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For Immediate Release

September 14, 2007

Manulife Financial President and CEO presents “Caring and Professional” Award to top advisor in Hong Kong

Hong Kong— The President and Chief Executive Officer of Manulife Financial, Dominic D’Alessandro, was in town this week. He met with the winners of the Company’s “Caring and Professional” Award at a special gathering, where he gave an inspiring speech to them. Mr. D’Alessandro, accompanied by Michael Huddart, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Hong Kong, Manulife (International) Limited, presented the “Caring and Professional” Award to the top winner, Francis Li, acknowledging her professionalism and caring spirit shown to her customers.

Manulife’s “Caring and Professional” Award is the first of its kind in the local insurance industry. It was instituted by Manulife to promote and recognise service excellence and caring customer interaction demonstrated by its insurance/financial advisors. A panel of judges, formed by distinguished member of the Executive and Legislative Council of the Hong Kong SAR government, leaders in the insurance industry, non-government organisations and academia, selected the winners based on Manulife’s agency core values: “passion”, “professionalism”, “performance”, “pride” and “persistency” (the five “Ps”).

About Manulife (International) Limited
Manulife (International) Limited is a member of the Manulife Financial group of companies. 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 through its extensive network of employees, agents and distribution partners. Funds under management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were Cdn$410 billion (approximately HK$3,016.4 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.

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For more information please contact:
Helena Lee / Lily Chan
Manulife (International) Limited
Tel: (852) 2202 1050 / 2510 3191
Fax: (852) 2234 6875
Email: helena_lee@manulife.com
          lily_wk_chan@manulife.com