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For Immediate Release

January 25, 2007

Manulife Indonesia opens new Branch office in Bandung

Larger office space required to accommodate substantial business growth

Bandung– Manulife Indonesia today celebrated the official opening of its new Branch office in the city of Bandung, located at Jl. Asia Afrika No. 142.

“To accommodate the growth of our business in Bandung and to enable us to further improve the services we provide to our customers, staff and agents, we have moved our Bandung management team, agency and staff into a larger and more efficient office,” said David Beynon, Manulife Indonesia President Director, who came to Bandung for the opening of the new office. Mr. Beynon was accompanied by Adi Purnomo, Vice President Director; Nelly Husnayati, Executive Vice President and Chief Agency Officer; and Jeffrey P. Newnam, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Serving more than 20,000 customers, the Branch is the 5th largest in Manulife Indonesia’s country-wide operation and was first established in 1986.

The Manulife Indonesia Branch Office at Jl. Asia Afrika No. 142, Bandung, will be occupied by more than 150 agents and staff. The new office is expected to help further improve the service provided to its customers, as well as support the Company’s goal to gain higher market shares in West Java life insurance, employee benefits and mutual fund markets.

“We plan to introduce a number of new and innovative products this year to meet the growing demand of our discerning customers in Bandung,” added Mr. Beynon.

Manulife Indonesia’s new address:
Jl. Asia Afrika No. 142, Bandung, Indonesia
Tel (022) 420 1945 Fax (022) 420 2058

About Manulife Indonesia
Manulife Indonesia offers the most comprehensive products and services in the Indonesian industry through life insurance, employee benefits and mutual fund products. Headquartered in Jakarta, Manulife Indonesia operates through a network of more than 100 branch offices in more than 20 cities throughout the country, supported by around 5,000 employees and full-time professional agents who serve almost 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$381 billion (US$341 billion) as at September 30, 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:

Benny M. Waworuntu
Assistant Vice President, Agency
Manulife Indonesia
Phone: (021) 2355 9966
Fax: (021) 2355 9900
E-mail: benny_mw@manulife.com

Kumala Ruslie
Assistant Director, Marketing
Manulife Indonesia
Phone: (021) 2355 9966
Fax: (021) 391 1560
E-mail: kumala_ruslie@manulife.com