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UPDATED ON: Friday, January 25, 2013

Manulife Financial:

Jim Prieur,

From The Globe and Mail

Manulife Financial Chair of the Board Gail Cook-Bennett is pleased to announce that Jim Prieur has joined the Boards of Directors of Manulife Financial Corporation and The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company.

Mr. Prieur brings extensive financial and insurance industry experience to Manulife’s Boards. He served as Chief Executive Officer of CNO Financial Group, Inc. from 2006 until his retirement in 2011. Prior to joining CNO, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of a major Canada-based international insurance company where he had previously led operations in Asia, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Mr. Prieur is a member of the President’s Circle of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and a member of The Pacific Council on International Policy and its China Committee. He is a graduate of Royal Military College, holds a Master of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School at Western University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Manulife Financial is a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Clients look 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. We also provide asset management services to institutional customers. Funds under management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were C$515 billion (US$523 billion) as at September 30, 2012. 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


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