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Manulife Asset Management's Enhanced Website Showcases Global Reach

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Manulife Asset Management's Enhanced Website Showcases Global Reach11:49 EDT Thursday, April 12, 2012TORONTO, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Manulife Asset Management has revamped its website ( to further strengthen its brand identity and better serve the information needs of institutional investors and consultants.  The new continues the evolution of the company's re-branding initiative introduced in late 2010. "Our organization has been growing rapidly over the past few years and our enhanced website is another step is solidifying our brand identity with investors, consultants and the public," said J-F Courville, President and Chief Executive Officer of Manulife Asset Management. "The revamped site showcases our strengths and capabilities as a global investment organization, and also provides clients and consultants with easy access to materials they will find useful and informative."New features include:Detailed product information?providing clients and prospects with access to performance, portfolio characteristics and top holdings of Manulife Asset Management's strategies, Content available in English, French, Japanese as well as simplified and traditional Chinese languages in applicable countries, Individual sites for 15 different countries, accessed through a global portal, A sophisticated, modern design as well as richer functionality, and A robust thought leadership library with global investment research and commentary from the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan and Asia. Users may search, sort, filter and subscribe to these materials. About Manulife Asset Management Manulife Asset Management? is the global asset management arm of Manulife Financial. Manulife Asset Management provides comprehensive asset management solutions for institutional investors and investment funds in key markets around the world. Manulife Asset Management also provides investment management services to affiliates' retail clients through product offerings of Manulife and John Hancock. This investment expertise extends across a full range of asset classes including equity, fixed income and alternative investments such as real estate, timber, farmland, as well as asset allocation strategies. Manulife Asset Management has offices with full investment capabilities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines. In addition, it has a joint venture asset management business in China, Manulife TEDA. It also has operations in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and Uruguay. John Hancock Asset Management, Hancock Natural Resource Group and Declaration Management and Research are units of Manulife Asset Management. As at December 31, 2011, assets under management were Cdn$211 billion (US$208 billion). Additional information about Manulife Asset Management can be found at Manulife Asset Management was named a 2011 'Bond Manager of the Year' finalist by Money Management Intelligence (MMI) in the United States and "Best Asia Bond House" by Asia Asset Management. About Manulife FinancialManulife Financial is a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. In 2012, we celebrate 125 years of providing clients 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$500 billion (US$491 billion) as at December 31, 2011. 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   SOURCE Manulife Asset ManagementFor further information: Beth McGoldrick,, +1-617-663-4751