Manulife Financial Senior Executive Vice President and General Manager, Canadian Division to participate in a Q&A discussion at

   Manulife Financial Senior Executive Vice President and General Manager,
    Canadian Division to participate in a Q&A discussion at National Bank
        Financial's 11th Annual Canadian Financial Services Conference

PR Newswire

TORONTO, March 19, 2013

TSX/NYSE/PSE: MFC SEHK:945



TORONTO, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Marianne Harrison, Manulife Financial's
Senior Executive  Vice President  and General  Manager, Canadian  Division  is 
scheduled to participate in  a Question & Answer  discussion at National  Bank 
Financial's 11^th Annual Canadian Financial Services Conference in Montreal on
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 beginning at 1:10 pm ET.

Interested   parties   may   access    the   live   audio   webcast    through 
manulife.com/presentations. An archived  version of the  replay audio will  be 
available the day after the live event at the same location for six months.

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$532  billion 
(US$535 billion) as  at December 31,  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 inquiries:
Laurie Lupton
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laurie_lupton@manulife.com

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

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