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For Immediate Release

May 24, 2007

Manulife Medan offers attractive investment alternatives to investors amid shrinking interest rates

Medan – Manulife Medan Branch Office today held an Investor Gathering to showcase the investments available to customers looking for an alternative home for their money in today’s environment of shrinking interest rates. At the event, which was held at Grand Angkasa Hotel on May 24, 2007, the Branch presented the many mutual funds and single-premium unit-linked products available from Manulife to potential investors.

“Many people are concerned about declining interest rates and the effect this will have on their savings. At the same time, they are also not sure if they want to take the plunge into high-risk equity markets. This was one reason why we held this event. We want to demonstrate that we have a variety of mutual fund and single-premium unit-linked products that offer higher potential investment returns at much lower risks,” said Raymond Gin, Director - Head of Equity for MAMI (Manulife Aset Manajemen Indonesia) Investment.

At the event, potential investors received the latest information on investment trends and how to invest in mutual funds or unit-linked products from Manulife’s top investment executives including Otto Nasri, Assistant Director – Head of Wealth Management; Paula Komarudin, Assistant Director – Head of Fixed Income; and Raymond Gin himself. “At this Gathering, potential investors have a chance to learn about our investment products, so they can pick one or more products most suited to their financial goals. This is because we want to help them realize their financial dreams, in line with Manulife’s Olympic marketing theme - ‘Bringing Dreams to Life’,” said Jeffrey Kie, the Company’s Agency Director for Sumatra Territory. Manulife Financial is the exclusive Life Insurance Partner of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

About Medan Branch Office
The Medan Branch Office of Manulife Indonesia provides life insurance, employee benefits and wealth management services for the city of Medan and North Sumatra region. It has more than 150 agents and staff to serve over 15,000 customers there. “Providing excellent services to help our customers achieve their financial dreams is our number one priority,” said Emma Gunawan, Sales Director, Medan Territory.

About Manulife Aset Manajemen Indonesia
Manulife Aset Manajemen Indonesia has earned a leadership position due to its pioneering efforts in developing and promoting mutual funds that invest predominantly in Government securities. The company has also taken the lead in terms of implementing best business practices by introducing transparency and 100% portfolio disclosure in the Indonesian mutual fund industry.

The company was rated as “The Best Investment Manager” in Indonesia by Investor Magazine in 2003. In 2004, the company has awarded as The Most Innovative Investment Manager, by Standard Chartered Bank. In 2004, the company received Investor magazine’s award for “The Best Fixed Income Fund” in the category of best risk-adjusted return over 3 years” for its flagship product, Phinisi Dana Tetap Pemerintah. In 2006, Phinisi Dana Tetap Pemerintah succeeded in gaining the same award for “The Best Fixed Income Fund in the category of best risk-adjusted returns over 5 years.

The company is truly committed to developing the Indonesian mutual fund industry, which is reflected through its continuous investment in business and human resources development.

About Manulife Indonesia
Manulife Indonesia offers the most comprehensive products and services in the Indonesian financial services industry through Life Insurance, Employee Benefits and Wealth Management products. Headquartered in Jakarta, Manulife Indonesia operates through a network of 100 branch offices in more than 20 cities throughout the country, supported by approximately 5,000 employees and full-time professional agents who serve more than 1,000,000 customers.

About Manulife Financial
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$426 billion (US$370 billion) as at March 31, 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.

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For further information, please contact:


Jeffrey Kie
Agency Director
Manulife Indonesia
Tel (0741) 755 0689
Fax (0741)755 0688

Emma Gunawan
Sales Director
Manulife Indonesia
Tel (061) 456 3003
Fax (061) 456 3004