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For Immediate Release

January 30, 2007

Appointment of New Senior Management at Manulife Japan

Tokyo - Please be advised that the following two gentlemen have been appointed/promoted to the Corporate Officer and Vice-President effective on January 1, 2007.

Mr. Masatoshi Edo, who joined MLJ on January 1, 2007, now assumes the position of VP in charge of Wealth Management Pricing & Financial Management. Mr. Edo started his career in the life insurance industry as staff involved in actuarial works and since then experienced a wide range of operations including actuarial, product pricing, accounting, etc. at both domestic and foreign life insurers. Immediately before joining MLJ, he was active as an executive responsible for product development at a foreign life insurance company.

At MLJ, Mr. Edo will take a leadership role in pricing for investment-type products that are one of our strategically important areas for our future growth, as well as planning and management of financial and actuarial operations relating to investment-type products.

Mr. Tadayoshi Otsuka, who joined MLJ in 2004, has been responsible for product pricing as AVP of Product Pricing Department for the last few years and from now on will also cover other operations including product development in the capacity of VP. Prior to joining MLJ, Mr. Otsuka with more than 20 years’ experience in the life insurance industry, had been responsible for a broad range of reinsurance and actuarial operations, as well as taking a lead in reinsurance marketing efforts at a reinsurer in Japan.

Effective on January 1, 2007

New Title Old Title Name
Corporate Officer and
Vice-President (VP), Wealth Management Pricing & Financial Management
- Masatoshi Edo
Corporate Officer and
Vice-President (VP), Insurance Product and Pricing
Assistant Vice-President (AVP),
Product Pricing Department
Tadayoshi Otsuka

About Manulife
Manulife Life Insurance Company (“Manulife Japan”), a member company of the Manulife Financial group, holds the highest level "AAA" credit rating from Standard & Poor’s, one of the world’s most reliable credit rating agencies (as of December, 2006).

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$381 billion (US$341 billion) as at September 30.

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.  Manulife Japan can be found on the Internet at www.manulife.co.jp.

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For information related to this press release please contact:
Manulife Life Insurance Company
Saeko Yoshioka
Communications Department
Tel: 042-442-7180