Manulife Financial's Proxy Circular and Annual Report available online

    Manulife Financial's Proxy Circular and Annual Report available online

PR Newswire

TORONTO, March 22, 2013

TSX/NYSE/PSE: MFC SEHK:945



TORONTO, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Manulife Financial Corporation's Proxy
Circular and 2012 Annual Report are being mailed to shareholders and are now
available for download at manulife.com.

The Proxy Circular contains information for common shareholders about the
annual meeting that is scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 2, 2013 in
Toronto, Ontario, including information relating to the election of Directors
of the Company and the appointment of auditors.

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
(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