Bangkok – Manulife Financial, incorporated in Canada in 1887, celebrates its 125th global anniversary and 115 years in Asia in 2012. Joining the celebrations, Manulife Thailand has announced a special series of initiatives aimed at making a contribution to the community.
On May 2, Manulife Thailand’s senior management team, together with senior agency managers, visited Hospital Sriraj and made a donation to the King's Foundation. Hospital Sriraj is the public hospital where the King stays and receives medical treatment. On May 12, 200 Manulife employees and agents will participate in the Cancer Care Fun Run in the Lumpini Park, raising funds for Cancer research for the Chulalongong University and Red Cross. And on May 16, the company, employees and agents, will visit an orphanage to provide a special lunch and entertainment for the children.
The Company also announces a facility to allow dividends to accumulate with interest with the company in their participating products – namely Modern Series (Modern Saving, Modern Retirement and Modern Life), Happy Annuity, and their new product, Manulife Premier Protection. In addition, the Company also announces the development of Manulife Unit Link – an investment linked product which provides customers with great flexibility, such as premium holiday and enables customers to control their investment rather than leaving it to insurance companies as in traditional products.
"It is with great honor that as we celebrate our global 125th anniversary, we also contribute to the well being of the local community at the same time. Corporate social responsibility is important because as a professional and caring company, we want to help the needy. As for our customers, we need innovative products that offer great customer value to help them plan for their financial future.
Par products and unit link products are new concepts in Thailand, and that is where, as a global company with expertise in US, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and other developed markets, Manulife can help.
“As the Company has been conducting business in Asia for well over a hundred years, we feel a responsibility to provide service and support to the People of Thailand," says Alan Ng, President and CEO, Manulife Thailand.
About Manulife Financial
Manulife Financial is a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. In 2012, we celebrate 125 years of providing clients 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$512 billion (US$512 billion) as at March 31, 2012. The Company operates as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. 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.
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