John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Strengthens National Sales Team with Appointments of Six New Regional Vice Presidents

Jun 07, 2010, 10:00 ET from John Hancock Retirement Plan Services

BOSTON, June 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (RPS) today announced the appointments of six new Regional Vice Presidents (RVPs), adding to the strength and depth of the company's sales force.  Today's announcement is the latest in a series of sales promotions to John Hancock RPS's sales team.

"I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate these six exceptional individuals on their promotions to the position of Regional Vice President -- an extremely vital role within our organization," said Art Creel, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, John Hancock RPS. "Each of these individuals was selected for a promotion based on a wide range of criteria, including their industry knowledge, leadership abilities and successful track records of providing our financial representatives and third party administrators with superior service over the years."

The company's six newest RVPs (with their respective territories) are: Chris Bettis (Raleigh, Winston-Salem, North Carolina), Bradford Boney (Tampa Bay, Florida), Chris Browne (Central Pennsylvania), Ryan Franken (Connecticut), Miller Peer (West Virginia) and John Ryan (Arizona and New Mexico).

"Each of these new RVPs will assume responsibility for sales, sales support and operations in their own geographic territory," said Bob Carroll, Divisional Vice President, Eastern Division, John Hancock RPS. "We have every confidence they will continue to excel in their new roles as they help John Hancock RPS build on its positive momentum and the increased business activity we continue to experience throughout the United States."

About John Hancock Retirement Plan Services

John Hancock Retirement Plan Services is the largest provider of 401(k) plans across all plan sizes among banks, mutual funds and insurers, according to CFO Magazine. (CFO Magazine 2009 401(k) Providers Survey, for year-end 2008. Published in May 2009).

About John Hancock Financial and Manulife Financial

Manulife Financial is a leading Canadian-based financial services group serving millions of customers in 22 countries and territories worldwide. Operating as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia, and primarily through John Hancock in the United States, the Company offers clients a diverse range of financial protection products and wealth management services through its extensive network of employees, agents and distribution partners.  Funds under management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were Cdn$446 billion (US$440 billion) as at March 31, 2010. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under '945' on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the Internet at www.manulife.com.

The John Hancock unit, through its insurance companies, comprises one of the largest life insurers in the United States. John Hancock offers a broad range of financial products and services, including life insurance, fixed and variable annuities, fixed products, mutual funds, 401(k) plans, long-term care insurance, college savings, and other forms of business insurance. Additional information about John Hancock may be found at www.johnhancock.com.

Both John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.) and John Hancock Life Insurance Company of New York do business under certain instances using the John Hancock Retirement Plan Services name. Group annuity contracts and recordkeeping agreements are issued by: John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.), Boston, MA 02210 (not licensed in New York) and John Hancock Life Insurance Company of New York, Valhalla, NY 10595.  Product features and availability may differ by state.

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