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For Immediate Release

February 1, 2007

Manulife supports Les Amis de la montagne with Tuques Bleues sponsorship

Waterloo - Manulife Financial will sponsor the Montreal Tuques Bleues Celebration and Snowshoe Event that will attract more than 800 participants to a torch-lit snowshoe climb on Mount Royal. The evening event to be held February 22 will raise funds to support Les Amis de la montagne, an organization dedicated to protect, conserve and enhance Mount Royal.

“With more than 650 employees in Montreal, Manulife is pleased to sponsor an event that helps Les Amis de la montagne carry out its mandate to protect such an important cultural and recreational landmark,” says Bruce Gordon, Senior Executive Vice President and General Manager of Manulife Canada.

For 10 years, Les Amis de la montagne has revived an 1840s tradition, when teams of athletes sporting blue toques would gather for the night-time ascension of Mount Royal on snowshoes. Les Amis invite individuals and corporate teams to participate in the Tuques Bleues Celebration and Snowshoe Event to their mission, for current and future generations.

For more information about the Tuques Bleues event, please visit their website at http://www.lemontroyal.qc.ca/en_lesamis/25.html.

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 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$381 billion (US$341 billion) as at September 30, 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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Media contacts:

Gabrielle Korn
Director of Communications,
Les Amis de la montagne
514-843-8240, ext. 237
gkorn@lemontroyal.qc.ca

Tom Nunn
Assistant Vice President, Media Relations
Manulife Financial
519-594-8578
tom_nunn@manulife.com