and RE/MAX partnership continues its strong growth with 76 strategic alliance mortgage co-locations

    TORONTO, Dec. 4 /CNW/ - Holdings Inc. (OTCBB: MBKR,
the "Company") today announced that the Company's relationship with RE/MAX
continues to expand across Ontario and Atlantic Canada. As of November 7th,
2008 over 40 Service Level Agreements have been signed totaling 76 RE/MAX
offices which represents in excess of 30% of the RE/MAX franchise network
sales force.
    On January 30th, 2006 and RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic
Canada entered into a 10-year License Agreement. Pursuant to this agreement,
the Company is providing its expertise, known as the "Mortgage Broker
Solution", with respect to North American mortgage finance and origination
business solutions to RE/MAX O-A franchisees. This alliance provides the opportunity to expand its presence across Canada - as
well as to other regions in the United States and Europe.
    RE/MAX is Canada's leading real estate organization with CAD $32 billion
in sales and over 15,600 sales associates in more than 610 independently-owned
and operated offices. The RE/MAX franchise network, now in its 33rd year of
consecutive growth, is a global real estate system operating in over 62
countries. More than 6,000 independently-owned offices engage over 114,000
member sales associates who lead the industry in professional designations,
experience and production, while providing real estate services in
residential, commercial, referral, relocation and asset management.
    Alex Haditaghi, CEO of adds: "In addition to this
mutually beneficial relationship we have with RE/MAX, we are also providing
the real estate agents with a pension savings plan managed by our partners at
Manulife Financial ( Under the plan, a portion of the
finder's fee on mortgages will go towards a savings plan for the referred real
estate agent. Manulife's role will be to manage this fund for RE/MAX and"

    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

    ------------------------- is a fast-growing mortgage brokerage and technology
corporation dedicated to re-branding the over 40,000 small and medium mortgage
broker (SME) firms in North America and offering these entities scalability
through a centralized shared services platform. allows
these SME brokers to continue owning their own business while taking advantage
of working under one recognizable brand; taking advantage of centralized
services such as payroll and accounting, compliance, marketing, technology,
HR, lead generation; improving access to the customer through strategic
alliance partnerships; leveraging our national teams origination with lenders
to establish higher referral fess from lenders; and, as creating the ability
to earn ownership in a publicly-traded entity for their eventual career exit

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For further information: Jody Janson, (585) 232-5440

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