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For Immediate Release

March 26, 2007

MFC Global Investment Management (U.S.) Names Lynne H. Johnson To Head Client Services

Boston – MFC Global Investment Management (U.S.) said that it has named Lynne H. Johnson as managing director and head of client services. Ms. Johnson, who reports to John T. Litzow, Senior Vice President, Institutional Investments and Services, joined the company on March 19.

“We’re delighted to fill this critical role in client service with someone of Lynne’s caliber and experience, as we continue to expand the distribution of our equity and fixed income strategies to a broad range of institutional investors in the United States,” said Mr. Litzow. He added that the 10-person Institutional Investments and Services team will be hiring additional members in the marketing, client relationship, sales and administration areas.

Ms. Johnson most recently served as vice president, institutional relationship and product management, with J.P. Morgan Institutional Investments in Boston. Prior to that, she held positions with OTM Communications & Business Consulting Services, and Fidelity Investments, both in Boston. A resident of Newton, Massachusetts, she earned a BA in Economics from Boston College and attended the National Trust School at Northwestern University. She holds Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses.

About MFC Global Investment Management (U.S.), LLC
MFC Global Investment Management (U.S.), LLC (“MFC Global (U.S.)”) is a Boston-based firm focused on investment management for institutional clients. MFC Global (U.S.) offers a diverse selection of actively managed equity and fixed income strategies across the investment spectrum. The firm’s strategies are managed through a disciplined investment process that seeks to provide consistently superior returns. With more than $25 billion in assets under management, MFC Global (U.S.) manages money for institutions such as public and corporate pension funds, mutual funds and private clients. MFC Global (U.S.) has six equity and four fixed income teams whose investment staff averages 19 years of investment experience.

MFC Global (U.S.) is a part of MFC Global Investment Management, the international investment brand of Manulife Financial. For more information please visit www.mfcglobalus.com.

About MFC Global Investment Management
MFC Global Investment Management is the diversified investment management group of Manulife Financial, with investment offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, and throughout Southeast Asia. MFC Global has more than 100 years of experience managing portfolios for the Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, John Hancock Life Insurance Company, and other major clients. With more than US$210 billion in assets under management, MFC Global Investment Management is a leading global investment management group. Additional information about MFC Global Investment Management may be found at www.mfcglobal.com.

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. 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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Beth McGoldrick