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Tokyo, December 25, 2008
Elementary school children gain management experience as CEOs of own cap businesses
On Sunday, December 7, the national championship tournament of the third annual “Manulife CAPS Management Contest”, organized by Junior Achievement of Japan, with the support of Central Community Chest of and the special sponsorship of Manulife Life Insurance Company, was held at the Manulife Japan Head Office. More
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Waterloo, December 19, 2008
Manulife Financial donates $100,000 to 15 charities, $40,000 to Food Banks Canada and $25,000 to Breakfast for Learning to support those in need
In the spirit of the holiday season, Manulife Financial’s Canadian Division is donating $100,000 to charities in four cities where it has major employee locations, $40,000 to Food Banks Canada plus $25,000 to Breakfast for Learning. More
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Waterloo, December 19, 2008
Manulife Financial and its employees donate $17,000 and more than four tonnes of food locally to help those in need this holiday season
Manulife Financial and its employees in Kitchener-Waterloo are donating $8,500 and more than four tonnes of food to the Food Bank of Waterloo Region, plus another $8,500 to St. John’s Kitchen to support those in need during the holiday season. More
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Boston, December 18, 2008
John Hancock Launches Accumulation Variable Universal Life Product
John Hancock Life Insurance today announced the launch of a new Accumulation VUL product, a variable universal life policy that offers superior cash value and retirement income potential to pre-retirees. More
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Toronto, December 18, 2008
Court approves Manulife Securities settlement with Société Générale
Manulife Securities Investment Services Inc. (Manulife Securities) announced today that the Honourable Justice Colin Campbell of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice approved the settlement of a class action lawsuit that Manulife Securities commenced against Société Générale (Canada) (Société Générale) and related entities on its behalf and on behalf of all purchasers of certain investment products of Portus Alternative Asset Management Inc. and related entities. More
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Taipei, December 17, 2008
Rich Experience in Insurance Industry all over Asia - Mark O’Dell outlines his plans to bring Manulife Taiwan to new heights
Mark O’Dell, the new president and CEO of Manulife Taiwan, has grasped the current situation and future opportunities for the insurance industry in Taiwan in the short time since his appointment. Shortly after his appointment, he announced that he will launch more varieties of products and focus on offering superior quality of customer service to cultivate the market in Taiwan and to enlarge the business scope of the company. More
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Boston, December 16, 2008
John Hancock LTC Enhances Producer Website
John Hancock Long-Term Care (LTC) Insurance has launched a new and improved version of its producer website to make it easier for financial professionals to access and order LTC insurance marketing materials, sales forms, and training tools online. More
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Boston, December 16, 2008
John Hancock Financial Announces Top American Kara Goucher To Run 2009 Boston Marathon
In its 24th year as the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the signing of Olympian and World Championship bronze medalist Kara Goucher for the 113th running of the race on April 20, 2009. More
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Boston, December 15, 2008
John Hancock Expands LTC Training Effort with ClearCert High Usage By Producers and Streamlines Process for Insurers
John Hancock Life Insurance Company (John Hancock) is reinforcing its commitment to helping producers meet new long-term care insurance (LTCI) training requirements through an affiliation with the ClearCert Clearinghouse. More
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Toronto, December 11, 2008
Manulife Financial completes $2.275 billion equity offerings
Manulife Financial Corporation (MFC) announced today that the offerings of its common shares announced on December 2, 2008 have been completed raising a total of $2.275 billion. More
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Toronto, December 11, 2008
Manulife Mutual Funds receives approval for fund mergers
Manulife Mutual Funds has received securityholder approval to merge the following funds... More
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Boston, December 10, 2008
Survey Reveals Top Financial Representatives Want Some Independence and Some Support
In a new advisor survey released today, top financial representatives expressed that a combination of independent broker/dealer and traditional career system offerings would make them most successful. More
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Tokyo, December 9, 2008
“Winning Run” to be Launched Through HSBC Premier
In order to meet the lifetime protection needs of families who have lost a loved one, Manulife Life Insurance Company... More
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Halifax, December 9, 2008
Manulife invests $500,000 in Nova Scotia mental health projects
Nova Scotians living with a mental illness will benefit from a $500,000 donation announced today by Manulife Financial to support early intervention programs and community-focused living residences. More
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China, December 8, 2008
Manulife-Sinochem launches family-based income protector “AN XIN”
Manulife-Sinochem has launched its first family-oriented income protector product - “AN XIN”, which provides monthly income upon cancer, accidental disability or death of the insured. More
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Hong Kong, December 5, 2008
Commitment to service-quality management earns insurer two coveted Six Sigma Awards
Manulife (International) Limited (MIL) has picked up two Six Sigma awards, under the categories Projects and Leaders, for its commitment in bringing first-class service quality to its customers – and further freeing them from worry in times of stress. More
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Boston, December 4, 2008
John Hancock Financial Network Offers Bank Owned Life Insurance Resource to its Independent Career Firms Nationally
Ramsey Partners, LLC, a specialty bank consulting firm, has moved its affiliation to John Hancock Financial Network (JHFN). Through Empire Financial Partners, an independent office of John Hancock Financial Network in Buffalo, NY, they will offer bank owned life insurance (BOLI) consulting resources to the entire network nationally, announced Peter Gordon, President of JHFN. More
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Tokyo, December 3, 2008
Recipients of Donations from the “Manulife Japan Fundraising Campaign to Improve the Medical Treatment Environment for Children” Announced
On Sunday, November 30, the NPO Children’s Heath Forum (Aichi Prefecture; Center Director: Minoru Tanabe), a non-profit organization which aims to improve the medical treatment environment for children at hospitals nationwide to facilitate children’s recovery, announced the recipients of donations from the “Manulife Japan Fundraising Campaign to Improve the Medical Treatment Environment for Children”. More
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Toronto, December 2, 2008
Manulife Financial bolsters its capital position
Manulife Financial Corporation (MFC) will further strengthen its financial and capital position by issuing $2.125 billion in common equity which would raise its regulatory capital ratio to one of the highest levels in the Company’s history. More
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Waterloo, December 1, 2008
Manulife earns second consecutive “Excellent” rating from DALBAR for group savings plan member statements
Manulife Financial Group Savings and Retirement Solutions (GSRS) has once again received an “Excellent” rating for its year-end plan member statement, according to a recently-released study by DALBAR, a leading communications consulting firm. More
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Kuala Lumpur, November 27, 2008
Manulife Malaysia donates electrical items to Home for the Elderly
Manulife Insurance Berhad recently donated electrical goods to the Amitabha Old Folk’s Home in Kuala Lumpur to help improve the quality of life of the residents. More
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Toronto, November 26, 2008
Manulife Financial announces effectiveness of amendments to trust indentures of its subsidiary John Hancock Canadian Corporation
Manulife Financial Corporation (“MFC”), and its subsidiaries, John Hancock Financial Services, Inc. (“JHFS”) and John Hancock Canadian Corporation (“JHCC”), jointly announced that effective today, the trust indenture governing JHCC’s 6.672% Senior Unsecured Notes due May 31, 2011 and the trust indenture governing JHCC’s 6.496% Senior Unsecured Notes due November 30, 2011 have been amended. More
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Toronto, November 26, 2008
Manulife Securities announces settlement with Société Générale
Manulife Securities Investment Services Inc. announced today that it has reached a settlement with Société Générale (Canada) and related entities of a lawsuit that it commenced under the Class Proceedings Act of Ontario on its behalf and on behalf of all purchasers of certain investment products of Portus Alternative Asset Management Inc. and related entities. More
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Tokyo, November 26, 2008
Manulife Japan Reports Strong Results in Major Performance Indicators, Maintains Robust Financial Strength Despite Challenging Economic Environment
Manulife Life Insurance Company (Head Office: Chofu-shi, Tokyo; President and CEO: Craig Bromley) (hereinafter called “Manulife Japan”) announces its first half results for fiscal year 2008 (the six-month period from April 2008 through September 2008). More
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Tokyo, November 25, 2008
Manulife Japan Commences Sales of “New Prosperity Increasing Term Life Insurance”
Manulife Life Insurance Company (hereinafter “Manulife Japan”; Head Office: Chofu-shi, Tokyo; Craig Bromley, President and CEO) will commence sales nationwide of “New Prosperity Increasing Term Life Insurance” through its PlanRight Advisors (Manulife Japan’s own sales representatives) sales network starting November 27, 2008. More
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Toronto, November 24, 2008
Manulife Financial announces approval of amendments to trust indentures by noteholders of its subsidiary John Hancock Canadian Corporation
Manulife Financial Corporation (“MFC”), and its subsidiaries, John Hancock Financial Services, Inc. (“JHFS”) and John Hancock Canadian Corporation (“JHCC”), jointly announced today that noteholders of JHCC have approved certain amendments to the trust indenture governing JHCC’s 6.672% Senior Unsecured Notes due May 31, 2011 and to the trust indenture governing JHCC’s 6.496% Senior Unsecured Notes due November 30, 2011. More
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Manila, November 24, 2008
Manulife Philippines reports third quarter results for 2008
Manulife Philippines’ regular premium sales for the combined Life and Pre-Need businesses increased by 22 per cent in the third quarter of 2008 compared with the third quarter of 2007. More
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Boston, November 20, 2008
John Hancock Announces Results of National Long-Term Care Cost of Care Study
John Hancock Life Insurance Company (John Hancock) today announced the results of an in-depth study of the 2008 costs of long-term care (LTC), which found that LTC costs have been increasing in line with inflation in recent years. More
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Boston, November 19, 2008
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Honored with 14 Awards for Communications Excellence
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JHRPS) has been recognized for communications excellence by the League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) with fourteen awards, including five that received “Top 100” distinction. More
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China, November 18, 2008
Manulife-Sinochem is awarded Canada China Business Council’s “Outstanding Achievement Award”
Manulife-Sinochem has been presented with the “Outstanding Achievement Award” at the Canada China Business Council’s (CCBC) awards. More
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Boston, November 18, 2008
John Hancock Financial Announces Top American Ryan Hall to Run 2009 Boston Marathon
In its 24th year as the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the signing of Olympic marathoner and American half marathon record holder Ryan Hall for the 113th running of the race on April 20, 2009. More
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Waterloo, November 17, 2008
Manulife Financial offers range of new Tax-Free Savings Accounts
Manulife Financial is now offering Canadians multiple options to start saving money to contribute toward their Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs). More
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Boston, November 17, 2008
John Hancock Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund Actively Repurchasing Shares
John Hancock Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund (NYSE: HTD) announced today that pursuant to its share repurchase plan, the Fund repurchased 3,548,570 common shares or approximately 8.43% of its outstanding shares since the share repurchase program was announced on December 4, 2007. More
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Hong Kong, November 14, 2008
Manulife fund managers named as Most Astute Investors in Local Currency Bonds 2008
Five Manulife fixed income fund managers in Asia have been named among the “Most Astute Investors in Local Currency Bonds 2008” in The Asset’s Benchmark Research. More
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Hong Kong, November 10, 2008
Manulife is Hong Kong’s “Best Company for Financial Planning Excellence” — again
For the second year running, Manulife (International) Limited (MIL) has been designated Hong Kong’s “Best Company for Financial Planning Excellence” in the insurance sector of the SCMP/IFPHK Financial Planner Awards. More
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Toronto, November 6, 2008
Manulife Financial Corporation reports third quarter results and $3 billion loan financing
Manulife Financial Corporation (“MFC”) today reported quarterly shareholders’ net income of $510 million and fully diluted earnings per share of $0.33, compared to net income of $1,070 million and fully diluted earnings per share of $0.70 for the same period last year. More
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Toronto, November 6, 2008
Manulife Financial Corporation declares dividends
Manulife Financial Corporation’s Board of Directors today declared a quarterly shareholders’ dividend of $0.26 per share on the common shares of the Company payable on or after December 19, 2008 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 18, 2008. More
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Hong Kong, November 5, 2008
Fifth Web Care Gold Award for Manulife
Manulife (International) Limited has been awarded its fifth Web Care Award Gold Award by the Internet Professional Association (iProA) in recognition of the user-friendliness and accessibility of its website. More
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Hong Kong, October 31, 2008
Manulife Announces New Senior Appointments
Manulife (International) Limited (MIL) announces the appointments of the following senior executives. More
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Boston, October 30, 2008
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Signs Distribution Agreement with Morgan Stanley
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (RPS) has increased the number of advisors able to offer services to 401(k) plans through a new distribution agreement reached with Morgan Stanley. More
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Boston, October 29, 2008
Patriot Premium Dividend Fund II (NYSE: PDT) Announces Final Results Of Tender Offer
John Hancock Patriot Premium Dividend Fund II (NYSE: PDT) (the “Fund”) announced today the final results of its tender offer for up to 2,768,417 shares of its common stock representing up to five percent of its issued and outstanding shares of common stock, at a price equal to 98% of the Fund's net asset value (“NAV”) per share on the date the tender offer expired. More
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Hong Kong, October 28, 2008
Manulife fund managers named as Most Astute Investors in Local Currency Bonds 2008
Five Manulife fixed income fund managers in Asia have been named among the “Most Astute Investors in Local Currency Bonds 2008” in The Asset’s Benchmark Research. More
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Hong Kong, October 28, 2008
Manulife Closes Acquisition of Fuhwa Securities Investment Trust
Manulife Asset Management Hong Kong has completed its acquisition of Fuhwa Securities Investment Trust Co., Ltd. (Fuhwa SITE). More
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Boston, October 27, 2008
MFC Global Investment Management Names Jeffrey Santerre to Head U.S. Product Management
MFC Global Investment Management has named Jeffrey Santerre, CAIA, as head of product management in the U.S. More
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Waterloo, October 24, 2008
Canadians looking for stability: Manulife Investor Sentiment Index
Cash and fixed income investments are narrowing the gap on Canadians’ own homes as the most popular havens to put money these days, according to a national poll for Manulife Financial, Canada’s leading insurance and wealth management company. More
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Boston, October 24, 2008
Patriot Premium Dividend Fund II (NYSE: PDT) Announces Expiration of Tender Offer
John Hancock Patriot Premium Dividend Fund II (NYSE: PDT) (the “Fund”) announced today the preliminary results of its tender offer for up to 2,768,417 shares of its common stock representing up to five percent of its issued and outstanding shares of common stock, at a price equal to 98% of the Fund's net asset value (“NAV”) per share on the date the tender offer expired. More
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Toronto, October 23, 2008
Manulife Financial to release third quarter financial results
Manulife Financial Corporation will release its third quarter financial results on the morning of Thursday, November 6, 2008 followed by a live webcast of the quarterly conference call with analysts beginning at 2:00 p.m. (ET). More
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Toronto, October 16, 2008
Manulife Financial Corporation Ratings Unchanged by Standard & Poor’s
Manulife Financial Corporation today announced that its Standard & Poor’s credit ratings are unchanged, according to the bulletin titled “Manulife Financial Corp. Ratings Unchanged After Highlights On Third–Quarter Results,” which was published by Standard & Poor’s on October 14, 2008. More
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Toronto, October 14, 2008
Manulife Financial announces proxy solicitation relating to outstanding public debt of its subsidiary John Hancock Canadian Corporation
Manulife Financial Corporation (“MFC”), and its subsidiaries, John Hancock Financial Services, Inc. (“JHFS”) and John Hancock Canadian Corporation (“JHCC”), jointly announced today the commencement of proxy solicitations relating to the outstanding public debt of JHCC. More
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Toronto, October 13, 2008
Manulife Financial Corporation releases key aspects of its financial position
In light of unprecedented market volatility, Manulife Financial is releasing important information about key aspects of its financial position to reassure its stakeholders. More
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Boston, October 7, 2008
John Hancock Funds Advances Two Spots in 'kasina' Rankings of Top Financial Intermediary Web Sites for 2008
John Hancock Funds has been named one of the Top 10 web sites for financial intermediaries for 2008 by 'kasina', an asset management consulting firm. More
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Toronto, October 6, 2008
Sunnybrook launches Let’s Face This campaign to confront the stigma of mental illness
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre today launched Let’s Face This – Confront the Stigma of Mental Illness, an innovative web–based initiative to address the growing public health issue. More
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Toronto, September 30, 2008
Manulife Mutual Funds announces Simplicity portfolio enhancements
Manulife Mutual Funds announced today that it has made significant enhancements to the Simplicity asset allocation investment program. More
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Toronto, September 29, 2008
Manulife Investments launches product allocation strategy to help Canadians better plan and protect their retirement income
As more and more baby boomers near retirement, Manulife Investments is launching a product allocation approach to help Canadians work with their advisors, as they plan ahead for retirement. More
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Toronto, September 29, 2008
Manulife Investments partners with finance experts to help Canadians plan for retirement
Manulife Investments is partnering with Dr. Moshe Milevsky, a renowned personal finance expert, and Toronto–based QWeMA Group to provide advisors with a new retirement income strategy focused on product allocation for their clients. More
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Yangzhou, September 26, 2008
Manulife–Sinochem expands business in Jiangsu Province with a new sales office license in Yangzhou
Manulife–Sinochem Life Insurance Co. Ltd. (MSL) has recently received approval from the China Insurance Regulatory Commission to establish a new Sales Office in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province. More
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Kuala Lumpur, September 26, 2008
Manulife Malaysia brings Raya Cheers to the less fortunate
Underprivileged children from Rumah Titian Kasih were recently treated to new Raya clothes as well as a Buka Puasa dinner by Manulife Malaysia and the HMCS Protecteur, a Pacific fleet supply ship of the Canadian navy. More
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Boston, September 25, 2008
Perspective on Recent Market Events by John Hancock Tax–Advantaged Global Shareholder Yield Fund’s (NYSE: HTY) Subadviser Epoch Investment Partners, Inc.
The unprecedented turmoil in global financial markets leads many investors to question future equity return expectations and the stability of the financial system itself. More
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Toronto, September 24, 2008
Manulife Mutual Funds announces fund mergers
Manulife Mutual Funds, a division of Elliott & Page Limited, has received approval from its Independent Review Committee to undertake a series of fund mergers. More
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Toronto, September 22, 2008
Manulife Financial’s Investor Day to be Webcast live
Manulife Financial will present a webcast of its Investor Day meeting on Monday, September 29, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. More
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Toronto, September 22, 2008
Manulife Investments enhances Canada’s first Guaranteed Minimum Withdrawal Benefit product
Manulife will offer an unlimited income bonus period to investors in its industry–leading IncomePlus product, plus other changes announced today, to provide more flexibility for younger and older Canadians saving for their retirement. More
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Boston, September 22, 2008
John Hancock to Unify Global Fund Selection and Monitoring
John Hancock’s Investment Management Services (IMS) group has expanded its role of providing investment manager selection and review services within its parent company, Manulife, the company said today. More
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Boston, September 22, 2008
MFC Global Investment Management (U.S.) Adds Dennis McCafferty to High Yield Team
MFC Global Investment Management (U.S.), LLC ('MFC Global (U.S.)') has hired Dennis McCafferty, CFA, as an analyst and member of the high yield and strategic bond teams. More
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Boston, September 18, 2008
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Receives 14 Marketing Awards from the Insurance and Financial Communications Association
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (RPS) received 14 awards from The Insurance and Financial Communicators Association (I.F.C.A.) for marketing and communications creativity, design and writing. Winners were announced at I.F.C.A.’s annual gala and award ceremony, which was held on Tuesday September 16th at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, MA. More
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Toronto, September 16, 2008
Manulife Releases Details on Selected Exposures
In light of recent events, Manulife Financial Corporation confirmed today that it has the following exposures (all amounts in US dollars unless stated otherwise) at the close of business September 15, 2008: More
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Tokyo, September 12, 2008
Manulife Japan Commences Sales of an Innovative Investment–Type Annuity Product “Jack–in–the–Box” through Tohoku Bank
Manulife Japan will commence sales of “Jack–in–the–Box”, an innovative investment–type annuity insurance product that enables customers to lock in and ensure investment gains, through Tohoku Bank. More
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Kuala Lumpur, September 11, 2008
Manulife Malaysia Awards Outstanding Athletes at Beijing Olympic Games
Worldwide Olympic Partner Manulife Malaysia today presented cash prizes worth RM39,500 to 15 athletes for their outstanding performance at the recent Olympic Games in Beijing. More
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Boston, September 10, 2008
John Hancock Announces Launch of JH Spectrum Fixed Annuity Product
John Hancock today announced the launch of a new fixed deferred annuity product–JH Spectrum. More
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Hong Kong, September 10, 2008
Manulife earns Wastewi$e Label
Manulife (International) Limited has been granted permission to use the Wastewi$e Label – Level “Good” – as a reward for its successful efforts to avoid wastage at the company over the past year. More
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Waterloo, September 9, 2008
Manulife Financial receives Silver Quality Award from National Quality Institute
Manulife Financial’s Canadian Individual Wealth Management Operations, which serves Manulife Investments and Manulife Securities International businesses, has been recognized for outstanding achievements in quality. More
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Boston, September 9, 2008
MFC Global Investment Management (U.S.) Names Reid Kilberg to Sales Team
MFC Global Investment Management (U.S.), LLC (“MFC Global”) has named Reid A. Kilberg to its sales team, effective September 2nd. More
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Boston, September 8, 2008
John Hancock adds Emerging Markets Value Fund to 529 lineup
John Hancock Freedom 529 has added the John Hancock Funds II Emerging Markets Value Fund, subadvised by Dimensional Fund Advisors, in four of the John Hancock Freedom 529 college savings plan enrollment–based portfolios and one of its static portfolios. More
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Kuala Lumpur, September 8, 2008
Manulife helps local underprivileged kids to get into the spirit of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games with a special Kids’ Olympics
Children from four underprivileged homes in the Klang Valley got their very own taste of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games recently when Manulife Malaysia organised a Kids’ Olympics, a special sports carnival. More
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Toronto, September 8, 2008
Manulife Names New Leadership
Today, Arthur Sawchuk, Chair of the Board of Directors of Manulife Financial, announced that Donald A. Guloien will succeed Dominic D’Alessandro as its next President and CEO, effective May 7, 2009. More
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Waterloo, September 5, 2008
Manulife Financial launches Workplace Solutions for Mental Health
Manulife Financial has launched Workplace Solutions for Mental Health, an innovative, practical solution that works with an employer’s existing disability and absence management programs to proactively manage mental health in the workplace. More
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Toronto, September 3, 2008
Manulife Financial Head of Canadian Division to present at Scotia Capital’s Financials Summit Conference
Paul Rooney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Manulife Canada Ltd., will present at Scotia Capital’s Financials Summit in Toronto on Wednesday, September 10, 2008. More
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Chongqing, September 3, 2008
Manulife–Sinochem develops its business in the Midwest of China following approval from CIRC to operate in Chongqing
Manulife–Sinochem is continuing its expansion in China in 2008, and in August, received approval from the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) Chongqing Bureau to open a Branch in Chongqing. More
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Toronto, September 2, 2008
Manulife Mutual Funds announces multiple product enhancements
Manulife Mutual Funds, a division of Elliott & Page Limited, announced today a number of enhancements to its Simplified Prospectus. More
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Tokyo, September 2, 2008
Manulife Financial’s Asia Investor Conference schedule
On September 9, 2008, Manulife Financial will host an Investor Conference in Tokyo, Japan for the institutional investment community. More
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Hong Kong, September 2, 2008
“I’mWell” by Manulife
Manulife (International) Limited launches the FIRST standalone medical reimbursement insurance plan of its kind, with guarantees well into retirement, namely: (1) guaranteed coverage to age 100, (2) guaranteed option to step up hospitalisation coverage at retirement and a (3) guaranteed money back option on surrender. More
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Beijing, August 28, 2008
Manulife delegation attend 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
Manulife Philippines sent a delegation of over 100 top financial advisors, senior executives and business partners to the XXIX Olympic Games in Beijing, China as part of a program organized by Olympic sponsor Manulife Financial, worldwide life insurance partner of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. More
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Tokyo, August 21, 2008
“My Helper”, a New Investment–Type Lifetime Care Annuity Insurance Product, to be Launched Through Tottori Bank
As part of its strategic initiative for expanding distribution channels via partner financial institutions to meet the increasing needs for nursing care, Manulife Life Insurance Company has developed an investment–type lifetime care annuity insurance product exclusively for the bancassurance market. More
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Hong Kong, August 20, 2008
Hong Kong people opt for higher equity investment to support retirement savings
People in Hong Kong are worried that their retirement savings will be insufficient to sustain their standard of living during their retirement, according to an online poll conducted by Manulife (International) Limited. More
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Hong Kong, August 19, 2008
Manulife To Acquire Fuhwa Securities Investment Trust
Manulife International Ltd. today has signed an agreement with Yuanta Financial Holding Co., Ltd. to acquire Fuhwa Securities Investment Trust Co., Ltd. More
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Boston, August 19, 2008
John Hancock Launches College Savings Back–To–School Campaign With Roll Of The Die
John Hancock Freedom 529 launched its annual back–to–school campaign with an innovative marketing tool designed to grab financial consultants’ attention: a full–fledged leave–behind board game for young players ages 5–10, called “The Road to College.” More
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Taipei, August 18, 2008
Manulife launches “Labor Insurance Pension Consulting Group”
New group of specially–trained Manulife Taiwan agents will provide up to date retirement advice services to Taiwanese workers. More
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Tokyo, August 15, 2008
“Kaigo Oen dan”, a New Investment–Type Lifetime Care Annuity Insurance Product, to be Launched Through Resona Bank
As part of its strategic initiative for expanding distribution channels via partner financial institutions to meet the increasing needs for nursing care, Manulife Japan has developed an investment–type lifetime care annuity insurance product exclusively for the bancassurance market. More
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Jakarta, August 15, 2008
Manulife Indonesia announces first semester 2008 results
PT Asuransi Jiwa Manulife Indonesia today announces the strong growth of second quarter results. More
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Tokyo, August 14, 2008
Manulife Japan Reports Solid First Quarter Sales and Earnings with Strong Performance in Both Insurance and Wealth Management Products
Manulife Japan announces its financial results for the first quarter of FY 2008. More
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Tokyo, August 8, 2008
Manulife Japan Commences Sales of an Innovative Investment–Type Annuity Product “Jack–in–the–Box” through Mie Bank
Manulife Japan will commence sales of “Jack–in–the–Box”, an innovative investment–type annuity insurance product that enables customers to lock in and ensure investment gains, through Mie Bank. More
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Tokyo, August 8, 2008
Manulife Japan Commences Sales of an Innovative Investment–Type Annuity Product “Jack–in–the–Box” through Daishi Bank
Manulife Japan will commence sales of “Jack–in–the–Box”, an innovative investment–type annuity insurance product that enables customers to lock in and ensure investment gains, through Daishi Bank. More
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Toronto, August 7, 2008
Updated Call–in Information for Manulife Financial Corporation’s Second Quarter Earnings Results Conference Call
Manulife Financial Corporation has released updated information for its Second Quarter Earnings Results Conference Call at 2:00 p.m. ET on August 7, 2008. More
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Toronto, August 7, 2008
Manulife Financial Corporation reports strong second quarter sales and increased shareholder dividends
Manulife Financial Corporation today reported quarterly shareholders’ net income of $1,008 million and fully diluted earnings per share of $0.66, compared to net income of $1,102 million and fully diluted earnings per share of $0.71 for the same period last year. More
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Toronto, August 7, 2008
Manulife Financial Corporation declares dividends
Manulife Financial Corporation’s Board of Directors today declared a quarterly shareholders’ dividend of $0.26 per share, an increase of $0.02 per share, on the common shares of the Company payable on or after September 19, 2008 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 19, 2008. More
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Toronto, August 7, 2008
Robert J. Harding appointed to Manulife Board of Directors
Manulife Financial Corporation and The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company will welcome Robert J. Harding, Chairman of Brookfield Asset Management Inc., to their Boards of Directors on October 2, 2008. More
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Boston, July 30, 2008
John Hancock Funds Launches Redesigned Adviser Center
John Hancock Funds announced the launch of its newly redesigned Adviser Center on its award–winning web site www.jhfunds.com. More
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Boston, July 30, 2008
John Hancock Joins LifePlans, Inc. and the Department of Health and Human Services to Pilot Fall Prevention Program for Seniors
John Hancock Life Insurance Company was selected by LifePlans, Inc. in conjunction with the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to pilot a Living Independently and Falls–free Together (LIFT) program to study education and awareness methods designed to help prevent falls among older Americans. More
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Yantai, July 29, 2008
Manulife–Sinochem further expands business in Shandong Province with the opening of a new sales office in Yantai
Manulife–Sinochem Life Insurance Co. Ltd. (MSL) today holds a grand opening ceremony of its Yantai Sales Office, Shandong province. More
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Boston, July 29, 2008
John Hancock Introduces New Protection UL–G
John Hancock Life Insurance today announced the launch of its new Protection UL–G product. More
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Toronto, July 24, 2008
RBC Manulife Investments Principal Protected Deposit Notes now available
Canadian investors can benefit from a new series of principal protected Notes that provides access to world–class investment managers and can generate potential returns based on exposure to equity markets. More
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Toronto, July 24, 2008
Manulife Financial to release second quarter financial results
Manulife Financial Corporation will release its second quarter financial results on the morning of Thursday, August 7, 2008 followed by a live webcast of the quarterly conference call with analysts beginning at 2:00 p.m. (ET). More
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Waterloo, July 23, 2008
Manulife Investor Sentiment Index rises slightly as investors adjust
Canadians generally say they kept positive about investing in the past quarter, despite daily news about volatile equity markets, rising gas and food prices plus U.S. sub–prime lending woes, according to a national poll for Manulife Financial, Canada’s leading insurance and wealth management company. More
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Kuala Lumpur, July 23, 2008
Manulife Malaysia launches first–of–its–kind investment–linked plan with guaranteed withdrawal benefit
Manulife Malaysia today launched Secure Income Plus, a first–of–its–kind investment–linked retirement income plan in Malaysia. More
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Hong Kong, July 23, 2008
Trip of a lifetime for Manulife athletes, customers and staff
As the official Worldwide Life Insurance Partner of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Manulife (International) Limited gave a warm send–off to the Team Manulife athletes, its privileged customers, staff and top financial advisors prior to them travelling to the Chinese capital next month. More
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Boston, July 21, 2008
John Hancock Variable Annuities Launches 'Advisor of Choice'
John Hancock Variable Annuities today announced a major program designed to support advisors’ efforts to expand their business with simple new tools to develop guaranteed retirement income plans for their clients. More
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Hong Kong, July 18, 2008
Manulife launches “One Dream” online campaign to benefit children with Thalassaemia
Manulife (International) Limited has launched an innovative twofold initiative “One Dream” online charity campaign, to encourage the public to rediscover and express their dreams that will in turn, contributes to realizing dreams for the children in need. More
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Kuching, July 17, 2008
Manulife Lends Helping Hand to Cancer and Autistic Children in Kuching
Manulife Malaysia recently presented electrical goods to the Sarawak Children’s Cancer Society and the Kuching Autistic Association in Kuching to help improve the quality of life of the children they care for. More
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Toronto, July 14, 2008
Manulife Mutual Funds appoints highly respected sub–advisor to lead Manulife Small Cap Value Fund
Manulife Mutual Funds, a division of Elliott & Page Limited, announced today that Foyston, Gordon & Payne Inc. will assume sub–advisor responsibilities for the Manulife Small Cap Value Fund used in the Manulife Simplicity Portfolios, effective August 26, 2008. More
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Hong Kong, July 10, 2008
Trio of awards confirms Manulife’s service superiority
Manulife (International) Limited has clocked up an impressive hat–trick of awards – two of them for no fewer than the ninth and fifth times, respectively – that underlines the insurer’s commitment to providing the very highest level of service, and the public’s recognition of such dedicated endeavour. More
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Toronto, July 9, 2008
Manulife Mutual Funds receives regulatory approval to launch Manulife Mawer Mutual Funds
Manulife Mutual Funds is pleased to announce they have received regulatory approval to launch a new suite of retail mutual funds. More
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Boston, July 7, 2008
John Hancock Freedom 529 Enhances Marketing Tools To Support Financial Consultants’ Marketing Efforts
John Hancock Freedom 529 updated two of its most popular marketing tools to help financial consultants (FCs) in their efforts to build their businesses. More
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Boston, July 3, 2008
John Hancock Completes Distribution of $1.8 Billion to Shareholders of All Outstanding Preferred Shares of Closed–End Funds
John Hancock Funds today mailed the final set of redemption checks to shareholders of outstanding preferred shares issued by its seven closed–end funds. More
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Toronto, July 2, 2008
Manulife Securities is new name across Canada for combined Manulife, Berkshire–TWC businesses
Manulife Securities is the new trade name for a group of companies consisting of a mutual fund dealer, investment dealer and insurance agency operating across Canada, following Manulife’s purchase of Berkshire–TWC Financial Group Inc. More
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Hong Kong, June 30, 2008
Manulife Centre Holds Free Seminar
The Manulife Centre for Children with Specific Learning Disabilities (MCCSLD) is holding a free seminar on Saturday, July 5, 2008, to introduce effective ways of learning English as a second language for dyslexic students. More
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Boston, June 30, 2008
John Hancock Funds Offers “Emergency Checklist” To Prepare For Financial And Personal Emergencies
John Hancock Funds is making available on its web site a complimentary, eight–page Emergency Checklist brochure that investors may download and print, as a way to help prepare for emergencies. More
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Boston, June 30, 2008
John Hancock Enhances Flagship Long–Term Care Insurance Product
John Hancock Life Insurance Company (John Hancock) announced that it is adding new benefits to its flagship long–term care (LTC) insurance policy to meet the needs of today’s LTC insurance buyers. More
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Waterloo, June 27, 2008
Manulife Investments expands IncomePlus fund offering
Manulife Investments has announced that it will give clients and advisors significantly more investment choice in its industry–leading Guaranteed Minimum Withdrawal Benefit (GMWB) product, IncomePlus. More
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Toronto, June 26, 2008
Manulife Financial completes Medium Term Note Offering
Manulife Financial Corporation (the “Company”) has successfully completed its previously announced offering of $950,000,000 principal amount, in two tranches of medium term notes constituting senior indebtedness, pursuant to its medium term note program. More
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Tokyo, June 20, 2008
“My Helper”, a New Investment–Type Lifetime Care Annuity Insurance Product, to be Launched Through Hiroshima Bank
As part of its strategic initiative for expanding distribution channels via partner financial institutions to meet the increasing needs for nursing care, Manulife Japan has developed an investment–type lifetime care annuity insurance product exclusively for the bancassurance market. More
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Halifax, June 19, 2008
Manulife Financial to donate $10,000 to Canadian Red Cross for Porter’s Lake and Tantallon fires
Through its Halifax Community Board, Manulife Financial will donate $10,000 to the Canadian Red Cross disaster management program in response to recent major forest fires near Porter’s Lake and Tantallon, Nova Scotia. More
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Toronto, June 19, 2008
Manulife Financial to issue Medium Term Notes
Manulife Financial Corporation (the “Company”) intends to issue up to $950,000,000 principal amount in two tranches of medium term notes constituting senior indebtedness pursuant to its medium term note program. More
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Boston, June 16, 2008
John Hancock Annuities Enhances Lifetime Withdrawal Benefit, Investment Lineup
John Hancock Annuities today announced a major enhancement to its top–selling optional withdrawal benefit rider available with Hancock’s variable annuities. More
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Hong Kong, June 12, 2008
Manulife Global Contrarian Fund offers New Investment Concept for Investors to Unveil Hidden Wealth
Manulife Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited (MAMHK) has announced the launch of a new investment fund, MGF Global Contrarian Fund, under the Manulife Global Fund (MGF) platform. More
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Toronto, June 11, 2008
Manulife Mutual Funds enters an exclusive arrangement with Mawer Investment Management
Manulife Mutual Funds has reached an agreement that will allow it to offer, on an exclusive basis through financial advisors, a family of mutual funds sub–advised by Mawer Investment Management Limited’s acclaimed investment management team. More
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Hong Kong, June 11, 2008
Manulife is again Top Fund–raiser in Walks for Millions Challenge Cup won for record seventh consecutive year
One of the biggest contingents to be found every year at the Community Chest’s annual “Walks for Millions” in Hong Kong is that from Manulife – and its contribution has again been recognised in the form of being awarded the “Challenge Cup – Overall Top Fund–raiser” and “Top Fund–raiser for Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk” for a record seventh consecutive time. More
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Hong Kong, June 6, 2008
Annual drive is in the blood of Manulifers
For nearly 30 years now, Manulife (International) Limited has organised a company–wide blood drive for the Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service – and every year, its staff and advisors queue up in their hundreds to participate. More
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Boston, June 6, 2008
John Hancock Announces Refinancing and Redemption of All Outstanding Preferred Shares of John Hancock Income Securities Trust (JHS)
John Hancock Funds announced that it has restructured $89 million of leverage employed by the John Hancock Income Securities Trust (JHS), a leveraged closed–end bond fund. More
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Waterloo, June 5, 2008
Manulife launches first group retirement savings version in Canada of Guaranteed Minimum Withdrawal Benefit product
Manulife Financial has announced its newest innovation for group retirement savings clients with the launch of Group IncomePlus. More
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Toronto, June 3, 2008
Manulife Investments tops $5 billion in deposits for Canada’s first guaranteed minimum withdrawal benefit product
In less than 20 months since its launch, deposits of GIF Select featuring IncomePlus have hit $5 billion as many Canadians move to save, protect and grow their retirement savings using Canada’s first Guaranteed Minimum Withdrawal Benefit (GMWB) product. More
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Boston, June 2, 2008
John Hancock Financial Network Recognizes Top Performing Independent Firms
John Hancock Financial Network recently recognized top performers among its independent firms nationwide, announces Peter Gordon, President, JHFN. More
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Waterloo, June 1, 2008
Manulife Bike and Hike for Heart surpasses goal as riders, walkers raise $225,000 for cardiac care in Waterloo Region
More than 1,200 cyclists, walkers and volunteers took part in the 16th annual Manulife Bike and Hike for Heart today to support local heart health. More
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Tokyo, May 30, 2008
Announcement of Fiscal Year 2007 Results (Draft)
Manulife Japan announces its financial results for fiscal year 2007 (draft). More
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Hong Kong, May 29, 2008
MFC Global Investment Management (Asia) Further Strengthens Greater China Equity Team
MFC Global Investment Management (Asia) has hired Matthew Lee and Terrace Chum to further strengthen the organization’s Greater China equity team, Tahnoon Pasha, Head of Investments, Equities, said today. More
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Davao City, May 27, 2008
Manulife refurbishes children’s playroom in Mindanao’s largest tertiary public hospital
Summer smiles and cheerful hope were brought to underprivileged sick children confined at the Davao Medical Center. More
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Boston, May 21, 2008
John Hancock Announces Redemption Schedule for Auction Preferred Securities of John Hancock Investors Trust
John Hancock Funds has announced the redemption schedule for $86 million of auction rate preferred securities (ARPS) issued by the John Hancock Investors Trust (JHI), a leveraged closed–end bond fund. More
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Boston, May 20, 2008
Signator Investors, Inc., Broker/Dealer of John Hancock Financial Network, Names Tom Horack Chief Compliance Officer
Signator Investors, Inc., the full–service broker/dealer of John Hancock Financial Network, has named Tom Horack Chief Compliance Officer, announced Chris Maryanopolis, President of Signator Investors, Inc. More
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Boston, May 20, 2008
John Hancock Announces Refinancing and Redemption of All Outstanding Preferred Shares of John Hancock Investors Trust (JHI)
John Hancock Funds announced that it has restructured $86 million of leverage employed by the John Hancock Investors Trust (JHI), a leveraged closed–end bond fund. More
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Boston, May 19, 2008
John Hancock Funds Leverages New Technology For Web Site
John Hancock Funds has launched cutting–edge technology on its advisor web site that offers new and expanded products and services to financial advisors. More
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Hong Kong, May 16, 2008
Manulife Financial Donates RMB 2 Million to Support the Earthquake Relief Efforts in China
Manulife Financial and its staff and agents are donating at least RMB 2 million to support the relief efforts in the areas of China affected by the earthquake that took place in Sichuan province on May 12, 2008. More
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Waterloo, May 14, 2008
Manulife launches innovative service for sponsors to communicate with members who need to choose retirement savings investments
Manulife Financial has introduced a new Plan Default Letter Service (PDLS), the first of its kind in Canada, to make it easy for sponsors of group retirement savings plans to alert their members to make an active choice with their investments. More
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Kuala Lumpur, May 14, 2008
Manulife Lends Helping Hand to Selangor Family Aid Association
Manulife Malaysia donated RM5,000 worth of essential items to the Selangor Family Aid Association, a welfare home for the aged, physically and mentally challenged children, located in Ulu Yam, Selangor. More
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Toronto, May 12, 2008
Manulife Financial’s 2007 Public Accountability Statement now available on–line
Manulife Financial Corporation’s 2007 Public Accountability Statement, detailing the Company’s philanthropic and sustainability efforts, is now available for download at www.manulife.com. More
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Tokyo, May 12, 2008
A new investment–type lifetime care annuity insurance product, to be Launched Through Shinsei Bank, Ltd.
As part of this strategic initiative for expanding distribution channels via partner financial institutions, in order to meet the increasing needs for nursing care, Manulife Japan has developed an investment–type lifetime care annuity insurance product exclusively for the bancassurance market. More
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Manila, May 9, 2008
Manulife Philippines reports first quarter results for 2008
Regular and Single Premium Sales for Manulife Philippines’ combined Life and Pre–Need business increased by 4 per cent and 290 per cent, respectively, in Q1 2008 compared with Q1 2007. More
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Boston, May 8, 2008
John Hancock Announces Redemption Schedule for Auction Preferred Securities of Five Closed–End Funds
John Hancock Funds has announced the redemption schedule for approximately $1.6 billion in auction rate preferred securities (ARPS) issued by five of its leveraged closed–end funds. More
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Toronto, May 8, 2008
Manulife Financial Corporation reports first quarter results with continuing strong sales performance
Manulife Financial Corporation today reported shareholders’ net income of $869 million and fully diluted earnings per share of $0.57, compared to net income of $986 million and fully diluted earnings per share of $0.63 in the prior year. More
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Toronto, May 8, 2008
Manulife Financial Corporation declares dividends
Manulife Financial Corporation’s Board of Directors today declared a quarterly shareholders’ dividend of $0.24 per share on the common shares of the Company payable on or after June 19, 2008 to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 21, 2008. More
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Ipoh, May 8, 2008
Manulife Opens New Regional Support Centre in Ipoh
Manulife Malaysia today officially opened its new Ipoh Regional Support Centre. More
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Boston, May 7, 2008
John Hancock Announces Refinancing and Redemption of All Outstanding Preferred Shares of Five Closed–End Funds
John Hancock Funds announced that it intends to restructure approximately $1.6 billion of leverage used by five of its seven leveraged closed–end funds. More
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Toronto, May 6, 2008
RBC Manulife Investments Protected Deposit Notes now available
Canadian investors can benefit from a new series of principal protected Deposit Notes that provides access to world–class investment managers and can generate potential returns based on exposure to equity markets. More
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Boston, May 6, 2008
John Hancock Launches New Fully Guaranteed Whole Life Insurance Product
John Hancock has launched a new, highly competitive Protection Whole Life policy that combines affordable, guaranteed death benefit protection, guaranteed cash values and a long term care rider. More
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Boston, May 1, 2008
James F. Carlin Elected Independent Chairman of the Board of John Hancock Funds
James F. Carlin has been elected independent Chairman of the Board of Trustees for John Hancock Funds. More
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Boston, April 30, 2008
John Hancock Funds Adopts Rainier Large Cap Growth Equity Portfolio
John Hancock Funds has completed the adoption of the Rainier Large Cap Growth Equity Portfolio. More
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Boston, April 30, 2008
John Hancock taps Allan Hackney as Chief Information Officer
Allan T. Hackney has joined John Hancock Financial as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, announced John D. DesPrez III, President and CEO, John Hancock Financial Services, Inc. More
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Singapore, April 30, 2008
Manulife Singapore Hosts Swim for Charity
As part of their support for the local swimming fraternity, Manulife Singapore is teaming up with the Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) to host a charity swim to engage Singaporeans to raise funds through healthy competition and to give back to the community. More
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Banda Aceh, April 29, 2008
Manulife Indonesia announces its financial results for Q4 2007
Manulife Indonesia announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2007. More
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Boston, April 29, 2008
John Hancock Freedom 529 Launches Series of Marketing Initiatives to Support Financial Consultants
John Hancock Freedom 529 updated its 529 website to kick off a series of 2008 marketing initiatives designed to enhance the financial consultant’s experience of working with John Hancock Freedom 529. More
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Boston, April 28, 2008
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Launches New “Forum Coach” Training Program for TPAs
Building on the recent expansion of the TPA Services Team, John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (RPS) today announces a new web–facilitated training program for its 401(k) Third Party Administrators (TPAs). More
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Hong Kong, April 28, 2008
Awards applaud Manulife’s continuous commitment to excellence
Manulife (International) Limited has received three notable awards in insurance service category, through independent popular vote by members of the public. More
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Toronto, April 24, 2008
Manulife Financial’s Annual Meeting and First Quarter 2008 Financial Results Conference Call available through live webcast
On Thursday, May 8, 2008, Manulife Financial will webcast its joint Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Manulife Financial Corporation and Annual Meeting of Policyholders and Shareholder of The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company. More
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Toronto, April 18, 2008
Manulife Financial extends small shareholder sales program
Manulife Financial has extended its voluntary small shareholder sales program (the “Program”) through which shareholders owning fewer than 100 shares (an “odd lot”) of Manulife Financial Corporation common stock may elect to sell all of their shares. More
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Tokyo, April 18, 2008
“My Helper”, a new investment–type lifetime care annuity insurance product, to be Launched Through The Bank of Tokyo–Mitsubishi UFJ,Ltd.
As part of this strategic initiative for expanding distribution channels via partner financial institutions, in order to meet the increasing needs for nursing care, Manulife Japan has developed an investment–type lifetime care annuity insurance product exclusively for the bancassurance market. More
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Hong Kong, April 18, 2008
Manulife launches a new fund to tap opportunities in Middle East and North Africa regions
Manulife (International) Limited has launched the new Manulife Inv Middle East and North Africa Equity Fund, which is offered on the Manulife Investment Solutions platform, an investment–linked insurance plan. More
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Waterloo, April 17, 2008
Manulife Investor Sentiment Index eases as some investors adjust
Canadians’ positive outlook toward investing lost some ground in the past quarter amid concerns about swinging equity markets and U.S. sub–prime lending, according to a national poll for Manulife Financial, Canada’s leading insurance and wealth management company. More
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Hong Kong, April 16, 2008
Manulife Announces New Senior Appointments
Manulife Financial and Manulife (International) Limited (MIL) announce the appointments of the following senior executives based in Hong Kong. More
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Tokyo, April 16, 2008
“ManuPrime Care”, a New Investment–Type Lifetime Care Annuity Insurance Product, to be Launched Through Tokyo Star Bank
As part of a strategic initiative for expanding distribution channels via partner financial institutions, and in order to meet the increasing needs for nursing care, Manulife Japan has developed an investment–type lifetime care annuity insurance product exclusively for the bancassurance market. More
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Boston, April 14, 2008
John Hancock Sponsors Legendary Boston Marathon Team Hoyt
John Hancock has added another dimension to its Marathon activities by sponsoring Team Hoyt. More
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Boston, April 14, 2008
MFC Global Investment Management (U.S.) Names Frank Saeli to Head U.S. Institutional Sales and Relationship Management
MFC Global Investment Management (U.S.), LLC said that it has named Frank Saeli as head of U.S. institutional sales and relationship management. More
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Toronto, April 14, 2008
Manulife Mutual Funds enhances its product offering
Manulife Mutual Funds, a division of Elliott & Page Limited, has announced a number of enhancements to its line–up of mutual funds. More
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Waterloo, April 10, 2008
Exclusive access to renowned research expert gives Manulife clients insights on plan member behaviour
Manulife Financial has announced an exclusive three–year agreement with behavioural finance expert Dr. Shlomo Benartzi. Dr. Benartzi, a professor at University of California, Los Angeles, and an internationally respected researcher to provide insights on retirement savings trends to Manulife’s Canadian group savings clients. More
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Hong Kong, April 10, 2008
Manulife renews support for leading Specific Learning Disabilities Centre
With the presence of Olympic Games “Fuwa” Huanhuan and the gift of Olympic–mascot toys for some 30 children, the sponsorship–renewal ceremony for the Manulife Centre for Children with Specific Learning Disabilities (MCCSLD) was a particularly joyous occasion. More
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Boston, April 9, 2008
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services officially launches new 401(k) Guaranteed Income for Life rider
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (RPS) today officially launched and began enrolling employees in Guaranteed Income for Life, an optional rider on its 401(k) plans to help participants protect and build their retirement savings through a principal guarantee offering upside potential, downside protection and a source of income for life. More
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Toronto, April 8, 2008
Manulife Mutual Funds announces manager departure
Manulife Mutual Funds announced today that Timothy E. Keefe, Executive Vice President and Chief Equity Officer for MFC Global Investment Management (U.S.), LLC, has left the organization. More
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Hong Kong, April 8, 2008
Manulife pioneers first–ever MPF sector fund and adds three new ORSO funds
Manulife announces the launch of Manulife MPF Healthcare Fund to its Manulife Global Select (MPF) Scheme, bringing the first–ever sector–based MPF fund to the Hong Kong workforce, and adding three new funds, the China Value fund, Aggressive Fund and Stable Fund to its ORSO scheme – ManuFlex (MIL), providing a wider selection of fund choices that cater to members’ different retirement needs and investment objectives. More
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Boston, April 8, 2008
John Hancock to Provide More Than $11 Million for Community Giving in 2008
John Hancock Financial Services, Inc. will provide more than $11.3 million to support Boston area community programs in 2008, the company said today. More
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Boston, April 7, 2008
John Hancock Launches New, Multi-Million Dollar “Cursor” Campaign
John Hancock Financial Services today launched its new “Cursor” advertising campaign with three ads reflecting the new ways in which spouses, family members and friends talk to each other about pressing, and sometimes difficult, topics such as saving money for retirement or protecting a family legacy. More
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Boston, April 4, 2008
John Hancock Actively Pursuing Liquidity Solution For Auction Rate Preferred Holders
John Hancock Funds reiterated today that the Board of Directors of its closed–end funds and the officers of the funds’ advisor are very much aware of and deeply concerned by the difficulties created by the unprecedented disruption in the Auction Rate Preferred Securities (ARPS) market. More
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Toronto, April 3, 2008
Manulife Mutual Funds announces Lipper Award Winner
Manulife Mutual Funds is proud to announce that the Manulife Monthly High Income Fund has been recognized for excellence in the investment industry at the 2008 Lipper Fund Awards. More
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Boston, March 31, 2008
John Hancock Led Industry In New Long–Term Care Insurance Sales In 2007
John Hancock Life Insurance Company sold more long–term care insurance (LTCI) than any other carrier in 2007, according to recent year–end surveys of long–term care insurers by LIMRA International. More
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Toronto, March 28, 2008
Manulife files Annual Report on Form 40-F with the SEC
Manulife Financial Corporation has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission its annual report on Form 40–F, which includes the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2007. More
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Toronto, March 28, 2008
Manulife Financial Proxy Circular and Annual Report available online
Manulife Financial Corporation’s Proxy Circular and 2007 Annual Report is being mailed to shareholders and is now available for download at www.manulife.com. More
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Bangkok, March 27, 2008
Manulife Thailand announces opening ceremony for newly– renovated head office
Manulife Thailand’s President and CEO, Mr. Bruce M Hodges will announce the opening ceremonies for the completely renovated Manulife Green Building on March 27, 2008. More
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Surabaya, March 27, 2008
Manulife Indonesia signs Employee Benefits MoUs with five companies
Manulife Indonesia has been chosen to manage the Employee Benefits services of five Indonesian companies. More
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Huizhou, March 26, 2008
Manulife–Sinochem gets approval from CIRC to operate in Huizhou, Guangdong Province – its 30th city in China
Manulife–Sinochem Life Insurance Co. Ltd. has received approval from the China Insurance Regulatory Commission Guangdong Bureau to open a Sales Office in Huizhou. More
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Boston, March 25, 2008
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Expands 401(k) TPA Services Team
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services has strengthened its commitment to 401k third party administrator firms (TPAs) by expanding its TPA Services team. More
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Hong Kong, March 25, 2008
Manulife adds a HK$480,000 special–needs facility for Heep Hong Society
Manulife reinforced its commitment in supporting the healthcare and special learning needs of children, with its recent HK$480,000 Manulife Charitable Foundation donation to the Heep Hong Society, for setting up another treatment/therapy room to help develop the multiple intelligence of children with special needs. More
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Beijing, March 24, 2008
MSL launches SPUL product “Hong Yun Ren Sheng”
Manulife–Sinochem announced the launch of its SPUL – Single premium unit–linked product “HONG YUN REN SHENG”. More
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Waterloo, March 20, 2008
Manulife Financial and Dr. Marla Shapiro to launch 16th annual Bike & Hike for Heart
On March 25, Manulife Financial will officially launch fundraising efforts for the 16th annual Manulife Bike & Hike for Heart, the largest single community event that directly supports the St. Mary’s Regional Cardiac Care Centre. More
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Taipei, March 20, 2008
Manulife Taiwan launches new Whole Life Health Insurance product
Manulife has launched a new product for major injuries and illnesses called Manulife Whole Life Health Insurance for Specific Injuries and Illnesses. More
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Boston, March 19, 2008
John Hancock Tax Advantaged Dividend Income Fund (NYSE:HTD) Receives Backing Of Major Proxy Advisor For Re-Election Of Current Trustees
John Hancock Funds announced today that Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. has recommended that shareholders of the John Hancock Tax–Advantaged Dividend Income Fund (NYSE:HTD) vote on the GOLD John Hancock proxy card FOR the re–election of James F. Carlin and William H. Cunningham to the HTD Board of Trustees at the Fund’s March 31, 2008 Annual Meeting. More
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Boston, March 17, 2008
John Hancock Tax–Advantaged Dividend Income Fund Board Urges Shareholders To Re–Elect James F. Carlin And William H. Cunningham As Fund Trustees
The John Hancock Tax–Advantaged Dividend Income Fund will hold the annual shareholders meeting on Monday, March 31, 2008, at 10 a.m. Eastern Time at the fund’s offices, 601 Congress Street, Boston, Massachusetts. More
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Boston, March 13, 2008
John Hancock Trustees Actively Seeking Solutions For Closed–End Fund Shareholders
John Hancock Funds’ Board of Trustees is actively seeking solutions for seven closed–end funds affected by the liquidity crisis caused by the disruption in the auction rate preferred securities (ARPS) market, Keith F. Hartstein, President and Chief Executive Officer of John Hancock Funds, said today. More
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Boston, March 13, 2008
John Hancock Taps Marianne Harrison to Lead Long–Term Care Insurance Business
Marianne Harrison has been named President, John Hancock Long–Term Care Insurance, it was announced by Jim Boyle, President, John Hancock Insurance Group. More
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Boston, March 12, 2008
John Hancock Financial Announces 2008 Boston Marathon Elite International Field
In its 23rd year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced its elite team of 31 marathon runners from eight countries set for the 112th running of the race on Monday, April 21. More
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Atlanta, March 11, 2008
Crescent Resources and Manulife Financial team up to build Phipps Tower in Atlanta
Crescent Resources, LLC, in a financial joint venture with Manulife Financial, has begun construction of Phipps Tower, a LEED–designed 20–story office building on a prime Buckhead site. More
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Boston, March 10, 2008
John Hancock Expands Online Long–Term Care Insurance (LTCI) Training Options to Help Advisors Meet New NAIC Producer Regulations
John Hancock will expand its long–term care insurance (LTCI) training efforts this month by launching an online program that will be compliant with NAIC Producer Training Regulations and state LTCI Partnership amendments and enjoy the same incentives as those for its classroom sessions. More
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Bangkok, March 8, 2008
Manulife organizes Annual Awards Presentation 2008
Themed “The Victorious Night”, the event recognized and congratulated all agency members who received awards in a total of five classes including the top “Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT)” award. More
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Taipei, March 8, 2008
Manulife Taiwan helps customers understand annuity terminology
In order to help customers identify the products that best fit their retirement needs, Manulife Taiwan provides tips and explanation of some important terms used to describe retirement products. More
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Singapore, March 7, 2008
Manulife Singapore Supports Swimming Fraternity in Singapore
Manulife Singapore and the Singapore Swimming Association announced that Manulife is to sponsor the Singapore Swimming Association, supporting the development of swimmers in the youth age group. More
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Kuala Lumpur, March 3, 2008
Manulife Launches New Offshore Investments Funds
Manulife Malaysia has introduced two new offshore investment linked funds, offering customers the opportunity to access equity funds specially chosen for them by Manulife. More
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Hong Kong, February 27, 2008
Manulife Announces New Senior Appointments
Manulife (International) Limited (MIL), a member of the Manulife Financial group, has announced the promotion of eight senior executives in its agency force. More
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Boston, February 27, 2008
John Hancock Financial Announces Top Male Contenders For 2008 Boston Marathon
In its 23rd year as the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial announced their team of top male contenders for the 112th running of the race on April 21. More
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Toronto, February 25, 2008
Manulife Mutual Funds ranks first in client service for seventh consecutive year
For the seventh consecutive year, Manulife Mutual Funds, a division of Elliott & Page Limited, has been named the best in Canada for client service among its competitors, according to an ongoing study by Environics Research Group. More
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Boston, February 25, 2008
John Hancock Financial Leads Industry In Life Insurance Sales For Second Consecutive Year
For the second consecutive year, John Hancock led the industry in total individual life insurance sales in 2007, according to a recent survey of 78 major life insurers by LIMRA International. More
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Hong Kong, February 25, 2008
Manulife named “Caring Company” for sixth year running
With a sixth consecutive award under its belt, Manulife is now entitled to put the words “Five Years Plus” on its Caring Company logo. More
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Beijing, February 21, 2008
Manulife–Sinochem teams up with International SOS to provide travel and medical assistance to VIP customers
Manulife–Sinochem today announces that it has teamed up with International SOS to provide Manulife–Sinochem’s VIP clients with international travel and medical assistance services. More
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Jakarta, February 20, 2008
Manulife Indonesia announces strong results for Q4 2007
Manulife Indonesia today announces its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2007. More
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Boston, February 20, 2008
John Hancock 2007 Variable Annuity Sales In Bank Channel Set Record Of $1.4 Billion
John Hancock Financial said today that full year sales of variable annuities in the bank channel reached $1.4 billion in 2007, up from $1.0 billion in 2006. More
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Boston, February 20, 2008
John Hancock Sets Variable Annuity Sales Record In 2007
John Hancock Financial said today that full year sales of variable annuities reached a record $10.8 billion in 2007, up from their previous record of $9.1 billion in 2006. More
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Hong Kong, February 20, 2008
Manulife launches Olympic–year TV commercial Campaign builds on “Bringing Dreams to Life” brand promise
Manulife has brought out a new TV commercial that promotes the Olympic ideal of striving for excellence and success in life. More
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Manila, February 19, 2008
Manulife Philippines reports strong results for 2007
Expanded distribution channels and significant growth in sales of unit–linked and traditional insurance products resulted in Manulife Philippines posting impressive business performance results for the fourth quarter and the calendar year 2007. More
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Tokyo, February 15, 2008
Manulife Japan Commences Sales of Innovative Investment–Type Annuity Product “Jack–in–the–Box” through Fukushima Bank
Manulife Japan will commence sales of “Jack–in–the–Box”, an innovative investment–type annuity insurance product that enables customers to lock in and ensure investment gains, through Fukushima Bank on February 19, 2008. More
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Toronto, February 14, 2008
Manulife Financial Corporation declares dividends
Manulife Financial Corporation’s Board of Directors today declared a quarterly shareholders’ dividend of $0.24 per share on the common shares of the Company, payable on and after March 19, 2008 to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 27, 2008. More
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Toronto, February 14, 2008
Manulife Financial Corporation reports record annual and quarterly results
Manulife Financial Corporation today reported record shareholders' net income of $4,302 million for 2007, an increase of eight per cent over the full year 2006. More
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Tokyo, February 14, 2008
Manulife Japan and Central Community Chest of Japan (CCC–J) Conduct Recovery Assistance Campaign to Support Citizen–Based Recovery Initiatives
As part of the “Manulife Japan and Central Community Chest of Japan (CCC–J) Recovery Assistance Fundraising Campaign to Aid Disaster–Affected Areas” conducted by Manulife Japan , Central Community Chest of Japan is inviting residents of disaster–affected areas to send their proposals for ways to rebuild their own communities and economies. More
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Boston, February 13, 2008
John Hancock Financial Announces World’s Top Women To Run 2008 Boston Marathon
In its 23rd year as the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial announced their team of top women contenders for the 112th running of the race on April 21. More
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Boston, February 13, 2008
Kiplinger’s Long–Term Care Consumer Video Sponsored by John Hancock Life Insurance Company Wins National Aegis Award
“Who Cares: Kiplinger’s No–Nonsense Look at Long–Term Care,” a consumer education video sponsored by the long–term care department of John Hancock Life Insurance Company, has won an Aegis Award for excellence in film and video. More
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Manila, February 11, 2008
Manulife Launches New Variable Life Product
Understanding the need to design a multi–purpose yet affordable insurance product that meets policyholders’ financial goals, Manulife Philippines has launched the Affluence Builder. More
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Boston, February 11, 2008
John Hancock Enhances Key Individual And Survivorship Universal Life Products
With the addition of a new Standard Plus Non Smoker risk class, John Hancock Life Insurance has enhanced its Protection SUL-G and Performance UL policies, two of the most successful products in their broad and competitive universal life portfolio. More
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Boston, February 7, 2008
John Hancock launches new team within Special Markets Advisory Group
John Hancock said today that it has formed a new team within its Special Markets Planning Group, and has named Brandon Buckingham, Vice President and Advanced Planning Attorney, to lead it. More
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Toronto, February 6, 2008
Manulife Financial to release fourth quarter financial results
Manulife Financial Corporation will release its fourth quarter and year end financial results on the morning of Thursday, February 14, 2008 followed by a live webcast of the quarterly conference call with analysts beginning at 2:00 p.m. (ET). More
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Singapore, February 5, 2008
Manulife Charity Auction Offers Singaporeans Chance To Attend Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
Manulife Singapore is auctioning off five Olympic Games packages worth S$50,000. More
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Toronto, February 4, 2008
Manulife Financial launches small shareholder sales program
Manulife Financial is commencing a voluntary small shareholder sales program (the “Program”) through which shareholders owning fewer than 100 shares (an “odd lot”) of Manulife Financial Corporation common stock may elect to sell all of their shares. More
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Montreal, January 30, 2008
Manulife Financial renews support for Les Amis de la montagne
Manulife Financial is proud to renew its affiliation for a second consecutive year with Les Amis de la montagne and the 11th annual Tuques Bleues Celebration. More
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Jakarta, January 30, 2008
Manulife Indonesia signs Employee Benefits MoUs with six companies
Manulife Indonesia has been chosen to manage the Employee Benefits services of six Indonesian companies. More
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Boston, January 30, 2008
John Hancock Develops New Marketing Program for Its Leading Edge Long–Term Care Insurance Product
John Hancock Life Insurance Company Long–Term Care Insurance has developed a Marketing Tool Kit with new materials and tools to help market Leading Edge, its newest LTC insurance product. More
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Toronto, January 29, 2008
RBC Manulife Investments Protected Deposit Notes now available
Canadian investors can benefit from a new series of principal protected Deposit Notes that has access to world–class investment managers and can generate potential returns based on exposure to equity markets. More
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Toronto, January 29, 2008
Manulife Financial Chief Investment Officer to present at Citibank's 2008 Financial Services Conference
Donald Guloien, Manulife Financial’s Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, will present at Citibank's 2008 Financial Services Conference in New York on Wednesday, January 30, 2008. More
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Hanoi, January 28, 2008
Manulife Vietnam launches annual Manulife Care Program
With the aim of cheering up needy children this lunar New Year, Manulife Vietnam, in coordination with the local Population, Family & Children Committee, has proudly launched its “Manulife Care” Program. More
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Tokyo, January 28, 2008
Manulife Japan starts strategic initiative responding to the full deregulation of insurance product sales via banks
Aimed at further expansion of its distribution channels through banks, Manulife Japan has developed a new product exclusively for the bancassurance market responding to the full deregulation of insurance product sales through bank networks. More
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Nantong, January 25, 2008
Manulife–Sinochem gets approval from CIRC to operate in Nantong, Jiangsu Province
Manulife–Sinochem Life Insurance Co. Ltd. has received approval from the China Insurance Regulatory Commission Jiangsu Bureau to open a Sales Office in Nantong. More
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Beijing, January 25, 2008
Manulife–Sinochem wins Hexun’s “Most Trustworthy Insurance Company” award
Manulife–Sinochem has been named “most trustworthy insurance company” by Hexun, a well known financial website in China. More
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Boston, January 24, 2008
John Hancock Funds Launches Optimized Value Fund
John Hancock Funds announced that the new John Hancock Optimized Value Fund is available for sale. More
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Boston, January 24, 2008
John Hancock Funds Launches Floating Rate Income Fund
John Hancock Funds said that it has launched the John Hancock Floating Rate Income Fund (JFIAX), effective January 22. More
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Toronto, January 23, 2008
Manulife Mutual Funds to host Steve Forbes in national presentation on today’s global markets
Manulife Mutual Funds will host a national event January 31 for its advisors across Canada to hear expert commentary on how investors can manoeuvre in today’s global markets. More
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Boston, January 23, 2008
John Hancock Financial announces return of defending champions to run 2008 Boston Marathon
John Hancock Financial, in its 23rd year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, today announced the return of three–time champion Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya and women’s winner Lidiya Grigoryeva of Russia for the 112th running of the race on April 21. More
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Hong Kong, January 22, 2008
Manulife premiers best–of–class critical illness insurance solutions – “lifetime” promise, money–back, cover–me–again options, paid up in 10 years
Manulife (International) Limited is bringing to market a series of innovative critical illness insurance solutions – namely “PremierPlus Critical Illness Protector” and “Critical Illness Living Benefit”, which provide best–of–class critical illness protection and recovery coverage up to the age of 100. More
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Pekanbaru, January 22, 2008
Manulife Indonesia opens new sales office in Pekanbaru Life Insurer celebrates with gathering of 200 clients
Located at Jl. Jendral Sudirman Kompleks Sudirman City, the new office will provide an efficient and comfortable environment for its staff and agency teams helping them to provide the best possible customer service. More
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Toronto, January 22, 2008
Manulife Investments awarded certification for excellence in customer service from National Quality Institute
Manulife Financial’s Canadian Individual Wealth Management Operations, which serves Manulife Investments and Manulife Securities International businesses, has been recognized for excellence in leadership, people, customer service and processes with a Level Three Certification under the National Quality Institute Progressive Excellence Program (NQI PEP®). More
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Tokyo, January 18, 2008
Manulife Japan Commences Sales of an Innovative Investment–Type Annuity Product “ManuPrime Plus” through The Tokyo Star Bank, Ltd.
Manulife Japan will commence sales of “ManuPrime Plus”, an innovative investment–type annuity insurance product that enables customers to lock in and ensure investment gains, through The Tokyo Star Bank, Ltd. on January 19, 2008. More
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Tokyo, January 18, 2008
Manulife Japan Commences Sales of Innovative Investment–Type Annuity Product “Jack–in–the–Box” through The Bank of Kyoto, Ltd.
Manulife Japan will commence sales of “Jack–in–the–Box”, an innovative investment–type annuity insurance product that enables customers to lock in and ensure investment gains, through The Bank of Kyoto, Ltd. on January 21, 2008. More
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Qingdao, January 18, 2008
Manulife–Sinochem gets approval from CIRC to operate in Qingdao, Shandong Province
Manulife–Sinochem has received approval from the China Insurance Regulatory Commission Qingdao Bureau to open a Sales Office in Qingdao. More
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Tokyo, January 15, 2008
Manulife Japan Commences Sales of Innovative Investment–Type Annuity Products “StepLife” and “Jack–in–the–Box” through Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
Manulife Japanwill commence sales of “Jack–in–the–Box”, an innovative investment–type annuity insurance product that enables customers to lock in and ensure investment gains, and “StepLife”, an advanced investment–type annuity insurance product (Guaranteed Total Annuity Type), through Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited on January 31, 2008. More
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Toronto, January 15, 2008
Manulife Investments soars through $3 billion in sales for Canada’s first guaranteed minimum withdrawal benefit product
In just more than 14 months since its original launch, sales of GIF Select featuring IncomePlus ended 2007 at almost $3.4 billion. More
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Shanghai, January 13, 2008
Manulife–Sinochem announces plans to establish 100 libraries for disadvantaged children in China
Manulife–Sinochem Life Insurance Co. Ltd. today celebrated its “Olympic Smile” books donation ceremony in Shanghai. More
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Tokyo, January 11, 2008
Manulife Japan Commences Sales of an Innovative Investment–Type Annuity Product through Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd.
Manulife Japan, on January 15, 2008, will commence sales of “Ichiban–boshi”, an innovative investment–type annuity insurance product which enables customers to lock in and ensure investment gains, through Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd. More
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Kuala Lumpur, January 9, 2008
Manulife Malaysia Awards Top Performers at Korat SEA Games
Manulife Malaysia today awarded cash incentive of RM51,000 to 30 individual and team gold medallists of the recent SEA Games at Korat, Thailand. More
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Boston, January 7, 2008
Robert C. Armstrong Appointed Managing Partner of John Hancock Financial Network’s Portland, Oregon Office
Robert C. Armstrong has been appointed Managing Partner of the independent office of John Hancock Financial Network located in Portland, Oregon. More
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Zigong, January 4, 2008
Manulife–Sinochem receives approval from CIRC to operate in Zigong, Sichuan Province
Manulife–Sinochem Life Insurance Co. Ltd. has received approval from the China Insurance Regulatory Commission Sichuan Bureau to open a sales office in Zigong. More
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Manila, January 3, 2008
Manulife Philippines supports Migi’s Corner renovations
Manulife Philippines has made a donation to the Migi’s Corner Foundation, Inc., for the refurbishing of the Migi’s Corner in East Avenue Medical Center in Quezon City and the Migi’s Corner and Ward in Davao Medical Center. More
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Jakarta, January 3, 2008
Manulife Care Foundation donates laptop for Rachel House
PT Asuransi Jiwa Manulife Indonesia through its Manulife Care Foundation has donated a much–needed laptop computer to Rachel House, a children’s hospice in Jakarta. More
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Toronto, January 2, 2008
Manulife Redeems Preferred Shares
On December 31, 2007, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company completed the previously–announced redemption of its 3,420,905 outstanding 6.10% Non–Cumulative Class A Preferred Shares, Series 6 (CUSIP No. 564835502) at a price of $26.00 per preferred share. More