‘MFC’ on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under ‘0945’ on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the Internet at www.manulife.com.  Manulife Japan can be found on the Internet at www.manulife.co.jp.

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For information related to this press release please contact:
Manulife Life Insurance Company
Saeko Yoshioka
Communications Department
Tel: 042-442-7180