WATERLOO, ON, Nov. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Manulife Financial announced today
that it will donate $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross in support of
relief efforts following the deadly Typhoon Haiyan which devastated the
central Philippines over the weekend.
Manulife Financial will also match employee donations to the Canadian
Red Cross for Typhoon Haiyan relief. These efforts support the Canadian
government's recent announcement that it will match every dollar
donated by Canadians between Nov. 9 and Dec. 8. To qualify, donations
must be made to a registered Canadian charity and specifically
earmarked for typhoon relief.
"We have done business in the Philippines for more than 100 years and we
want to help support the country and its people as much as we can as
they deal with this incredible devastation," said Marianne Harrison,
President and CEO of Manulife Canada. "Our thoughts and hopes go out to
the more than nine million people there who have been impacted by the
Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever recorded, devastated
the central Philippines over the weekend. High winds and flood waters
washed out roads, knocked out power and destroyed homes and properties.
More than 620,000 people were displaced from their homes and the
hardest hit area was the coastal city of Tacloban, where as many as
10,000 people are feared dead.
About Manulife Financial
Manulife Financial is a leading Canada-based financial services group
with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States.
Clients look to Manulife for strong, reliable, trustworthy and
forward-thinking solutions for their most significant financial
decisions. Our international network of employees, agents and
distribution partners offers financial protection and wealth management
products and services to millions of clients. We also provide asset
management services to institutional customers. Funds under management
by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were C$574.6 billion
(US$558.7 billion) as at September 30, 2013. The Company operates as
Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia and primarily as John Hancock in
the United States.
Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE,
and under '945' on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the
Internet at manulife.com.
SOURCE: Manulife Financial Corporation
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