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For Immediate Release

April 26, 2007

Manulife Surabaya celebrates 21st birthday with glittering Olympics–themed ceremony

Surabaya – To commemorate its 21-year presence in Surabaya, Manulife Surabaya Branch Office is inviting loyal customers to its ‘Bringing Dreams to Life’ event. ‘Bringing Dreams to Life’ is Manulife’s Olympic marketing theme, celebrating its status as the exclusive Life Insurance Partner of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The theme aims to promote Manulife’s firm commitment to helping customers realise their financial and retirement dreams. During the event, the Branch presents awards to its most loyal customers including those who have taken out the most policies.

Mr. Philip Hampden-Smith, Manulife Executive Vice President and General Manager, South East Asia Operations, said: “In 21 years, our Surabaya branch has grown to be an important part of Manulife’s business in Indonesia and today employs more than 550 staff and agents, serving more than 55,000 customers. Our remarkable growth is a tribute to our focus on constantly innovating our products and the way we do business. By continually refining and improving the products and service we provide, we are able to ensure our offering matches the ever-changing lifestyles of our customers.”

Such product innovation is at the heart of Max Protection Plan, a new unit-linked investment with 10-year term life insurance, which provides maximum insurance coverage for a premium tailored to the financial resources of each customer.

Mr. David Beynon, Director President, Manulife Indonesia explained: “Until now, policyholders could not always achieve the level of protection they wanted because they were limited by affordability. One of our aims is to ensure that quality insurance is within the reach of as many people as possible. By introducing this innovative product, many more people can now enjoy the level of insurance protection they require at an affordable price.”

Mr. Hampden-Smith continued: “We have customers who have been with us for many years and today I am delighted that so many are joining us for these very special celebrations. I firmly believe that products such as Max Protection Plan will help us to attract new customers who previously may have considered life insurance to be out of their reach and to cement our position as one of the leading providers in Surabaya’s vibrant life insurance market.”

Joining Messrs. Hampden-Smith and Beynon at the customer gathering event are Adi Purnomo, Manulife Indonesia Vice President Director; Nelly Husnayati, Executive Vice President and Chief Agency Officer; and Patrick Atkins, Assistant Vice President, Agency.

About Surabaya Branch Office
Manulife Indonesia’s Surabaya Branch commenced operations in 1986 and currently serves approximately 55,000 individual customers. In 2005, the Branch opened its second office at Jl. Kayun No. 30-32 in order to enhance its customer service. Supported by 550 professional agents and staff, the Branch strives to provide life insurance, employee benefits products, and wealth management services to customers in Surabaya and the surrounding areas.

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 as 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$414 billion (US$355 billion) as at December 31, 2006.

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:

Patrick Atkins
Assistant Vice President Agency
Manulife Indonesia
Tel (031) 568 6990
Fax (031) 568 6991

Kumala Ruslie
Marketing Director
Manulife Indonesia
Tel (021) 2355 9966
Fax (021) 391 1560