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John Hancock’s Marathon Fundraising Nets $9M for Non-Profits

John Hancock‰Ûªs 2013 Boston Marathon
Fundraising Program Nets   A Record $7.9 Million for Non-Profit Organizations

Runners in 117th
Boston Marathon raised funds for 146 non-profits


BOSTON, MA, August 26, 2013
‰ÛÓ John Hancock‰Ûªs 2013 Boston Marathon Fundraising Programs raised
nearly $8 million for Non-Profit organizations as part of the 117th
running of the historic race on April 15, 2013.  The record total
for 2013 represents a 16 percent increase over 2012‰Ûªs fundraising results.
 

As part of John Hancock‰Ûªs sponsorship
of the Marathon, each year the company provides non-profits with guaranteed
entry numbers (‰ÛÏbibs‰Û) that enable funds to be raised for their organizations.
 More than 1,000 runners helped raise funds and awareness for 146
organizations this year.  

Included in that total, 154 employee
runners from John Hancock and parent company Manulife Financial raised
more than $285,000 in 2013, a 44 percent increase over 2012.  Funds
raised by employees benefited the Boys & Girls Club of Boston, Ron
Burton Training Village, Pathways to Education Canada and Habitat for Humanity
Canada.

‰ÛÏThe Boston Marathon is a tremendous
force for good, made evident by the impact the fundraising has on our community
and the causes represented in the Marathon Non-Profit Program,‰Û said Craig
Bromley, President of John Hancock. ‰ÛÏOur employees and all non-profit
runners are a source of pride each year as they dedicate their running
to benefit our community partners and raise awareness in support of worthy
causes throughout Greater Boston.‰Û

Among the 146 organizations benefitting
from the 2013 program were:  MassGeneral Hospital for Children,
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston Medical Center, Massachusetts
Eye & Ear Infirmary, The Hoyt Foundation, and Joe Andruzzi Foundation.

‰ÛÏJohn Hancock‰Ûªs program for non-profits
has helped Boston Medical Center raise an incredible $550,000 over the
last two years,‰Û said Kate Walsh, President and CEO of Boston Medical
Center. ‰ÛÏThis program allows Team BMC runners to raise funds to support
the residents of Boston having access to critical services.”

2013 marks the 28th year of John
Hancock’s landmark sponsorship of the legendary Boston Marathon.  John
Hancock is committed to its long-standing partnership with the Boston Athletic
Association (B.A.A.) to support one of the world‰Ûªs premier sporting events.
 Over the past 28 years, the official B.A.A. Charity Program and John
Hancock‰Ûªs own Non-Profit Program have combined to raise more than $170
million for community-based organizations.  

For the second consecutive year,
John Hancock utilized a centralized online fundraising platform for its
program through a partnership with CrowdRise䋢 (
www.crowdrise.com/2013bostonmarathon)
, an innovative online fundraising web site for individuals, charities
and events.  

About John Hancock Financial
and Manulife Financial


John Hancock Financial is a division
of Manulife Financial, a leading Canada-based financial services group
with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Operating
as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia, and primarily as John Hancock
in the United States, the Company offers clients a diverse range of financial
protection products and wealth management services through its extensive
network of employees, agents and distribution partners. Funds under management
by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were C$567billion (US$539 billion)
as at June 30, 2013. 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.

The John Hancock unit, through its
insurance companies, comprises one of the largest life insurers in the
United States. John Hancock offers and administers a broad range of financial
products, including
life
insurance
, annuities,
fixed products,
mutual
funds
, 401(k)
plans
, long-term
care insurance
, college
savings
, and other forms
of business insurance. Additional information about John Hancock may be
found at
johnhancock.com.

For more information about the
Boston Marathon:

www.johnhancock.com/bostonmarathon/index.html
             Twitter @jhboston26

www.baa.org
                     
               
               
    Twitter @bostonmarathon

For more information about John
Hancock Boston Marathon Non-Profit Fundraising:

http://www.johnhancock.com/bostonmarathon/bostonmarathon_nonprofit.html
 

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