Manulife Financial's Asia Investor Conference schedule



    TSX/NYSE/PSE: MFC; SEHK: 0945

    TOKYO, Sept. 2 /CNW/ - On September 9, 2008, Manulife Financial will host
an Investor Conference in Tokyo, Japan for the institutional investment
community. The Conference will feature Manulife's Asia and Japan operations,
with senior management teams presenting an overview of the Division's
operations and strategies for growth.
    The Conference begins at 9:00 a.m. local (Tokyo) time on
September 9, 2008, or 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time (E.T.) on September 8, 2008.
Interested persons are invited to listen to a live audio feed with
synchronized slides accessible via www.manulife.com/Presentations. An archived
version of the webcast and copies of the presentations will be available
beginning at 6:00 a.m. E.T. on September 9, 2008 until September 8, 2009 at
the same URL.

    
    Asia Investor Conference schedule
    ---------------------------------

    Local        Eastern      Topic                Presenter
    (Tokyo)     (Toronto)
    Time         Time
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    September 9  September 8
    9:00 a.m.    8:00 p.m.    Welcome              Amir Gorgi, AVP,
                                                    Investor Relations
    9:05 a.m.    8:05 p.m.    Strategic Overview   Robert Cook, SEVP & GM,
                                                    Asia & Japan
    9:30 a.m.    8:30 p.m.    Japan                Craig Bromley, EVP and GM,
                                                    Japan
    10:30 a.m.   9:30 p.m.    Break
    10:45 a.m.   9:45 p.m.    China and Taiwan     Marc Sterling, EVP &
                                                    Chairman, Manulife-
                                                    Sinochem
    12:00 p.m.   11:00 p.m.   Lunch
    1:00 p.m.    September 9
                 12:00 a.m.   ASEAN Operations     Philip Hampden-Smith, EVP
                                                    & GM, South East Asia
                                                    Operations
    2:15 p.m.    1:15 a.m.    Break
    2:30 p.m.    1:30 a.m.    Hong Kong            Michael Huddart, EVP and
                                                    GM, Hong Kong
    3:30 p.m.    2:30 a.m.    Closing Remarks      Robert Cook, SEVP & GM,
                                                    Asia & Japan

    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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