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Patrick Murphy Named CEO of John Hancock Retirement Plan Services


BOSTON, MA, April 13, 2018 -- Patrick Murphy has been named Chief Executive Officer, John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JHRPS), part of John Hancock, the U.S. division of Toronto-based Manulife.

Mr. Murphy, who is based in Boston and is JHRPS' president, will replace Peter Gordon, who will be retiring from the company later in the year.

In his new role, he will be responsible for leading all facets of our US retirement record keeping business. His appointment is effective immediately.

"Patrick has been a critical member of the leadership team for our retirement business since coming on board in 2015," said Mr. Gordon. "He has been instrumental in expanding our solutions across the retirement plan market to service more than 57,000 plans and help more than 2.7 million participants. I'm confident that Patrick's experience, expertise and commitment will help serve our customers as we continue to grow."

Mr. Murphy joined Hancock when the company acquired New York Life's RPS business where he had been chief executive officer. The transaction increased Hancock's RPS assets under administration by approximately 60 percent, accelerated its expansion into the mid-case to large-case private sector retirement plan markets, and added scale and expertise in a strategically significant line of business.

He had been at New York Life for 11 years in a variety of roles. He has spent his career working in retirement plan services, previously working at American Express Retirement Plan Services, Transamerica and Putnam Investments.

Mr. Murphy graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Organizational Behavior and Management.

About John Hancock Retirement Plan Services

John Hancock is a leader in the retirement plan services marketplace, servicing more than 57,000 plans and helping more than 2.7 million participants, making it one of the largest full-service providers of 401k plans across all plan sizes.

About John Hancock and Manulife

John Hancock is a division of Manulife Financial Corporation, a leading international financial services group that helps people achieve their dreams and aspirations by putting customers' needs first and providing the right advice and solutions. We operate primarily 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.

Assets under management and administration by Manulife and its subsidiaries were more than $1.04 trillion (US$829.4 billion) as of December 31, 2017. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as MFC on the TSX, NYSE, and PSE, and under 945 on the SEHK. Manulife can be found at manulife.com.


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