Manulife Financial renews support for Les Amis de la montagne


    MONTREAL, Jan. 30 /CNW/ - Manulife Financial is proud to renew its
affiliation for a second consecutive year with Les Amis de la montagne and the
11th annual Tuques Bleues Celebration.
    "As a citizen of the great metropolis that is Montreal, it is incumbent
upon us to ensure its vitality by investing in the conservation of its
resources. Mount Royal, an urban ecosystem unique in North America, is
synonymous with the quality of life that we have come to claim for ourselves
and for the generations to come. As a corporate citizen, Manulife Financial
also recognizes the role it has to play: for this reason - on February 21st -
it will conquer Mount Royal with over 100 of its employees," announced David
O'Connor, Vice President Quebec Operations, Group Benefits, during a press
    By lending support to Les Amis de la montagne's financial campaign, the
benefits are twofold: Manulife Financial will create greater awareness
surrounding the importance of protecting our physical heritage, and it will
give its employees the opportunity to take part in the Tuques Bleues
Celebration by uniting on Mount Royal with colleagues and friends to enjoy a
pleasant evening of snowshoeing.

    About Manulife Financial
    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$399.0 billion
(US$400.5 billion) as at September 30, 2007.

    Manulife Financial is one of two publicly traded life insurance companies
in North America whose rated life insurance subsidiaries hold Standard &
Poor's Rating Services' highest "AAA" rating and Moody's Investor Services'
second highest "Aa1" rating, both representing financial strength.

    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

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