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For Immediate Release

October 25, 2007

Appointment of New Senior Management at Manulife Life Insurance Company

Tokyo - Please be advised that Manulife Life Insurance Company (“Manulife Japan”) appointed Mr. Yuji Minami to Corporate Officer & Vice-President (“VP”) in charge of Financial Institutions Development Department, effective as of October 1, 2007.

Mr. Minami developed his career in the insurance industry at Daihyaku Mutual Life Insurance Company, where he built up both expertise and experience in the Special Account Management Department and Marketing and Sales Promotion Department. After joining Manulife Japan, he has made a significant contribution to the Company in various areas of the Investment Products Department including product development of individual variable annuity insurance products and sales support to partner financial institutions.

Mr. Minami, as Corporate Officer & VP in charge of Financial Institutions Development Department at Manulife Japan, will take a lead in further promoting its bancassurance business by newly developing and further strengthening business relationships with various financial institutions in preparation for the anticipated full deregulation of insurance sales via banks.

Effective as of October 1, 2007

 New Title

 Old Title


Corporate Officer & Vice-President (VP), Financial Institutions Development Department

Assistant Vice-President (AVP), Financial Institutions Development Department

 Yuji Minami

About Manulife
Manulife Life Insurance Company (“Manulife Japan”), a member company of the Manulife Financial group, holds the highest level "AAA" financial strength rating from Standard & Poor’s, one of the world’s most reliable credit rating agencies (as of the end of September 2007).

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$410 billion (US$386 billion) as at June 30, 2007.

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 at www.manulife.com.  Manulife Japan can be found on the Internet at www.manulife.co.jp.

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For information related to this press release please contact:

Manulife Life Insurance Company
Saeko Yoshioka
Communications Department
Tel: 042-442-7180