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Manulife announces 13 senior agency promotions
in recognition of their leadership and contribution 

For Immediate Release

April 8, 2020

TSX/NYSE/PSE: MFC     SEHK: 945

Hong Kong – Manulife has promoted 13 agency leaders in Hong Kong in recognition of their outstanding performance and contribution to what the company takes pride in – the professionalism and customer-centric services offered by its agency force.

Kareen Chow, Vice President and Chief Agency Officer, Manulife Hong Kong, said: "We are immensely proud of our over 10,000-strong agency force, who are always ready to put our customers’ needs first and provide them with the right solutions to safeguard their health and wellbeing, and help them with financial planning. I would like to offer my congratulations to all those so deservedly promoted; they are all part of the Manulife winning team who is committed to making customers’ lives better and decisions easier."

Derek Chow has been promoted to Regional Director. Mr. Chow joined Manulife in 2009, and has since demonstrated strong leadership and delivered outstanding results, leading to his promotion to Senior District Director in 2018. A three-time Million-Dollar-Round-Table (MDRT) qualifier, Mr. Chow has won a host of awards from the company, including Senior District Director of the Year in 2018, with accolades for productivity, growth and recruitment. In 2019, he was honoured as the champion for Senior District Director of the Year in production (Direct), with outstanding results in productivity, growth and recruitment. He has also garnered various industry leadership awards such as GAMA FLA & IMA awards and IDA Manager Category awards.

Daniel Tang has been promoted to Regional Director. Mr. Tang has delivered remarkable results since joining Manulife in 2012. His strong sense of dedication and determination has seen him advance through the management ranks, resulting in his promotion to Senior District Director in 2017, and Regional Director in 2020. In 2019, Mr. Tang was crowned the champion for Senior District Director of the Year in production (Umbrella), growth (Umbrella & Direct) and productivity (Direct), with outstanding achievement in recruitment. Mr. Tang is a frequent qualifier for various overseas conferences; he has also won a host of industry leadership awards over the years, such as GAMA FLA & IMA awards and LUA QMA & QLA awards.

There were promotions also for other senior agency leaders in recognition of their contribution to the company’s growth. Becky Wong has been promoted to Senior District Director, while Nona Li, Keith Leung, Patricia Chan, Ella Wong, Farica Wong, Isabella Leong, Chris Hung, Wing Cheng, Fanny Lam and Ricky Wong have all advanced to the position of District Director.

 

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About Manulife Hong Kong

Manulife Hong Kong, through Manulife International Holdings Limited, owns Manulife (International) Limited, Manulife Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited and Manulife Provident Funds Trust Company Limited. As a member of the Manulife group of companies, Manulife Hong Kong offers a diverse range of protection and wealth products and services to individual and corporate customers in Hong Kong and Macau.

About Manulife

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we operate as Manulife across our offices in Canada, Asia, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. We provide financial advice, insurance, and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2019, we had more than 35,000 employees, over 98,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving almost 30 million customers. As of December 31, 2019, we had C$1.2 trillion (HK$7.2 trillion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made C$29.7 billion in payments to our customers. Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 100 years. We trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.

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