Tom Jenkins appointed to Manulife's Board of Directors


TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2015 /CNW/ - Manulife Financial Corporation and The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company today announced that P. Thomas (Tom) Jenkins, OC, has been appointed to their Board of Directors, effective March 1, 2015.

Mr. Jenkins is the Chairman of OpenText Corporation and has served as a member of its board since 1994.  He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of OpenText from 1994 to 2005.  Mr. Jenkins is a member of the Board of Thomson Reuters Inc. and of TransAlta Corporation.  He is also an Executive Fellow at the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, a Director of the C.D. Howe Institute, appointed member of the National Research Council of Canada and director of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives.

"Tom has a great deal of experience as a chief executive and corporate director," said Richard DeWolfe, Chairman of the Board, Manulife.  "His more than 30 years in technology innovation and economic development in both the private and public sectors will be invaluable to Manulife's Board."

Mr. Jenkins was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada (OC) in 2011 for his contributions to education and innovation in Canada, the Canadian Forces Decoration (CD) in 2013 and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal (QDJM).

About Manulife

Manulife is a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. We operate as John Hancock in the U.S. and as Manulife in other parts of the world. We provide strong, reliable, trustworthy and forward-thinking solutions for our customers' 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. Assets under management by Manulife and its subsidiaries were approximately C$691 billion (US$596 billion) as at December 31, 2014.

Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under '945' on the SEHK. Manulife can be found on the Internet at

SOURCE Manulife Financial Corporation

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