Manulife files Annual Report on Form 40-F with the SEC



    TSX/NYSE/PSE: MFC; SEHK: 0945

    TORONTO, March 28 /CNW/ - Manulife Financial Corporation has filed with
the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission its annual report on Form 40-F,
which includes the Company's audited consolidated financial statements for the
year ended December 31, 2007. This document is available on the Company's
website at www.manulife.com. Shareholders may also request a hard copy of the
Company's audited consolidated financial statements free of charge through the
Company's website.

    About Manulife Financial
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    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$396 billion
(US$401 billion) as at December 31, 2007.
    Manulife Financial is one of two publicly traded life insurance companies
in the world whose rated life insurance subsidiaries hold Standard & Poor's
Rating Services' highest "AAA" rating.
    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.





For further information:

For further information: Media inquiries: Laurie Lupton, (416) 852-7792,
laurie_lupton @manulife.com; Investor Relations: Amir Gorgi, 1-800-795-9767,
investor_relations@manulife.com


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