Manulife-Sinochem's Innovative MOVE Program Rewards Healthy Living

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Attends Launch Ceremony in Shanghai

SHANGHAI, China, Sept. 2, 2016 /CNW/ - Manulife-Sinochem today announced the launch of its MOVE program, an innovative insurance program that rewards customers with free insurance coverage for taking steps to stay healthy and active.

The MOVE launch ceremony was attended by the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, as part of his first ever official visit to the country.  Established in 1996, Manulife-Sinochem is the first foreign-invested joint-venture life insurance company. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in China, the success of Manulife-Sinochem exemplifies the strong cooperation between the Canadian and Chinese business community.  Manulife is an international financial services company headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

The launch of the MOVE program in mainland China is part of Manulife's strategy of changing how the world views life insurance by promoting health and wellness so customers can live long, healthy and fulfilled lives.  Similar programs have been launched in Hong Kong, the Philippines and the United States.  The program will be launched in Canada this Fall.

"We think it's time to use the power of technology to empower and reward our customers in China for living a healthier lifestyle," noted Roy Gori, President and CEO, Manulife Asia at the launch event. "Leveraging the huge success we've had with ManulifeMOVE in Hong Kong, Macau and the Philippines, we're excited to be bringing this revolutionary life insurance experience to our customers in mainland China, and create more engaging relationships with them."

Chinese customers who sign up for the MOVE program will receive a fitness tracker, enabling them to measure their progress anytime, anywhere.  Upon achieving pre-set goals, customers will have the opportunity to earn free insurance up to 200,000 RMB.

"At Manulife-Sinochem, we put our customers at the center of everything we do. Customers have told us that they need help to maintain an active lifestyle so they can have a longer, healthier future with their families. We hope we can encourage everyone to lead healthier lives with MOVE," said Kai Zhang, President and CEO, Manulife-Sinochem. "Small steps today can really make a big difference in the future, that's what MOVE is all about."

About Manulife-Sinochem
Manulife-Sinochem is a joint venture company between Manulife (International) Limited and Sinochem Finance Co., Ltd. (a member of the Sinochem group). It was the first Chinese-foreign joint-venture life insurance company established in China. Manulife-Sinochem began operations in November 1996. To date, the Company has more than 12,000 professionally trained agents and employees, providing financial and insurance services to over 900,000 customers. Manulife-Sinochem is now operating steadily in 51 cities in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangdong, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Sichuan, Shandong, Fujian, Chongqing, Liaoning, Tianjin, Hubei Hebei and Hunan.  With 20 years' successful experience, Manulife-Sinochem is committed to providing strong, reliable, trustworthy and forward-thinking insurance products and services to our clients. Website: www.manulife-sinochem.com

About Manulife
Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group providing forward-thinking solutions to help people with their big financial decisions. We operate as John Hancock in the United States, and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2015, we had approximately 34,000 employees, 63,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving 20 million customers. At the end of June 2016, we had $934 billion (US$718 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made more than $25.4 billion in benefits, interest and other payments to our customers. Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 100 years. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong. Follow Manulife on Twitter @ManulifeNews or visit www.manulife.com or www.johnhancock.com.

SOURCE Manulife Financial Corporation

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For further information: Media Contacts: Manulife: Graeme Harris, Tel: (416) 852-9476--229476, Email: Graeme_Harris@Manulife.com; Manulife-Sinochem: Ling Wang, Tel: (86) 21 3669-2657, Email: Ling_l_Wang@manulife-sinochem.com; Manulife-Sinochem: Pearl Zhang, Tel: (86) 21 3669-2658, Email: Pearl_P_Zhang@manulife-sinochem.com

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