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TORONTO (May 7, 2009) – Manulife Financial Corporation (the "Company") today announced that it has amended and restated its Canadian Dividend Reinvestment and Share Purchase Plan (the "Amended Canadian Plan") and that it has replaced the bank-sponsored U.S. Investor Services Program for the Company's common shareholders resident in the United States (the "Former U.S. Plan") with a new Dividend Reinvestment and Share Purchase Plan (the "New U.S. Plan").

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Hong Kong (May 5, 2009) - Manulife's MPF (Mandatory Provident Fund) online service tool "Contribution Express" saw its usage surging by nearly 100 per cent in the past five years - and the numbers are still growing. Now, more than one third of all Manulife's employers contributions are managed via this highly efficient tool.

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TORONTO (Apr 8, 2009) – Manulife Financial Corporation (the "Company") has successfully completed its previously announced offering of Cdn$600,000,000 principal amount of medium term notes constituting senior indebtedness, pursuant to its medium term note program.

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TORONTO (Apr 1, 2009) – Manulife Financial Corporation (the "Company" ) intends to issue up to $600 million principal amount of medium term notes constituting senior indebtedness pursuant to its medium term note program.

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MIANYANG, CHINA (Mar 19, 2009) – On March 18th, Manulife-Sinochem Life Insurance Co. Ltd. held the grand opening ceremony of its new Sales Office in Mianyang, Sichuan province. Manulife-Sinochem has already established several sub offices in Sichuan, including a branch office in Chengdu, sales office in Zigong and Deyang. The establishment of Mianyang Sales Office marks another step forward as Manulife-Sinochem develops its business in Sichuan province and provides professional service to local residents. Manulife-Sinochem now has operations in a total of 35 cities in Mainland China.

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Hong Kong (Mar 13, 2009) – Manulife (International) Limited (MIL) announced the launch of a flexible "Give Me Five!" campaign to help customers secure protection amid market uncertainties.

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Hong Kong (Mar 6, 2009) - Manulife (International) Limited (MIL), a member of the Manulife Financial group, has announced the appointment and promotion of the following senior agency executives.

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TORONTO (Mar 4, 2009) – Manulife Financial Corporation ("Manulife") today announced that it has completed its offering of 18 million Non-cumulative 5-Year Rate Reset Class A Shares, Series 4 (the "Series 4 Preferred Shares") at a price of C$25 per share to raise gross proceeds of C$450 million.

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TORONTO (Feb 25, 2009) – Manulife Financial Corporation ( "Manulife" ) today announced that as a result of strong investor demand for its previously announced Canadian public offering of Non-cumulative 5-Year Rate Reset Class A Preferred Shares, Series 4 ( "Series 4 Preferred Shares" ), the size of the offering has been increased to 14 million shares. The gross proceeds of the offering will now be $350 million. The offering will be underwritten by a syndicate of investment dealers led by RBC Capital Markets and CIBC World Markets and is anticipated to qualify as Tier 1 capital for Manulife. The expected closing date for the offering is March 4, 2009.

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TORONTO (Feb 24, 2009) – Manulife Financial Corporation ( "Manulife" ) today announced a Canadian public offering of Non-cumulative 5-Year Rate Reset Class A Preferred Shares, Series 4 ( "Series 4 Preferred Shares" ). Manulife will issue 8 million Series 4 Preferred Shares priced at $25 per share to raise gross proceeds of $200 million. The offering will be underwritten by a syndicate of investment dealers led by RBC Capital Markets and CIBC World Markets and is anticipated to qualify as Tier 1 capital for Manulife. The expected closing date for the offering is March 4, 2009. Manulife has also granted the underwriters an option, exercisable in whole or in part at any time up to 48 hours prior to closing, to purchase up to an additional 3 million Series 4 Preferred Shares. The maximum gross proceeds raised under the offering will be $275 million should this option be exercised in full. Manulife intends to file a prospectus supplement to its March 12, 2007 base shelf prospectus in respect of this issue.

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