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TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Manulife Financial today announced that, effective January 1, 2013, Marianne Harrison has been promoted to Senior Executive Vice President and General Manager, Canadian Division. Ms. Harrison will report directly to Manulife President and Chief Executive Officer Donald A. Guloien, and will also become a member of the Company's Executive Committee.
"I am pleased to announce that Marianne will lead our Canadian Division. She has a wide range of experience and successes at Manulife gained through a number of diverse assignments. Marianne's appointment is another example of how we are cross-developing our executive team at Manulife. She started in a corporate role and then transitioned to a line role; also moving seamlessly from Canada to the U.S., and back," said Mr. Guloien. "She has excelled in each of her positions and built a solid reputation within and outside the Company."Ms. Harrison joined Manulife Financial in 2003, and prior to leading John Hancock Long-Term Care, had served as Executive Vice President and Controller. Before that she was Chief Financial Officer, Wealth Management at TD Bank Financial Group. Prior to that, she served as Vice President, Performance Management, TD Canada Trust. Ms. Harrison is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Western Ontario and a Diploma in Accounting from Wilfrid Laurier University. Serving one in five Canadians, Manulife's Canadian Division is one of Canada's leading financial services organizations. It offers a full range of protection and savings products and services available through a diversified distribution base, meeting the needs of a broad marketplace. 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$515 billion ( US$523 billion) as at September 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 Corporation