TORONTO, March 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Manulife Financial Corporation and The
Manufacturers Life Insurance Company today announced that Susan Dabarno
has been appointed to their Boards of Directors, effective March 1,
2013. Ms. Dabarno will sit on the Audit Committee.
Ms. Dabarno possesses extensive wealth management and distribution
expertise gained from her many years of experience building and leading
some of the largest wealth management platforms in Canada. Most
recently, Ms. Dabarno served as Executive Chairman of Richardson
Partners Financial / GMP. Prior to that, she was President and Chief
Executive Officer of Richardson Partners Financial. Before joining
Richardson, she was President and Chief Operating Officer of Merrill
Lynch Canada, and prior to that led sales for Merrill Lynch's
International Private Client Group in New York. She has chaired the
boards of Meridian Securities, Canada Trust Insurance Company, Barbados
and First Canada Securities International as well as serving as trustee
of Canada Trust Investment Income. Her director experience includes
People Corporation, Canadian Trinity Life Insurance Company,
Bridgepoint Health Foundation and Waterfront Toronto. Ms. Dabarno has
contributed to the investment industry as a member of the Council of
Governors of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada and as a director
of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada.
"We are delighted to welcome Sue Dabarno," said Manulife Chair, Gail
Cook-Bennett. "Sue is an innovative executive whose deep knowledge of
wealth management and distribution will be an asset to our boards."
Ms. Dabarno is a graduate of McGill University and a Fellow of the
Certified General Accountants Association. She has been awarded the
Diamond Jubilee Medal and honoured by the YWCA of New York City as a
Woman of Distinction.
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$532 billion (US$535
billion) as at December 31, 2012. 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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