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April 04, 2016 09:00 ET

Manulife Bank ABMs Are Now Bullfrogpowered® With 100 Per Cent Green Electricity

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 4, 2016) - Bullfrog Power, Canada's leading green energy provider, is pleased to announce that Manulife Bank of Canada ("Manulife Bank") is choosing 100 per cent green electricity for its network of more than 850 automated banking machines (ABMs) across Canada. As of today, Manulife Bank is choosing 100 per cent green electricity with Bullfrog Power for its full ABM network.

"Manulife Bank places great importance on the health of all Canadians and their environment," said Rick Lunny, President and CEO, Manulife Bank of Canada. "By switching to clean energy with Bullfrog Power for our national ABM network, we're able to take action on climate change and air pollution, support the development of cleaner energy sources for Canadians, and ultimately help create a healthier environment."

Through the agreement, Bullfrog Power's generators put 100 per cent clean, renewable electricity onto the grid to match the amount of conventional power that Manulife Bank's ABM network uses. Across Canada, Bullfrog Power's green electricity comes from a blend of wind and low-impact hydro power sourced from new Canadian renewable energy facilities. Bullfrog also uses Manulife Bank's support to help fund community-based green energy projects across Canada-such as solar panels on schools and renewable projects with First Nations groups.

"Bullfrogpowering Manulife Bank's ABMs means we're ensuring the energy going onto the grid for the ABMs is coming from clean, green sources," said Ron Seftel, CEO, Bullfrog Power. "Manulife Bank's choice for green power helps to displace energy from polluting sources on the grid-and it also sends a message to all Canadians about the Bank's commitment to environmental action and protection."

About Bullfrog Power

Bullfrog Power, Canada's leading green energy provider, offers renewable energy solutions that enable individuals and businesses to reduce their environmental impact, support the development of green energy projects in Canada and help create a cleaner, healthier world. As a Certified B Corporation, Bullfrog Power meets higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Thousands of individuals and businesses in Canada are doing their part to address climate change and air pollution by choosing green energy with Bullfrog Power. Sign up easily, quickly and affordably at bullfrogpower.com.

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About Manulife Bank

Established in 1993, Manulife Bank was the first federally regulated bank opened by an insurance company in Canada. It is a Schedule l federally chartered bank and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manulife. As Canada's first advisor-based bank, it has successfully grown to more than $20 billion in assets and serves clients across Canada.

About Manulife

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group providing forward-thinking solutions to help people with their big financial decisions. We operate as John Hancock in the United States, and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2015, we had approximately 34,000 employees, 63,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving 20 million customers. At the end of December 2015, we had $935 billion (US$676 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made more than $24.6 billion in benefits, interest and other 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. Follow Manulife on Twitter @ManulifeNews or visit www.manulife.com or www.johnhancock.com.

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