Manulife Financial Corporation declares dividends



    TSX/NYSE/PSE: MFC; SEHK: 0945

    TORONTO, Nov. 6 /CNW/ - Manulife Financial Corporation's Board of
Directors today declared a quarterly shareholders' dividend of $0.24 per share
on the common shares of the Company, an increase of $0.02 per share, payable
on and after December 19, 2007 to shareholders of record at the close of
business on November 19, 2007.
    The Board also declared dividends on the following Non-cumulative Class A
Shares, payable on or after December 19, 2007 to shareholders of record at the
close of business on November 19, 2007.

    
    -  Series 1 - $0.25625 per share
    -  Series 2 - $0.29063 per share
    -  Series 3 - $0.28125 per share
    

    A dividend of $0.38125 per share was also declared on the Non-cumulative
Class A Shares Series 6 of The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, payable
on and after December 31, 2007 to shareholders of record at the close of
business on December 14, 2007.

    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 billion
(US $398 billion) as at September 30, 2007.
    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: Patti Vernon, (416) 852-8248,
patti_vernon@manulife.com; Shareholder Services: Terri Neville,
1-800-795-9767, shareholder_services@manulife.com


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