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    For Immediate Release / Toronto /

    Manulife Investments Announces Results of Special Meetings of Securityholders

    TORONTO – Manulife Investments today announced the receipt of the required approvals from securityholders to proceed with the previously announced mutual fund mergers and investment objective changes.

    Applicable securityholders of each of the following terminating and/or continuing funds have provided their approval of the applicable fund mergers:

    Terminating Fund Continuing Fund Merger Date – On or about:
    Manulife Asia Total Return Bond Fund Manulife Global Tactical Credit Fund April 20, 2018
    Manulife U.S. Dollar Floating Rate Income Fund Manulife U.S. Dollar Strategic Income Fund April 20, 2018
    Manulife Canadian Opportunities Balanced Class Manulife Canadian Monthly Income Class April 20, 2018
    Manulife Preferred Income Class Manulife Dividend Income Class April 20, 2018
    Manulife Canadian Opportunities Class Manulife Canadian Stock Class April 20, 2018
    Manulife Money Fund Manulife Money Market Private Trust May 25, 2018
    Manulife Short Term Bond Fund Manulife Money Market Private Trust May 25, 2018
    Manulife Canadian Corporate Bond Fund Manulife Canadian Bond Plus Fund May 25, 2018
    Manulife High Yield Bond Fund Manulife U.S. Tactical Credit Fund May 25, 2018
    Manulife Emerging Markets Debt Fund Manulife Global Tactical Credit Fund May 25, 2018
    Manulife Emerging Markets Class Manulife Emerging Markets Fund May 25, 2018
    Manulife U.S. Fixed Income Private Trust Manulife Global Fixed Income Private Trust May 25, 2018

     

    Notwithstanding the receipt of the requisite securityholder approval, the mergers of these funds also require the approval of the Canadian securities regulators before such mergers may be affected.

    The following merger proposals were withdrawn prior to the meeting and will not be implemented at this time:

    Terminating Fund Continuing Fund
    Manulife Canadian Dividend Growth Class Manulife Canadian Dividend Income Class
    Manulife Tactical Income Fund Manulife Canadian Monthly Income Class
    Manulife U.S. Dividend Income Class Manulife U.S. Dividend Income Fund

     

    Results of Vote on Investment Objective Changes

    Applicable securityholders of each of the following funds have provided their approval for an investment objective change effective April 6, 2018:

    • Manulife Dividend Income Private Pool
    • Manulife Dividend Income Fund
    • Manulife Dividend Income Class
    • Manulife Canadian Focused Fund
    • Manulife Canadian Focused Class
    • Manulife Money Market Private Trust
    • Manulife Canadian Bond Plus Fund
    • Manulife Dollar-Cost Averaging Fund

     

    About Manulife Investments
    Manulife Investments, a division of Manulife Asset Management Limited, builds on 125 years of Manulife’s wealth and investment management expertise in managing assets for Canadian investors. As one of Canada's leading integrated financial services providers, Manulife Investments and its affiliates offer a variety of products and services including exchange traded funds, segregated fund contracts, mutual funds, annuities and guaranteed interest contracts.

     

    About Manulife
    Manulife Financial Corporation is 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, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2017, we had approximately 34,000 employees, 73,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving more than 26 million customers. As of December 31, 2017, we had over $1.04 trillion (US$829.4 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $26.7 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 contact:
    Bev MacLean
    Manulife
    416-852-8501
    Beverley_Maclean@manulife.com
    @ManulifeNews