Manulife Financial Completes Acquisition of Wellington West Financial Services

Manulife Financial Completes Acquisition of Wellington West Financial Services 
--  Purchase expands Manulife Securities business 
TORONTO, Oct. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Manulife Financial today announced that it has 
completed its previously announced acquisition of independent financial 
planning firm Wellington West Financial Services Inc., a division of 
Wellington West Holdings Inc., and a dealership registered with the Mutual 
Funds Dealers Association (MFDA), from National Bank. 
The completed acquisition adds 39 financial advisors and approximately $900 
million in assets under administration to Manulife Financial's Canadian 
dealer, Manulife Securities, to create a team of over 1,250 independent 
advisors with $21 billion in assets under administration. 
Manulife Securities advisors provide independent financial planning and 
investment management services to individuals, families and business owners 
encompassing a complete range of investment, banking and insurance options 
tailored to fit their financial goals. Financial terms of the deal were not 
"This transaction was an attractive strategic and financial opportunity in a 
business that we know well," said Rick Annaert, SVP and President and CEO, 
Manulife Securities. "We are very excited to add our new advisors to the team, 
and look forward to continuing to provide service to our clients and financial 
About Manulife Securities 
Manulife Securities is a national securities dealer. Our experienced advisors 
help clients prepare for their future through access to a comprehensive suite 
of investment products and services designed to address a wide range of 
financial planning needs. Registered with both the Mutual Fund Dealers 
Association (MFDA) and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of 
Canada (IIROC), the firm is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manulife Financial. 
About Manulife Financial 
Manulife Financial is a leading Canada-based financial services group with 
principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. In 2012, we 
celebrate 125 years of providing clients strong, reliable, trustworthy and 
forward-thinking solutions for their most significant financial decisions. Our 
international network of employees, agents and distribution partners offers 
financial protection and wealth management products and services to millions 
of clients. We also provide asset management services to institutional 
customers. Funds under management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries 
were C$514 billion (US$504 billion) as at June 30, 2012. The Company operates 
as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia and primarily as John Hancock in the 
United States. 
Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and 
under '945' on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the Internet at 
Media inquiries: Manulife Financial Laurie Lupton 416-852-7792 
SOURCE: Manulife Financial Corporation 
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