As announced by Manulife on May 23, 2023, after June 19, 2023, holders of Series 25 Preferred Shares 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 June 20, 2023, and ending on June 19, 2028, will be 5.94200% per annum or $0.371375 per share per quarter, being equal to the sum of the five-year Government of Canada bond yield as of May 23, 2023, plus 2.55%, as determined in accordance with the terms of the Series 25 Preferred Shares.
Subject to certain conditions described in the prospectus supplement dated February 12, 2018 relating to the issuance of the Series 25 Preferred Shares, Manulife may redeem the Series 25 Preferred Shares, in whole or in part, on June 19, 2028 and on June 19 every five years thereafter.
The Series 25 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.
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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