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Press release from CNW Group

Manulife Financial Corporation's Asia Institutional Investor Day 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Manulife Financial Corporation's Asia Institutional Investor Day 201210:00 EDT Thursday, August 23, 2012 TSX/NYSE/PSE: MF SEHK:945C$ unless otherwise stated TORONTO, Aug. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - Manulife Financial will host an Asia Institutional Investor Day on Friday, September 7, 2012 in Hong Kong. President and Chief Executive Officer Donald A. Guloien, Senior Executive Vice President & General Manager, Asia Robert A. Cook, and key Asia Division executives will present Manulife's Asia growth strategy and opportunities in the region. Opening remarks are scheduled to begin at 10 am Hong Kong time (Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 10 pm ET for investors in North America) and closing remarks will conclude prior to 4 pm Hong Kong time (Friday, September 7, 2012 at 4 am ET for investors in North America).A webcast of the event will be available on manulife.com/presentations.About Manulife Financial Manulife 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$514 billion (US$504 billion) as at June 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 CorporationFor further information: Media inquiries: Laurie Lupton Manulife Financial 416-852-7792 laurie_lupton@manulife.com  Investor Relations:  Anthony G. Ostler Manulife Financial 416-926-5471 anthony_ostler@manulife.com  Anique Asher Manulife Financial 416-852-9580 anique_asher@manulife.com