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For Immediate Release

January 8, 2007

George Revoir appointed Senior Vice President, Distribution for John Hancock Retirement Plan Services

Boston– John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JHRPS) announced today that George Revoir has accepted the position of Senior Vice President, Distribution. Revoir had previously served as a Regional Vice President for JHRPS in Connecticut, where he was a top sales representative for more than a decade. He assumed his new responsibilities on January 2, 2007.

As head of distribution, Revoir reports to Jim Brockelman who became Executive Vice President, National Sales earlier this year. Revoir will work closely with the senior management team on all matters related to sales and distribution. The Intermediary Services team, the dedicated resource responsible for JHRPS sales, service and support for financial representatives and third party administrators (TPAs), will report to Revoir.

“I am very pleased that George has accepted this position. He is well respected for both his long term sales leadership and his deep industry knowledge. For many years, he has been a key member of our field sales investment, product, and marketing committees. He possesses a profound understanding of selling through intermediaries including our important TPA partners,” said Jim Brockelman, EVP, National Sales.

Revoir joined John Hancock (formerly Manulife US Group Pensions) in 1992. Collectively he brings more than 20 years experience in retirement planning and investment. He holds a BA from St. Michaels College in Vermont.

About John Hancock Retirement Plan Services
Amongst mutual fund, life insurance companies and banks, JHRPS is ranked as the #1 provider to 401(k)s based on number of 401(k) plans managed, according CFO Magazine. (2006 CFO Magazine 401(k) Buyers Guide Study, published June 2006.)

About John Hancock and Manulife Financial
John Hancock is a unit of Manulife Financial Corporation (the Company), 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.

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 whole life, term life, variable life, and universal life insurance, as well as college savings products, fixed and variable annuities, long-term care insurance, mutual funds and various forms of business insurance.

Group annuity contracts are issued by John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.) (John Hancock USA). John Hancock Investment Management Services, LLC, a registered investment adviser, provides investment information relating to the contract.

©2007. John Hancock. All rights reserved.

SOURCE: John Hancock Retirement Plan Services

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