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Manulife Financial Corporation announces Dividend Rates on Non-cumulative Rate Reset Class 1 Shares Series 13 and Non-cumulative Floating Rate Class 1 Shares Series 14

 
 
 
August 21, 2023
 

 

Toronto – Manulife Financial Corporation ("Manulife") today announced the applicable dividend rates for its Non-cumulative Rate Reset Class 1 Shares Series 13 (the "Series 13 Preferred Shares") (TSX:  MFC.PR.K) and Non-cumulative Floating Rate Class 1 Shares Series 14 (the "Series 14 Preferred Shares").

With respect to any Series 13 Preferred Shares that remain outstanding after September 19, 2023, holders thereof will be entitled to receive fixed rate non-cumulative preferential cash dividends on a quarterly basis, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of Manulife and subject to the provisions of the Insurance Companies Act (Canada). The dividend rate for the five-year period commencing on September 20, 2023, and ending on September 19, 2028, will be 6.35000% per annum or $0.396875 per share per quarter, being equal to the sum of the five-year Government of Canada bond yield as at August 21, 2023, plus 2.22%, as determined in accordance with the terms of the Series 13 Preferred Shares.

With respect to any Series 14 Preferred Shares that may be issued in connection with the conversion of the Series 13 Preferred Shares into the Series 14 Preferred Shares, holders thereof will be entitled to receive floating rate non-cumulative preferential cash dividends on a quarterly basis, calculated on the basis of the actual number of days elapsed in each quarterly floating rate period divided by 365, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of Manulife and subject to the provisions of the Insurance Companies Act (Canada). The dividend rate for the three-month period commencing on September 20, 2023, and ending on December 19, 2023, will be 1.83022% (7.34100% on an annualized basis) or $0.457555 per share, being equal to the sum of the three-month Government of Canada Treasury bill yield as at August 21, 2023, plus 2.22%, as determined in accordance with the terms of the Series 14 Preferred Shares.

Beneficial owners of Series 13 Preferred Shares who wish to exercise their right of conversion should instruct their broker or other nominee to exercise such right before 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on September 5, 2023. Such date of September 5, 2023 represents a change from the date of September 4, 2023 referred to in the news release issued by Manulife on July 26, 2023 announcing such conversion right, which news release can be viewed on SEDAR+ or Manulife's website. Conversion inquiries should be directed to Manulife's Registrar and Transfer Agent, TSX Trust Company, at 1‑800‑783‑9495.

The Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") has conditionally approved the listing of the Series 14 Preferred Shares effective upon conversion. Listing of the Series 14 Preferred Shares is subject to Manulife fulfilling all the listing requirements of the TSX and, upon approval, the Series 14 Preferred Shares will be listed on the TSX under the trading symbol "MFC.PR.S".

The Series 13 Preferred Shares and the Series 14 Preferred Shares have not been and will not be registered in the United States under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or the securities laws of any state of the United States and may not be offered, sold or delivered, directly or indirectly in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, a "U.S. person" (as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act) absent registration or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy securities in the United States and any public offering of the securities in the United States must be made by means of a prospectus.

 
About Manulife

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services provider, helping people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we provide financial advice and insurance, operating as Manulife across Canada, Asia, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. Through Manulife Investment Management, the global brand for our Global Wealth and Asset Management segment, we serve individuals, institutions, and retirement plan members worldwide. At the end of 2022, we had more than 40,000 employees, over 116,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving over 34 million customers. We trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.

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