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    John Hancock Recognized as a Top Employer by FORBES

    Ranked Third in Banking & Financial Services Category and 67th Overall

    BOSTON, MA (May 9, 2017) – John Hancock was named as one of Forbes magazine’s America’s Best Employers 2017. A list ranking the top 500 large employers across 25 industries, nationwide.  Thousands of John Hancock employees work to provide a diverse range of financial protection products and wealth management services to help millions of Americans achieve their financial goals.

    This past year, Forbes surveyed nearly 30,000 American employees at companies with more than 1,000 employees in U.S. operations to anonymously rate their willingness to recommend their own companies. Respondents also are asked to name choice employers in industries besides their own and answer other work-related questions. The top 500 companies are ranked based on these results.

    “We’re pleased to be among the top companies in America,” said John Hancock President and Chief Executive Officer Craig Bromley. “It’s particularly gratifying because this ranking is the result of anonymous reviews and feedback from our employees, as well as from external talent who recognize John Hancock as an employer of choice.”

    The Forbes’ recognition, in which John Hancock ranked third in the Banking and Financial Services category and 67th of all top employers, is one of several awards citing John Hancock as a leader. Other recent recognition includes receiving the Most Innovative Insurer award from Insurance Nexus, being named one of the Nation’s Best and Brightest in Wellness by the National Association for Business Resources, receiving Platinum Status as a Fit Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association, and earning a perfect score on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index.

    About John Hancock and Manulife
    John Hancock is a division of Manulife, a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Operating as Manulife in Canada and Asia, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States, our group of companies offers clients a diverse range of financial protection products and wealth management services through its extensive network of employees, agents and distribution partners. Assets under management and administration by Manulife and its subsidiaries were $1 trillion (US $754 billion) as at March 31, 2017. 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

    The John Hancock unit, through its insurance companies, comprises one of the largest life insurers in the United States. John Hancock offers and administers a broad range of financial products, including life insurance, annuities, investments,  401(k) plans, long-term care insurance, college savings, and other forms of business insurance. Additional information about John Hancock may be found at


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