Manulife Financial's Public Accountability Statement now available at www.manulife.com

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TORONTO, May 13 /CNW/ - Manulife Financial Corporation's 2010 Public Accountability Statement is now available for download at www.manulife.com. The report reviews the Company's commitment to social responsibility, environmental sustainability, excellence in business conduct and corporate governance.

Manulife's approach to corporate social responsibility reflects its commitment to clients, shareholders, employees, communities and the environment. We are here "For your future."

The 2010 Public Accountability Statement highlights efforts in Canada, the United States and Asia to build stronger communities, promote health and wellness, enhance environmental sustainability and harness the power of volunteering in the community.

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    In 2010:

    -  More than 12,000 employees and distribution partners contributed
       54,000 volunteer hours in communities where we operate.

    -  In Canada, we commissioned innovative research to determine what
       motivates people to volunteer and partnered with Volunteer Canada and
       Get Involved to create a website (www.getvolunteering.ca) connecting
       people with volunteer opportunities.

    -  Manulife also partnered with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to
       present Canada's Champions of Change, a one-hour television program
       showcasing Canada's top volunteers.

    In 2011:

    -  Subsequent to year end, Manulife has committed a minimum of $1 million
       to help the citizens of Japan rebuild their country after the
       earthquake of March 11, 2011.
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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 $478 billion (US$492 billion) as at March 31, 2011. 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

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