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For Immediate Release

March 20, 2007

Stuart Graham Named Vice President and Managing Director, Institutional Sales For MFC Global Investment Management

Sales Veteran To Lead MFC Global’s Business Development Activities Across Canada

Boston – Stuart Graham has been named vice president and managing director of institutional sales for MFC Global Investment Management, MFC Global’s Senior Vice President for Sales & Marketing Keith Walter said today.

Mr. Graham will be responsible for leading MFC Global’s institutional business development activities across Canada. He will report to Mr. Walter and his appointment is effective immediately.

“As our organization continues to grow, we're very pleased to have Stuart Graham join our sales team and help us serve the needs of plan sponsors across Canada,” Mr. Walter said. “He brings a wealth of experience to MFC Global, with more than a decade of experience developing institutional sales initiatives and building key relationships with leading institutional investors and investment consultants.”

Mr. Graham previously had worked at Fidelity Investments, where for many years he held a variety of sales positions within the company's Canadian institutional businesses. Previously he worked for Hewitt consulting company, and at McMillan, Binch and Mendelssohn, a Toronto law firm.

Mr. Graham graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a B.A. in History, and later earned his law degree from the University of Ottawa.

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 C$240 billion (more than U.S. $210 billion) in assets under management (as at December 31, 2006), 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.

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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Brian Carmichael