Toronto – On Thursday, May 4, 2006, Manulife Financial will webcast its joint Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Manulife Financial Corporation and Annual Meeting of Policyholders and Shareholder of The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company. Later that day, the Company will webcast its First Quarter 2006 Financial Results Conference Call.
Manulife Financial’s Annual Meeting will be held at the Company’s Head Office, 200 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario on Thursday, May 4, 2006, beginning at 11:00 a.m. (ET).
A live video feed and slides will be accessible via the Manulife Financial website at Manulife Presentations. An archived version of the webcast will be available from 5:00 p.m. (ET) May 4, 2006 at the same URL for 30 days following the Meeting.
First Quarter 2006 Financial Results
Manulife Financial Corporation’s First Quarter 2006 Financial Results will be issued the morning of May 4, 2006. The Conference Call with analysts will follow that afternoon beginning at 3:00 p.m. (ET) and run approximately one hour. Scheduled Company speakers include Dominic D’Alessandro, President and Chief Executive Officer and Peter Rubenovitch, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
A live audio feed and slides will be accessible via the Manulife Financial website at Manulife Quarterly Reports. The archived webcast will be available at the same address from 5:00 p.m. (ET) on May 4, 2006 until August 3, 2006.
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$372 billion (US$319 billion) as at December 31, 2005.
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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