John Hancock Financial Names Michael Doughty EVP & General Manager, Insurance

John Hancock Financial Names Michael Doughty EVP & General Manager, Insurance

PR Newswire

BOSTON, Nov. 28, 2012

BOSTON, Nov.28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- John Hancock Financial, the US division
of Manulife Financial Corporation, has appointed Michael Doughty as Executive
Vice President and General Manager of John Hancock Insurance, the company
announced today. In this expanded role, Mr. Doughty adds responsibility for
John Hancock's Long-Term Care (LTC) business to his existing role as head of
John Hancock Life Insurance. The appointment takes effect January 1, 2013. Mr.
Doughty will continue to report to Craig Bromley, President of John Hancock

"We congratulate Mike on his new appointment," said Mr. Bromley. "We are
pleased to have someone of Mike's leadership and expertise to take on this
expanded role."

He added: "Bringing these similar businesses under one leader makes tremendous
sense. It will allow the company to take advantage of the many synergies of
these businesses, and operate more effectively. Mike's extensive industry
experience and global mindset also make him an excellent choice to develop and
implement innovative strategies to better serve our customers and grow our
leadership position in the important U.S. insurance market."

Mr. Doughty led Individual Insurance for Manulife's Canadian division from
2007 until earlier this year, when he became head of John Hancock's Life
Insurance business. As head of John Hancock's LTC business, he succeeds
Marianne Harrison, who has been named General Manager of Manulife Financial's
Canadian division, based in Toronto.

About John Hancock Financial and Manulife Financial

John Hancock Financial is a division of Manulife Financial, a leading
Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia,
Canada and the United States. In 2012, John Hancock celebrates 150 years of
serving clients across the United States, while Manulife Financial celebrates
its 125^th anniversary. Operating as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia,
and primarily as 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 C$515 billion (US$523 billion) as at September 30, 2012. 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

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, 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

SOURCE John Hancock Financial

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