Manulife Financial Chief Investment Officer to present at Citibank's 2008 Financial Services Conference



    TSX/NYSE/PSE: MFC; SEHK: 0945

    TORONTO, Jan. 29 /CNW/ - Donald Guloien, Manulife Financial's Senior
Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, will present at
Citibank's 2008 Financial Services Conference in New York on Wednesday,
January 30, 2008.
    At 8:45 a.m. ET, Mr. Guloien will provide an overview of Manulife
Financial, focusing on the diversity and growth of the Company's operating
divisions. He will also discuss the contribution of the Investments Division,
and MFC Global Investment Management, to the Company's results.
    Interested persons are invited to listen to a live audio feed with
accompanying slides accessible via
http://www.veracast.com/webcasts/citigroup/fs08/43104331.cfm. An archived
version of the webcast and a copy of the presentation will be available at the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 5:00 p.m. ET January 30,
2008 for a period of 30 days.

    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$399.0 billion
(US$400.5 billion) as at September 30, 2007.
    Manulife Financial is one of two publicly traded life insurance companies
in North America whose rated life insurance subsidiaries hold Standard &
Poor's Rating Services' highest "AAA" rating and Moody's Investor Services'
second highest "Aa1" rating, both representing financial strength.
    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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