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For Immediate Release

May 17, 2007

MFC Global Investment Management Names David Hussey Head Of Pan–European Equities

Appointment Further Strengthens Equity Investment Management Capabilities In MFC Global’s London Office

London – MFC Global Investment Management has named David Hussey as Head of Pan-European Equities, Steve Tyson, Chief Investment Officer, MFC Global Investment Management (Europe), said today.

Mr. Hussey, who will be based in MFC Global’s London office, will oversee the team managing equity investing in Europe, including the developed markets of Western Europe and the emerging markets in Eastern Europe. He will report to Mr. Tyson and his appointment is effective immediately.

“David brings to MFC Global a wealth of experience and a solid track record in managing European equities,” Mr. Tyson said. “His appointment rounds out our European Equity Team in London. We now have significantly strengthened our capability in this important area.”

Gregor Rapprich, who was with Bank of Butterfield, and William Hamlyn, most recently with Citigroup Asset Management, joined the team earlier this year as Portfolio Manager and Senior Investment Analyst, respectively. Also on the team is Investment Analyst David Dugdale who has been with MFC Global for more than four years.

Mr. Hussey joins MFC Global from Barclays Wealth Management where he had been Head of Portfolio Management. While at Barclays he had been responsible for managing £6B in European, UK and Global Equities, and managed a team of portfolio managers and investment analysts.

He previously worked for Coopers and Lybrand, Schroder Investment Management and J P Morgan Investment Management.

Mr. Hussey graduated from University College London, and he is a Chartered Accountant and member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals.

About MFC Global Investment Management
MFC Global Investment Management is the diversified investment management group of Manulife Financial, with investment offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, and throughout Southeast Asia. MFC Global has more than 100 years of experience managing portfolios for the Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, John Hancock Life Insurance Company, and other major clients. With more than C$230 billion (more than U.S. $205 billion) in assets under management (as at March 31, 2007). MFC Global Investment Management is a leading global investment management group. Additional information about MFC Global Investment Management may be found at www.mfcglobal.com.

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.

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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