Manulife Financial Corporation announces election of directors



TORONTO, May 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Manulife Financial Corporation announced today that the nominees listed in the proxy circular dated March 11, 2014 were each elected as a director of Manulife Financial Corporation at the Annual and Special Meeting held earlier today in Toronto. The detailed results of the vote for the election of directors are set out below.

Nominee Votes For % For Votes Withheld % Withheld
Joseph P. Caron 916,627,836  96.76%  30,647,559  3.24% 
John M. Cassaday 880,533,988  92.95%  66,739,788  7.05% 
Susan F. Dabarno 942,693,406  99.52%  4,584,323  0.48% 
Richard B. DeWolfe 932,194,533  98.41%  15,086,116  1.59% 
Sheila S. Fraser 941,911,523  99.43%  5,373,463  0.57% 
Donald A. Guloien 941,849,285  99.43%  5,431,292  0.57% 
Scott M. Hand  841,343,793  88.82%  105,938,695  11.18% 
Luther S. Helms 931,790,918  98.36%  15,492,325  1.64% 
Tsun-yan Hsieh 906,421,796  95.69%  40,858,281  4.31% 
Donald R. Lindsay 940,887,792  99.32%  6,395,958  0.68% 
John R.V. Palmer 934,607,771  98.66%  12,673,026  1.34% 
C. James Prieur 942,323,207  99.48%  4,961,795  0.52% 
Andrea S. Rosen 942,129,402  99.46%  5,155,449  0.54% 
Lesley D. Webster 916,119,186  96.71%  31,161,100  3.29% 

About Manulife Financial

Manulife Financial is a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Clients look 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. We also provide asset management services to institutional customers. Funds under management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were approximately C$635 billion (US$574 billion) as at March 31, 2014. 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

SOURCE: Manulife Financial Corporation

For further information:

Media Contact:
Sean B. Pasternak
Manulife Financial
(416) 852-2745


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