Manulife Financial Proxy Circular and Annual Report available online

Mar 25, 2011, 14:14 ET from Manulife Financial

TORONTO, March 25 /PRNewswire/ - Manulife Financial Corporation's Proxy Circular and 2010 Annual Report are being mailed to shareholders and are now available for download at www.manulife.com.

Manulife's Proxy Circular contains information for common shareholders about the annual meeting that is scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 5, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, including information relating to the election of Directors of the Company and the appointment of auditors.

About Manulife Financial

Manulife Financial is a leading Canadian-based financial services group operating in 22 countries and territories worldwide. For more than 120 years, clients worldwide have looked to Manulife for strong, reliable, trustworthy and forward-thinking solutions for their most significant financial decisions. Our international network of employees, agents and distribution partners offers financial protection and wealth management products and services to millions of clients around the world. We provide asset management services to institutional customers worldwide as well as reinsurance solutions, specializing in life and property and casualty retrocession. Funds under management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were $475 billion (US$478 billion) as at December 31, 2010. The Company operates as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. 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.

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