Tokyo - Manulife Life Insurance Company (Manulife Japan; President & CEO: Geoff Crickmay), on June 25, 2007, will commence sales of “Jack-in-the-Box”, an innovative investment-type annuity insurance product which enables customers to lock in and ensure investment gains, through the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU; President: Nobuo Kuroyanagi), a subsidiary of MUFG. An additional MUFG company, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (President: Haruya Uehara), will follow suit shortly thereafter.
This new investment-type annuity insurance product, designed and developed to meet the needs of customers who have been looking for an opportunity to invest their funds in a simple and easy-to-understand manner, is equipped with a set of cutting-edge features. These features include 1) an investment target-setting function which allows customers to easily set up a desirable and clear investment target level, based upon which their funds can be aggressively invested into a Special Account with a proven and internationally diversified investment portfolio, 2) an investment gains lock-in function that automatically locks in and secures any investment gain if the investment target is achieved, effective after the first anniversary following the policy date, and 3) a function to guarantee the minimum total annuity.
This new insurance product is named “Jack-in-the-Box” because it is user-friendly and full of attractive features, which will be a pleasant surprise to customers.
With the launch of Jack-in-the-Box, MUFG will have an enhanced portfolio of Manulife Japan-provided investment-type annuity insurance products with which to meet a wider range of customers’ needs.
The following is an overview of the new features ofJack-in-the-Box:
Manulife Life Insurance Company (“Manulife Japan”), a member company of the Manulife Financial group, holds the highest level "AAA" credit rating from Standard & Poor’s, one of the world’s most reliable credit rating agencies (as of the end of May 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$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. Manulife Japan can be found on the Internet at www.manulife.co.jp.
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