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For Immediate Release

June 13, 2007

Manulife Launches Centennial Stamp

Manila - Marking its 100th anniversary, Manulife Philippines recently launched a commemorative stamp issued by the Philippine Postal Corporation. The Centennial Stamp depicts the company’s signage atop the pre-war Kneedler Building in Manila, proudly mounted by Manulife’s Manila Agency manager in the mid-1920s. Designed by Manulife artist Renato Lucindo, the stamp features the company’s centennial logo with a stylized Philippine flag, and the company’s guiding principles of commitment, dedication and service to the Filipino.

Closely intertwined with Philippine history is Manulife Philippines’ own. Throughout its first century from when it commenced business in the Philippines in 1907, it has made significant contributions to the nation’s economy. Its ultimate parent being the first foreign company to list on the Philippine Stock Exchange, Manulife has been involved in a series of mergers and acquisitions over the recent years, and has grown to become one of the country’s leading and most profitable life insurance firms. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corporation — Canada’s largest and the sixth largest life insurance company in the world — Manulife commits to uphold dedicated service to Filipinos in its second Philippine century.

About Manulife
Established in 1907, Manulife Philippines has grown to become one of the leading life insurance companies in the country. Manulife Philippines is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corporation, the world’s sixth largest and North America’s second largest life insurance company by market capitalization.

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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