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For Immediate Release

September 24, 2013

Manulife Financial Named One of Canada's Top Employers for Young People for Second Consecutive Year

Toronto - Manulife Financial announced today that it has been recognized as one of the "Top Employers for Young People in Canada" for the second consecutive year. The national competition awards Canadian employers for their leadership in the creation of exceptional workplaces for employees.

The award is part of the "Canada's Top 100 Employers" project and recognizes corporations for leadership in a variety of categories related to their role as employers.

"Young people are looking for global work experience and Manulife is able to further enhance career development by providing exposure to other countries and cultures," said Stephani Kingsmill, Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Communications. "We're proud of the programs we’ve developed that expose employees to the entire organization, build a solid foundation of skills and provide access to global work experiences that are critical to the development of our future leaders." 

Manulife Financial was evaluated on the benefits offered to young people such as tuition assistance, availability of co-op or work-study programs, mentorship and training programs, financial support for professional development and career management offerings.

Manulife Financial offers a variety of programs geared towards providing young people with the experiences and skills development they need to build a successful career. Leadership and actuarial development programs are offered on a rotational basis and provide exposure to different divisions and departments of the company.

Manulife's focus on global mobility encourages employees to discover Manulife by promoting internal movement to qualified employees looking for global opportunities, and gives critical international experience for those aspiring to senior roles in the organization. In particular, Manulife Financial's leading presence in Asia offers exciting and challenging opportunities for employees looking to advance their leadership capabilities.

About Manulife Financial
Manulife Financial is a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Clients look to Manulife for strong, reliable, trustworthy and forward-thinking solutions for their most significant financial decisions. Our international network of employees, agents and distribution partners offers financial protection and wealth management products and services to millions of clients. We also provide asset management services to institutional customers. Funds under management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were C$567 billion (US$539 billion) as at June 30, 2013. The Company operates as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia and primarily as John Hancock in the United States.

Manulife Financial Corporation trades as ‘MFC’ on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under '945' on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the Internet at manulife.com

For further information about the "Canada's Top 100 Employers" project, please visit: http://www.canadastop100.com/national/ 

Media Contact:
Bev MacLean
Manulife Financial
Beverley_maclean@manulife.com
416-852-8501