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For Immediate Release

July 20, 2007

Manulife Announces New Senior Appointments

Hong Kong — Manulife (International) Limited (MIL), a member of the Canadian-based leading financial services provider Manulife Financial (stock code: 0945), has announced the appointment of three senior executives, while Manulife Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited (MAMHK) has announced one senior appointment.

C. H. Cheng has been appointed Assistant Vice President, Sales, Employee Benefits, MIL, responsible for new sales and retention of provident funds, group life and health businesses. He also devises sales and retention strategies, leads and oversees the business portfolio management teams within the Employee Benefits operation, and takes an active role in supporting sales channels. Mr. Cheng brings with him some 20 years of experience in the areas of pensions and individual and group insurance, spanning functions in adminstration, customer service, sales management and business development. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Adminstration and is a Senior Associate of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance, a Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Marketing and also of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Roland Wong has been promoted to Assistant Vice President and Controller, Hong Kong, MIL, responsible for comprehensive financial reporting and analysis, establishing sound expense budgets and other financial targets, as well as developing effective financial controls for Manulife’s operation in Hong Kong. Mr. Wong has worked with Manulife for eight years. Prior to joining Manulife, he was with one of the Big Four audit firms, where he had started his career as an audit manager. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Hong Kong Baptist University and is a practising CPA in Hong Kong, as well as being a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Tess Yeung has been named Assistant Vice President of Business Development, Wealth Management, MIL, responsible for driving business development initiatives for the wealth mangement services of Hong Kong operations, as well as overseeing the distribution, marketing and customer service of the wealth management services. Ms Yeung joins Manulife with more than 18 years of experience in the banking industry. She was senior vice president of a leading bank in charge of its global payment and cash management operations for Asia Pacific, with a focus on cash management sales to financial institutions. She holds a Higher Diploma in Systems Analysis from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Isaac Lo has been appointed Executive Director, Fixed Income, MAMHK - International Investment Operations, responsible for managing the fixed-income investment activities in Hong Kong. In his new role, he will be a member of the team managing Manulife’s fixed-income portfolios, specifically enhancing those that are credit-related. Mr. Lo will also actively support the fixed-income investment team in the growing of third-party mandates. Mr. Lo was previously with the fund-management arm of a global insurance company, where he managed various general insurance and third-party fixed-income portfolios in US, Hong Kong and Australian currencies. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, and a Master of Science degree in Computational Finance, both from Carnegie Mellon University in the US.

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 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$426 billion (approximately HK$2,889.4 billion) as at March 31, 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 / Winnie Wun
Manulife (International) Limited
Tel: (852) 2202 1050 / 2510 3191
Fax: (852) 2234 6875
Email: helena_lee@manulife.com
          winnie_ch_wun@manulife.com