Manulife Financial to Release Fourth Quarter and Year End 2012 Financial Results

   Manulife Financial to Release Fourth Quarter and Year End 2012 Financial
                                   Results

PR Newswire

TORONTO, Jan. 24, 2013

TSX/NYSE/PSE: MFC
SEHK:945

TORONTO, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Manulife Financial Corporation will
release its fourth quarter and year end 2012 financial results on the morning
of Thursday, February 7, 2013, followed by a live webcast of the quarterly
conference call with analysts beginning at 2:00 p.m. (ET).

Scheduled speakers are Donald Guloien, President and Chief Executive Officer
and Steve Roder, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Telephone Conference Call:

Please call in 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

Local (Toronto): 416-340-2216

Toll free in North America: 1-866-898-9626

A replay of the call will be available beginning at 6:00 p.m. (ET) on February
7 through February 21 by dialing 1-800-408-3053 or 905-694-9451 (Pass Code:
6718073#).

The presentation material to be referenced during the call will be posted on
the Manulife Financial website and available for download following the
release of the fourth quarter and year end 2012 results. Both the presentation
material and the live audio webcast can be accessed at
www.manulife.com/quarterlyreports. Archived recordings of the webcast will be
available at the same address from 4:30 p.m. (ET) on February 7, 2013 until
May 2, 2013.

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
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.

SOURCE Manulife Financial Corporation

Contact:

Media Contact:
Laurie Lupton
416-852-7792
laurie_lupton@manulife.com

Investor Relations:
Steven Moore
416-926-6495
steven_moore@manulife.com

Anique Asher
416-852-9580
anique_asher@manulife.com