Manulife Financial Head of Canadian Division to present at Scotia Capital's Financials Summit Conference



    TSX/NYSE/PSE: MFC; SEHK: 0945

    TORONTO, Sept. 3 /CNW/ - Paul Rooney, President and Chief Executive
Officer of Manulife Canada Ltd., will present at Scotia Capital's Financials
Summit in Toronto on Wednesday, September 10, 2008.
    At 10:00 a.m. ET, Mr. Rooney will provide an overview of Manulife
Financial with a focus on the Company's growing Canadian operations.
    Interested persons are invited to listen to a live audio feed with
accompanying slides accessible via www.manulife.com/presentations. An archived
version of the webcast and a copy of the presentation will be available from
approximately 6:00 p.m. ET September 10, 2008 and archived 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$400 billion
(US$393 billion) as at June 30, 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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