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For Immediate Release

April 30, 2007

Manulife Financial’s 2006 Public Accountability Statement now available on–line

Toronto – Manulife Financial Corporation’s 2006 Public Accountability Statement, detailing the Company’s philanthropic and sustainability efforts, is now available for download at www.manulife.com.

“Our employees wholeheartedly rose to the challenge of building stronger, healthier communities in 2006, with more of them than ever before raising funds, donating books and clothing, and mentoring students,” said Dominic D’Alessandro, President and Chief Executive Officer. “I am honoured to lead this dedicated and passionate team that is making a real difference in the areas of health care, education, community service and local volunteering around the world.”

In 2006, Manulife donated more than $24 million and its employees contributed some 55,000 volunteer hours to the communities in which we operate in Canada, the United States and Asia.

In addition to its philanthropic contribution, Manulife’s Public Accountability Statement also outlines the Company’s efforts in governance, employee programs and environmental policies, and how it strives to be the most professional life insurance company in the world.

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 customers 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$414 billion (US$355 billion) as at December 31, 2006.

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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