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For immediate release

November 8, 2018

Manulife partners with Grab to help busy Filipinos plan for their futures

Philippines - Manulife partnered with ride-hailing service Grab to educate Filipinos on-the-go about
the importance of saving, investing, and life insurance.

Two hundred Manulife-branded GrabCars are each currently installed with a tablet where
passengers can watch informative videos featuring actress/model Isabelle Daza, comedian
KaladKaren, and host/comedian Victor Anastacio. After each video, they can opt to schedule an
appointment with a financial adviser by filling up an online form.

Passengers will be asked to input their name, email address, and preferred date of appointment
when they sign up. Manulife will then match them with a financial adviser based on the information
they have given.

“In our commitment to provide innovative financial solutions to our customers, we are using
technology to make it easier for them to plan for their futures,” said Ryan Charland President and
CEO of Manulife Philippines. “With our partnership with Grab, we’ll be able to make Filipinos’ time in
transit more productive by showing them ways they can manage their finances and secure their

Cindy Toh, Country Marketing Head of Grab Philippines added: “Manulife and Grab share the same
vision of improving the lives of Filipinos. As the leading online-to-offline (020) mobile platform in
Southeast Asia, we are glad that this partnership with Manulife will allow our consumers to use their
time on the road to plan their future.”

The Manulife-branded GrabCars are present in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.
Filipinos can now go places with Manulife branded GrabCars #GrabAManulifePlan

About Manulife Philippines

The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company opened its doors for business in the Philippines in 1907.
Since then, Manulife’s Philippine Branch and later The Manufacturers Life Insurance Co. (Phils.),
Inc. (Manulife Philippines) has grown to become one of the leading life insurance companies in the
country. Manulife Philippines is a wholly-owned domestic subsidiary of Manulife Financial
Corporation, among the world’s largest life insurance companies by market capitalization. Learn
more about Manulife Philippines by visiting their website and following them
on Facebook (, Twitter (@ManulifePH), and Instagram

About Manulife

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people
make their decisions easier and lives better. We operate primarily as John Hancock in the United
States and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset
management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2017, we had about
35,000 employees, 73,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving more than 26
million customers. As of June 30, 2018, we had over $1.1 trillion (US$849 billion) in assets under
management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $27.6 billion in payments
to our customers. Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have
served customers for more than 100 years. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we
trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in
Hong Kong.

Media Contacts:
Melissa Henson Dessa Virtusio
Manulife Philippines Virtusio PR International, Inc.
(+632) 884-5484 (+632) 631-9479

About Grab

Grab is one of the most frequently used O2O mobile platforms in Southeast Asia, providing the everyday
services that matter most to consumers. Commute, eat, deliver shopping – and pay with one e-wallet.
Grab believes that every Southeast Asian should benefit from the digital economy, and the company
provides access to safe and affordable transport, food and package delivery, mobile payments and
financial services. Grab currently offers services in Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia,
Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia. For more information, please visit

Media Contact:

Krhizzy Pasigan
Public Relations Manager