Media Alert - John Hancock Executive Vice President, Distribution to present at UBS Asset Gathering Conference



    TSX/NYSE/PSE: MFC; SEHK: 0945

    TORONTO, March 27 /CNW/ - Robert T. Cassato, Executive Vice President,
Distribution, John Hancock Financial Services Inc. and President of Wood
Logan, will present at the UBS Asset Gathering Conference in Boston on
Thursday, March 29, 2007.
    At 3:00 p.m. ET, Mr. Cassato will address the Company's annuity business
and describe current product offerings and distribution, as well as future
opportunities.
    Interested persons are invited to listen to a live audio feed accessible
via www.manulife.com/presentations. An archived version of the webcast will be
available at the same URL from 6:00 p.m. ET March 29, 2007 until April 30,
2007. A copy of the presentation will also be available on Manulife
Financial's website at www.manulife.com/presentations.

    About Manulife Financial
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    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$414 billion
(US$355 billion) as at December 31, 2006.
    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: Peter Fuchs, (416) 926-6103,
peter_fuchs@manulife.com; Investor Relations: Patricia Kelly,
1-800-795-9767, investor_relations@manulife.com


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