Updated Call-in Information for Manulife Financial Corporation's Second Quarter Earnings Results Conference Call



    TSX/NYSE/PSE: MFC; SEHK: 0945

    TORONTO, Aug. 7 /CNW/ - Manulife Financial Corporation has released
updated information for its Second Quarter Earnings Results Conference Call at
2:00 p.m. ET on August 7, 2008. For local and international locations, please
call (416) 695-6320 and toll free in North America please call (866) 902-2211.
 Please call in ten minutes before the call starts. You will be required to
provide your name and organization to the operator. A playback of this call
will be available by 6:00 p.m. ET on August 7, 2008 until August 21, 2008 by
calling (416) 695-5800 (passcode No.3264575).
    The conference call will also be webcast through Manulife Financial's
website at 2:00 p.m. ET on August 7, 2008. You may access the webcast at:
www.manulife.com/quarterlyreports. An archived version of the webcast will be
available later on the website at the same URL as above.
    The Second Quarter 2008 Financial Statements and Statistical Information
Package are also available on the Manulife website at:
www.manulife.com/quarterlyreports. Each of these documents may be downloaded
before the webcast begins.

    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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