Manulife Financial Proxy Circular and Annual Report available online



    TSX/NYSE/PSE: MFC; SEHK: 0945

    TORONTO, March 28 /CNW/ - Manulife Financial Corporation's Proxy Circular
and 2007 Annual Report is being mailed to shareholders and is now available
for download at www.manulife.com.
    Manulife's Proxy Circular contains information for common shareholders
about the annual meeting that is scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 8,
2008 in Toronto, Ontario, including information relating to the election of
Manulife's directors and appointment of auditors.

    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$396 billion 
(US$401 billion) as at December 31, 2007.
    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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