TSX/NYSE/PSE: MFC SEHK:945
WATERLOO, ON, June 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Manulife Financial announced today
that it will donate $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to assist with
flood relief and recovery efforts in Calgary and southern Alberta.
Canada's largest insurer will also match employee donations towards the
efforts to the Canadian Red Cross.
"Our thoughts are with our employees, advisors and customers affected by
the flooding in Alberta," said Marianne Harrison, Senior Executive
Vice-President and General Manager, for the Canadian Division of
Manulife. "We hope for their safety and send our best wishes and
support to them for the recovery efforts that lie ahead."
More than 175,000 Albertans were evacuated from their homes during the
worst flooding in the province's history over the past week, including
more than 75,000 in the City of Calgary. Although the waters have begun
to recede, many residents are still not able to return home.
Volunteers from the non-profit Canadian Red Cross continue to respond on
multiple fronts, providing critical services including family
reunification, shelter support, and registration for evacuees. The Red
Cross is also supporting 10 shelters in affected communities, and has
mobilized highly trained volunteers and staff from across the country
to support ongoing outreach and relief activities in affected
"We applaud the efforts of all of the volunteers who are helping their
fellow Canadians get through this difficult time," added Ms. Harrison.
All funds collected by the Canadian Red Cross - more than $5 million to
date - will go directly to those affected by the flood.
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 C$555 billion (US$547
billion) as at March 31, 2013. The Company operates as Manulife
Financial in Canada and Asia and primarily as John Hancock in the
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 manulife.com.
SOURCE: Manulife Financial Corporation
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