Manulife Financial CFO to present at 2009 Annual Conference of the Association of Insurance and Financial Analysts (AIFA)



    TORONTO, Feb. 27 /CNW/ - Peter Rubenovitch, Senior Executive Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer of Manulife Financial, will present at
the 34th Annual Conference of the Association of Insurance and Financial
Analysts (AIFA) in Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S. on Monday, March 2 and Tuesday,
March 3, 2009.
    At 1.50 p.m. EST (11.50 a.m. MST) on March 2, Mr. Rubenovitch will
discuss Manulife Financial's variable annuity business and at 12 p.m. EST (10
a.m. MST) on March 3, he will focus on the Company's life insurance business.
    Interested persons are invited to listen to a live audio feed with
accompanying slides accessible via
http://www.investorcalendar.com/CEPage.asp?ID=141135 (March 2) and
http://www.investorcalendar.com/CEPage.asp?ID=141150 (March 3). An archived
version of the webcast and a copy of the presentation will be available at the
same URL or at www.manulife.com/presentations from 6:00 p.m. ET on March 3,
2009 for one year.

    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$405 billion
(US$330 billion) as at December 31, 2008.
    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 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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