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For Immediate Release

June 14, 2007

John Hancock Long Term Care Insurance Reaches One Million Policyholders Across Individual and Group Business Lines

Boston– John Hancock Life Insurance Company now has more than one million long term care (LTC) insurance policy holders1 across its individual and group LTC lines of business.2

Having entered the retail LTC insurance market in 1987, John Hancock is one of the largest carriers of individual coverage in the country. John Hancock began selling group LTC insurance in 1988 and today is the largest provider of employer-sponsored LTC insurance in the U.S.3

Last year, John Hancock sold more long term care insurance policies than any other carrier in 2006, according to year-end surveys of long term care insurers by LIMRA International (LIMRA)4. According to the surveys, John Hancock sold more than 86,000 policies5 through all its long term care insurance businesses.

“We’ve worked hard to understand our customers, introduce innovative products and increase our distribution in order to reach them,” said Laura Moore, president, Long Term Care Insurance. “Having more than one million policyholders is a significant milestone for our business.”

In the first quarter of 2007, John Hancock’s new individual long term care insurance sales grew 55 percent, the highest growth rate of the top 10 carriers.6 And in 2006, the company increased its new group lives by 23 percent after adding more than 50 new clients to its group roster.7

The company also was ranked #1 LTC insurance carrier of 2006, in distributor surveys conducted by Boomer Market Advisor, Agent’s Sales Journal, and Investment News in 2006. The company attributes its success to a number of market initiatives in 2006 including the introduction of Leading Edge, a new simplified and more affordable product for the retail market, and CorporateChoice for the small employer market.

“Although we are pleased with our double-digit growth in both the group and individual markets, it matters most that we have already been able to help so many policyholders, having paid out more than $1.4 billion in claims8, “ said Moore. “There is nothing more important in this business than being a company that keeps its promises and provides its customers with the highest quality service and advice at time of claim.”

For more consumer information on the need for long term care and basics of LTC insurance coverage, John Hancock maintains a consumer website at: www.johnhancocklongtermcare.com.

About John Hancock Long Term Care Insurance
Today, John Hancock, a unit of Manulife Financial Corporation, is one of the largest providers of LTC insurance overall with more than 1,000,000 clients and $1.4 billion of in-force premium.

Having entered the retail LTC insurance market in 1987, John Hancock is one of the largest carriers of individual coverage in the country. John Hancock began selling group LTC insurance in 1988 and today is the largest provider of employer-sponsored LTC insurance in the U.S.

About John Hancock and Manulife Financial
John Hancock is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corporation, 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 (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.

The John Hancock unit, through its insurance companies, comprises one of the largest life insurers in the United States. John Hancock offers a broad range of financial products and services, including life insurance, fixed and variable annuities, mutual funds, 401(k) plans, long-term care insurance, college savings and other forms of business insurance.

1Referred to as certificate holders in the group business market.

2Based on internal data as of 5/31/07 includes individual, group, and 50% of the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program.

3Survey Source: LIMRA International, U.S. Individual Long Term Care Insurance Sales Survey, Fourth Quarter YTD 2006 results and U. S. Group Long Term Care Insurance Sales Survey, Fourth Quarter YTD 2006 results.

4Survey Source: LIMRA International, U.S. Individual Long Term Care Insurance Sales Survey, Fourth Quarter YTD 2006 results and U. S. Group Long Term Care Insurance Sales Survey, Fourth Quarter YTD 2006 results.

5Referred to as certificate holders in the group business market.

6Survey Source: LIMRA International, U.S. Individual Long Term Care Insurance Sales Survey, Fourth Quarter YTD 2006 results

7Internal data as of 12/31/2006.

8As of 12/31/06.

Long Term Care Insurance is underwritten by John Hancock Life Insurance Company, Boston, MA 02117

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Contact:
Melissa Simon Berczuk
Phone: 617-663-4750
E-mail: mgsimon@jhancock.com