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For Immediate Release

July 18, 2007

Manulife Celebrates 22nd Anniversary with Prestigious Recognitions

Customers and Communities in Major Cities join in the celebrations

Jakarta – PT Asuransi Jiwa Manulife Indonesia (Manulife Indonesia) today celebrates its 22nd Anniversary. This year’s anniversary also celebrates the company’s fantastic results, recognized by prestigious awards from a host of well-respected institutions. In June 2007, Manulife Indonesia won Insurance Award 2007 as the Best Life Insurance Company in the class of companies with equity in excess of IDR 250 billion fromMedia Asuransimagazine. In the same month, the company was listed in the Top 3 Life Insurance Companies in 2007 byInvestormagazine. And this July, Manulife Indonesia’s successes were further underlined by an “Excellent” designation fromInfoBankmagazine in its 2007 insurance rating.

“Our 2006 net income, which grew more than 300 percent from the previous year and the series of recognitions awarded to us have reinforced our established position in Indonesia. Our customers can put their confidence in us that we are here to stay and we are committed to bringing customers’ financial dreams to life,” said David Beynon, Manulife Indonesia’s President Director.

Customers are also invited to join in the celebrations as Manulife is holding Customer Days and social activities in several cities throughout Indonesia. Customers who visit Manulife Indonesia’s branch offices in Jakarta, Bandung, Semarang, Surabaya and Medan can win exclusive Olympic souvenirs to celebrate Manulife’s role as the Official Life Insurance Partner of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Meanwhile, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility program, Manulife is hosting a range of social activities in eight cities besides Jakarta – Medan, Surabaya, Jambi, Bandung, Semarang, Pontianak, Makassar and Jayapura – that focused on local health and education issues.

What’s more, the Company continues to build for the future with products that help their customers achieve their financial goals. Just this month, the company launched a range of single-premium protection products. The product range comprises Family Estate Protection, Equity Protection Plus and Max Link Plus. It has also added two new investment options to its fund range – including its first Sharia-compliant fund available to individual policyholders.

About Manulife Indonesia
Manulife Indonesia offers the most comprehensive products and services in the Indonesian financial services industry through Life Insurance, Employee Benefits and Wealth Management products. Headquartered in Jakarta, Manulife Indonesia operates through a network of around 100 branch offices in more than 20 cities throughout the country, supported by approximately 5,000 employees and full-time professional agents who serve more than 1,000,000 customers.

About Manulife Financial
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 (US$370 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 further information, please contact:

Kumala Ruslie
Marketing & Communications Director
Manulife Indonesia
Tel (021) 2355 9966
Fax (021) 391 1560