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Press release from CNW Group

Manulife Financial's Proxy Circular and Annual Report available online

Friday, March 22, 2013

Manulife Financial's Proxy Circular and Annual Report available online14:00 EDT Friday, March 22, 2013TSX/NYSE/PSE: MFC    SEHK:945   TORONTO, March 22, 2013 /CNW/ - 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 FinancialManulife 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 CorporationFor further information: 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