Manulife Investment Management announces final reinvested capital gains distributions for Manulife Exchange Traded Funds

News Release

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TSX/NYSE/PSE: MFC     SEHK: 945
For Immediate Release
December 30, 2022 

Toronto - Manulife Investment Management today announced the final 2022 annual reinvested distributions for Manulife Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). These annual reinvested distributions generally represent realized capital gains within the ETFs. 

Unitholders of record at close of business on December 30, 2022 will receive the 2022 reinvested distributions. The distributions will not be paid in cash, but will be reinvested automatically in additional units of the respective ETFs and immediately consolidated so that the number of units held by each unitholder, and the net asset value of the ETFs will not change because of the distributions. Unitholders holding their units outside registered plans will have taxable amounts to report and an increase in the adjusted cost base of their investment.

The actual distribution amounts, including the tax characteristics, will be reported to brokers through Clearing and Depository Services Inc. in early 2023.

Please note that the cash distributions are reported separately and may be applicable for some ETFs making annual reinvested distributions.

Details of the reinvested distribution per unit amounts are as follows:

ETF

Ticker

Distribution Amount (per unit) ($)

Manulife Smart Short-Term Bond ETF

TERM

0.000000

Manulife Smart Core Bond ETF

BSKT

0.000000

Manulife Smart Corporate Bond ETF

CBND

0.000000

Manulife Smart Dividend ETF

CDIV

0.041426

Manulife Smart U.S. Dividend ETF – Unhedged Units

UDIV.B

0.000000

Manulife Smart U.S. Dividend ETF – Hedged Units

UDIV

0.000000

Manulife Smart U.S. Dividend ETF – USD Units

UDIV.U

0.000000

Manulife Smart International Dividend ETF – Unhedged Units

IDIV.B

0.000000

Manulife Smart International Defensive Equity ETF – Unhedged Units

IDEF.B

0.000000

Manulife Smart Defensive Equity ETF

CDEF

0.000000

Manulife Smart U.S. Defensive Equity ETF – Unhedged Units

UDEF.B

0.000000

Manulife Smart U.S. Defensive Equity ETF – Hedged Units

UDEF

0.000000

Manulife Smart U.S. Defensive Equity ETF – USD Units

UDEF.U

0.000000

Manulife Multifactor Canadian Large Cap Index ETF

MCLC

1.861180

Manulife Multifactor U.S. Large Cap Index ETF – Unhedged Units

MULC.B

0.635161

Manulife Multifactor U.S. Large Cap Index ETF – Hedged Units

MULC

0.000000

Manulife Multifactor U.S. Mid Cap Index ETF – Unhedged Units

MUMC.B

0.000000

Manulife Multifactor U.S. Mid Cap Index ETF – Hedged Units

MUMC

0.000000

Manulife Multifactor Developed International Index ETF – Unhedged Units

MINT.B

0.000000

Manulife Multifactor Developed International Index ETF – Hedged Units

MINT

0.000000

Manulife Multifactor Canadian SMID Cap Index ETF

MCSM

1.254791

Manulife Multifactor U.S. Small Cap Index ETF – Unhedged Units

MUSC.B

0.000000

Manulife Multifactor U.S. Small Cap Index ETF – Hedged Units

MUSC

0.000000

Manulife Multifactor Emerging Markets Index ETF – Unhedged Units

MEME.B

0.000000

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About Manulife Investment Management

Manulife Investment Management is the global brand for the global wealth and asset management segment of Manulife Financial Corporation. We draw on more than a century of financial stewardship and the full resources of our parent company to serve individuals, institutions, and retirement plan members worldwide. Headquartered in Toronto, our leading capabilities in public and private markets are strengthened by an investment footprint that spans 19 geographies. We complement these capabilities by providing access to a network of unaffiliated asset managers from around the world. We’re committed to investing responsibly across our businesses. We develop innovative global frameworks for sustainable investing, collaboratively engage with companies in our securities portfolios, and maintain a high standard of stewardship where we own and operate assets, and we believe in supporting financial well-being through our workplace retirement plans. Today, plan sponsors around the world rely on our retirement plan administration and investment expertise to help their employees plan for, save for, and live a better retirement. Not all offerings are available in all jurisdictions. For additional information, please visit manulifeim.com.

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 2021, we had more than 38,000 employees, over 119,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving over 33 million customers. We trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong. Not all offerings are available in all jurisdictions. For additional information, please visit manulife.com.

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