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UPDATED ON: Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Manulife Financial:

Thomas P. dAquino,

From The Globe and Mail

Arthur Sawchuk, Chairman of the Board, is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas P. d'Aquino to Manulife Financial Corporation's Board of Directors.

Mr. d'Aquino is Chief Executive and President of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives ("CCCE"), a research and advocacy group composed of 150 chief executives of Canada's leading enterprises.

He has served as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Canada and as the founder and chief executive of Intercounsel Limited, a firm specializing in the execution of domestic and international business transactions and in advising chief executives on public policy strategies. He also served as an international trade lawyer and as an Adjunct Professor of Law, lecturing on the law of international business transactions, trade and the regulation of multinational enterprise.

Mr. d'Aquino is active on numerous non-profit boards and advisory committees both nationally and internationally. He is Chair of the CCCE's North American Security and Prosperity Initiative, and has spearheaded past CCCE taskforces on competitiveness taxation, international trade, the environment and corporate governance.

He is currently Chair of Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management at the Richard Ivey School of Business, and also chairs The National Gallery of Canada Foundation.

Manulife Financial is a leading Canadian-based financial services group serving millions of customers in 19 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$350 billion (US$290 billion) as at March 31, 2005.

Manulife Financial Corporation trades as MFC on the TSE, NYSE and PSE, and under 0945 on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the Internet at:


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