Manulife Investment Management Announces Estimated Reinvested Capital Gains Distributions for Manulife Exchange Traded Funds

News Release

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For Immediate Release
November 27, 2023

Toronto - Manulife Investment Management today announced the 2023 annual reinvested distribution estimates for Manulife Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). These annual reinvested distributions generally represent realized capital gains within the ETFs. Please note that these are estimated capital gains amounts only as of October 16, 2023, and reflect forward-looking information which may cause these estimates to change.

Unitholders of record at the close of business on December 29, 2023, will receive the 2023 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 2024.

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

Details of the estimated 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 Global Bond ETF

GBND

0.015784

Manulife Smart Dividend ETF

CDIV

0.000000

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 Global Dividend ETF Portfolio

GDIV

0.000000

Manulife Multifactor Canadian Large Cap Index ETF

MCLC

1.005719

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

MULC.B

0.774250

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

0.452887

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

0.649422

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

MUSC.B

2.425924

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

MUSC

0.562859

Manulife Multifactor Emerging Markets Index ETF- Unhedged Units

MEME.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 Smart International Defensive Equity ETF – Unhedged Units

IDEF.B

0.399053

Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with exchange traded funds (ETFs). Please read the ETF Facts and prospectus before investing. ETFs are not guaranteed, their values change frequently, and past performance may not be repeated. Manulife ETFs are managed by Manulife Investment Management. Manulife Investment Management is a trade name of Manulife Investment Management Limited.

About Manulife Investment Management

Manulife Investment Management is the brand for the global wealth and asset management segment of Manulife Financial Corporation. Our mission is to make decisions easier and lives better by empowering investors for a better tomorrow. Serving more than 17 million individuals, institutions, and retirement plan members, we believe our global reach, complementary businesses, and the strength of our parent company position us to help investors capitalize on today's emerging global trends. We provide our clients access to public and private investment solutions across equities, fixed income, multi-asset, alternative, and sustainability-linked strategies, such as natural capital, to help them make more informed financial decisions and achieve their investment objectives. 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 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. Not all offerings are available in all jurisdictions. For additional information, please visit manulife.com.

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