Manulife Financial's Annual and Special Meeting and First Quarter 2010
Financial Results Conference Call available through live webcast

TORONTO, April 22 /CNW/ - On Thursday, May 6, 2010, Manulife Financial will webcast its joint Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders of Manulife Financial Corporation and Annual and Special Meeting of Policyholders and the Shareholder of The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company. Later that day, Manulife Financial Corporation will webcast its first quarter 2010 Financial Results Conference Call.

Annual and Special Meeting

Manulife Financial's Annual and Special Meeting will be held at the Company's Head Office, 200 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario on Thursday, May 6, 2010, beginning at 11:00 a.m. (ET).

A live video feed and slides will be accessible via the Manulife Financial website at Manulife Presentations (http://www.manulife.com/public/investor/index/0,,lang=en&navId=640006,00.html). An archived version of the webcast will be available from 6:00 p.m. (ET) May 6, 2010 at the same URL for 180 days following the Meeting.

First Quarter 2010 Financial Results

Manulife Financial Corporation's first quarter 2010 Financial Results will be issued the morning of May 6, 2010. The Conference Call with analysts will follow that afternoon beginning at 2:00 p.m. (ET) and run approximately one hour. Scheduled Company speakers include Donald Guloien, President and Chief Executive Officer, John DesPrez III, Chief Operating Officer and Michael Bell, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

A live audio feed and slides will be accessible via the Manulife Financial website at Manulife Quarterly Reports (http://www.manulife.com/public/investor/index/0,,lang=en&navId=640003,00.html). The archived webcast will be available at the same address from 6:00 p.m. (ET) on May 6, 2010 until August 4, 2010.

About Manulife Financial

Manulife Financial is a leading Canadian-based financial services group serving millions of customers in 22 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 $440 billion (US$ 420 billion) as at December 31, 2009.

Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under '945' on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the Internet at www.manulife.com.

SOURCE Manulife Financial Corporation

For further information: For further information: Investor Relations: Amir Gorgi, (416) 852-8311, amir_gorgi@manulife.com; Media inquiries: David Paterson, (416) 852-8899, david_paterson@manulife.com; Laurie Lupton, (416) 852-7792, laurie_lupton@manulife.com


Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890