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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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Toronto (Feb 23, 2009) – Manulife Financial Corporation announced that, in the absence of a strategic transaction, it does not intend to raise common share equity capital. Although equity markets have declined since the beginning of the year, Manulife continues to be well-capitalized and is able to withstand additional equity volatility.

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Hong Kong (Feb 19, 2009) - For the seventh consecutive year - since the inception of the scheme in 2002 - Manulife has been named a "Caring Company" by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS), an umbrella organisation of over 300 non-governmental institutions that provide more than 90 per cent of Hong Kong's social-welfare services.

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TORONTO (Feb 12, 2009) – 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 and after March 19, 2009 to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 25, 2009.

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TORONTO (Feb 12, 2009) – Manulife Financial Corporation ("MFC") today reported shareholders' net income of $517 million for the year ended December 31, 2008, compared to net income of $4,302 million in 2007. Fully diluted earnings per share were $0.32 compared to $2.78 in 2007. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company ("MLI") reported an MCCSR ratio of 233 per cent as at December 31, 2008, up from 221 per cent last year.

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