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For Immediate Release

August 22, 2007

Jeffrey Plummer Named Associate Managing Partner of the John Hancock Financial Network Carolinas Office in Charlotte, NC

Boston– Jeffrey D. Plummer, CLU, was recently named Associate Managing Partner of the John Hancock Financial Network (JHFN)* Carolinas Office.

In his new position, Plummer, a resident of Harrisburg, NC, will be responsible for developing sales power growth as well as recruiting and coaching both experienced financial representatives and those professionals who are new to a career in financial services.

“Jeff’s experience as a financial advisor and branch manager is a great fit with our outstanding team here in the Carolinas Office as we grow and expand. With offices in Charlotte, North Carolina as well as Columbia, Charleston and Greenville, South Carolina, we’ve been helping clients realize their financial goals for over 50 years,” says Steve Worthy, CLU, ChFC, CFP, Managing Partner of the Carolinas Office.

Plummer has 19 years of experience in the financial services industry and most recently served as Vice President of the Southern Division for AXA Advisors, LLC. Plummer also spent 13 years at The MONY Group as a successful Financial Advisor, Managing Director and National Director in the company’s Market Development division, winning numerous awards and honors for his sales and sales management achievements.

A graduate of Bob Jones University, Plummer is currently studying for an MBA from the McColl School of Business, Queens University in Charlotte, NC. He also holds various NASD securities licenses. Plummer is active in a number of community and charitable organizations, including the Alexander Youth Network, Northside Baptist Church and the Charlotte City Club. He is married with three children.

“I believe that leadership skills combined with a strong moral compass and an untiring work ethic lead to success. I’m excited to work with Steve and his team to bring my skills, experience, and my passion for the career of a financial representative and the success of our clients to the Carolinas office of John Hancock Financial Network,” says Plummer.

About John Hancock Financial Network
John Hancock Financial Network (JHFN) is a retail distribution company of John Hancock with over 350 branch offices and 1,880 financial representatives across the United States. JHFN has an unwavering commitment to supporting the entrepreneurial visions of its associates, while helping to enhance the financial security of its clients. For more information on John Hancock Financial Network and its national network of financial services firms, visit www.jhnetwork.com.

About John Hancock and Manulife Financial
John Hancock is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corporation, 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.

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

*John Hancock Financial Network is the servicemark of John Hancock Life Insurance Company and its affiliated companies. Insurance products offered through John Hancock Life Insurance Company, Boston, MA 02117. Securities and Investment Advisory Services offered through Signator Investors, Inc., Member NASD, SIPC, a Registered Investment Advisor, 197 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116.

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Melissa Simon Berczuk
Phone: 617-663-4750
E-mail: mgsimon@jhancock.com