Manulife Financial completes Medium Term Note Offering



    TSX/NYSE/PSE: MFC; SEHK: 0945

    TORONTO, June 26 /CNW/ - Manulife Financial Corporation (the "Company")
has successfully completed its previously announced offering of $950,000,000
principal amount, in two tranches of medium term notes constituting senior
indebtedness, pursuant to its medium term note program.
    The notes were issued under a pricing supplement dated June 19, 2008 to
the Company's short form base shelf prospectus dated March 12, 2007 and
prospectus supplement dated March 27, 2007. Complete details of the offering
are set out in the prospectus which is available on the SEDAR website for the
Company at www.sedar.com. The notes were offered through an agency syndicate
comprised of RBC Dominion Securities Inc., TD Securities Inc., Scotia Capital
Inc., CIBC World Markets Inc., HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc., BMO Nesbitt
Burns Inc., National Bank Financial Inc., Merrill Lynch Canada Inc., Berkshire
Securities Inc., Desjardins Securities Inc. and Laurentian Bank Securities
Inc.
    The medium term notes have not been and will not be registered in the
United States under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be
offered, sold or delivered in the United States absent registration or
applicable exemption from the registration requirement of such Act. This press
release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy the
medium term notes in the United States.

    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 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$400 billion
(US$389 billion) as at March 31, 2008.
    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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