Manulife Financial announces appointment of Paul Rooney as Chief Operating Officer

Manulife Financial announces appointment of Paul Rooney as Chief Operating 
Officer 
C$ unless otherwise stated
TSX/NYSE/PSE: MFC 
SEHK:945 
TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Manulife Financial today announced that Paul 
Rooney has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Senior Executive 
Vice President, effective January 1, 2013. Mr. Rooney will report directly to 
Manulife President and Chief Executive Officer Donald A. Guloien. Mr. Rooney's 
successor as General Manager of Canadian Division has been identified and will 
be announced shortly. 
"I am delighted that Paul has accepted this challenge," said Mr. Guloien. "He 
was an obvious choice, someone who has the trust and confidence of his peers 
and a track record of success." 
In his new role as COO, Mr. Rooney will have responsibility for the following 
functions: Corporate Strategy, Corporate Development, Capital Solutions, Human 
Resources, Branding & Communications, Information Services, Procurement, and 
Global Resourcing. 
Mr. Rooney joined Manulife as an actuarial student in 1986, and has gained 
extensive experience in leadership roles within the Company. Prior to leading 
Manulife's Canadian Division, he served as the Division's Chief Financial 
Officer. 
Mr. Rooney's experience also includes leading Affinity Markets, and serving as 
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Savings and Retirement 
Services and North American Group Pensions. 
He holds an Honours Bachelor of Science from The University of Western Ontario 
and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of 
Actuaries. 
About Manulife Financial 
Manulife Financial is a leading Canada-based financial services group with 
principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. In 2012, we 
celebrate 125 years of providing clients 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 
manulife.com. 
Media inquiries: Laurie Lupton Manulife Financial 416-852-7792 
laurie_lupton@manulife.com 
Investor Relations: Anthony G. Ostler 416-926-5471 
anthony_ostler@manulife.com 
Anique Asher 416-852-9580 anique_asher@manulife.com 
SOURCE: Manulife Financial Corporation 
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CO: Manulife Financial Corporation
ST: Ontario
NI: FIN INS 2575 WNEWS  
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