Manulife Financial Recognized for Best Overall Corporate Governance,
International, at Corporate Governance Awards in New York
TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Manulife Financial was recognized as having the
Best Overall Corporate Governance in the International category at the annual
Corporate Governance Awards held earlier this month in New York.
This is the fifth year that Corporate Secretary, a leading U.S. governance and
compliance publication, has celebrated top companies and professionals in the
corporate governance, compliance and legal community for demonstrating
innovation and best practices in the field of governance.
Manulife's leadership in corporate governance, including board structure and
renewal, board effectiveness and company transparency and enhanced disclosure
were key factors for the panel of expert judges.
"We are deeply honoured by this recognition of our efforts," said Dr. Gail
Cook-Bennett, Manulife Financial's Board Chair. "The financial crisis
profoundly changed the world and collectively we responded to ensure the
company's success in the new environment."
Over the past few years, Manulife and its Board implemented several
significant corporate governance enhancements focusing on the Board's
diversity of skills and expertise, strategy and clear and transparent
This latest award builds on the recognition Manulife received in 2012 as a Top
100 Employer in Canada and Top 100 Employer for Young People. Since 2002,
Manulife has also received top scores for corporate governance in the Globe
and Mail's Board Games report and has been recognized as a publicly listed
corporation with one of the highest scores in the Institute of Corporate
Directors' 2011 and 2012 Scorecard.
About Manulife Financial
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
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
Media contact: Laurie Lupton Manulife Financial email@example.com
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