Manulife Financial's Annual Meeting and First Quarter 2011 Financial Results Conference Call available through webcast

TORONTO, April 21 /CNW/ - On Thursday, May 5, 2011, Manulife Financial will webcast its joint Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Manulife Financial Corporation and Annual Meeting of Policyholders and the Shareholder of The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company. Later that day, Manulife Financial Corporation will webcast its first quarter 2011 Financial Results Conference Call.

Annual Meeting

Manulife Financial's Annual Meeting will be held at the Company's Head Office, 200 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario on Thursday, May 5, 2011, beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET.

A webcast and slides will be accessible via the Manulife Financial website at Manulife Presentations. An archived version of the webcast will be available from 6:00 p.m. (ET) May 5, 2011 at the same URL for 180 days following the Meeting.

First Quarter Results Conference Call

Scheduled speakers are Donald Guloien, President and Chief Executive Officer and Michael Bell, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Telephone Conference Call:

Time: 2pm ET

Please call in 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

Local (Toronto): 416-340-2216

Toll free in North America: 1-866-898-9626

A replay of the call will be available beginning at 6:00 p.m. ET on May 5 through May 19 by dialing 1-800-408-3053 or 905-694-9451 (Pass Code: 3117610No.).

About Manulife Financial

Manulife Financial is a leading Canadian-based financial services group operating in 22 countries and territories worldwide. For more than 120 years, clients worldwide have looked to Manulife for strong, reliable, trustworthy and forward-thinking solutions for their most significant financial decisions. Our international network of employees, agents and distribution partners offers financial protection and wealth management products and services to millions of clients around the world. We provide asset management services to institutional customers worldwide as well as reinsurance solutions, specializing in life and property and casualty retrocession. Funds under management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were $475 billion (US$478 billion) as at December 31, 2010. The Company operates as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. 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

For further information: Media inquiries: Anthony Wilson-Smith, 416 852-8899, anthony_wilson-smith@manulife.com; Laurie Lupton, (416) 852-7792, laurie_lupton@manulife.com; Investor Relations: Anthony G. Ostler, (416) 926-5471, anthony_ostler@manulife.com

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