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American Marathoner Ryan Hall Kicks Off John Hancock‰Ûªs 2011 Boston Marathon
Employee Training Program

Boston, MA (November 2, 2010) ‰ÛÒ Elite marathoner Ryan Hall, who last
year ran the fastest time on the Boston course ever by an American, kicked
off the first training meeting for John Hancock‰Ûªs Boston Marathon employee
runners.  

Since 2007, John Hancock and Manulife employees have taken on the challenge
of training together for the Boston Marathon and raising funds in support
of the Company‰Ûªs philanthropic missions.  For the fifth consecutive
year, John Hancock employees will raise funds for select Boston non-profits
that make a difference in the lives of young people. Canadian Manulife
employees will raise money for Habitat for Humanity Canada.

Hall spoke to employees about preparing for the Marathon and the importance
of giving back to the community. Last year Hall, with his wife Sara, launched
The Hall Steps Foundation, which works through the running community to
end structural causes of global poverty, including supporting clean water
and safe shelter initiatives.

‰ÛÏWe are so pleased to kick off our 2011 Marathon efforts with Ryan,‰Û
said Rob Friedman, Assistant Vice President, John Hancock Sponsorship and
Event Marketing. ‰ÛÏWhile he remains committed to running at an amazing
level, he also is equally passionate about taking steps to make the world
a better place ‰ÛÒ and engaging people to join him.‰Û  

The John Hancock Boston Marathon
Fundraising Program is part of the Company’s $11.2 million of total support
in 2010 to Boston area non-profits.  The Company also donates 10,000
hours of community support through its employee volunteer programs each
year.

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