Media Alert - Manulife Financial's Investor Day to be Webcast live



    TSX/NYSE/PSE: MFC; SEHK: 0945

    TORONTO, Sept. 22 /CNW/ - Manulife Financial will present a webcast of
its Investor Day meeting on Monday, September 29, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. to
3:00 p.m. This conference, intended for the institutional investment
community, will feature Manulife's corporate and divisional executives
presenting an overview of the Company's operations and strategy for growth.
    The event will include presentations and question-and-answer sessions
from Dominic D'Alessandro, President and Chief Executive Officer; Donald
Guloien, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer; Peter
Rubenovitch, Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer; and
leaders from the Company's operating divisions.
    A live audio feed and PowerPoint presentations will be accessible via the
Manulife Financial Website at www.manulife.com/Presentations. An archived
version of the webcast will be available at the same URL until September 28,
2009.

    
    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$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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