Manulife Mutual Funds announces plans to terminate three mutual funds

Manulife Mutual Funds announces plans to terminate three mutual funds 
TSX/NYSE/PSE: MFC
SEHK:945 
TORONTO, Dec. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Manulife Mutual Funds, a division of Manulife 
Asset Management Limited, announced today its intention to terminate Manulife 
Canadian Fixed Income Fund, Manulife Canadian Growth Fund and Manulife Japan 
Class (collectively, the "Terminating Funds"). Each of Manulife Canadian 
Fixed Income Fund and Manulife Canadian Growth Fund will terminate no later 
than June 13, 2013 and Manulife Japan Class will terminate on or about 
February 15, 2013; however, Manulife Mutual Funds expects the unitholders of 
Manulife Canadian Fixed Income Fund and Manulife Growth Fund to waive their 
right to receive 180 days' prior written notice of termination, permitting 
each of these funds to terminate on or about February 15, 2013. The 
Terminating Funds will be capped to new purchases, effective December 21, 2012. 
Manulife Canadian Fixed Income Fund and Manulife Canadian Growth Fund serve as 
underlying funds to certain asset allocation portfolios offered by Manulife 
Mutual Funds and are not available to retail investors. The decision was made 
to terminate these funds as they will no longer be used in those asset 
allocation portfolios. In addition, the termination of the Manulife Japan 
Class is a result of a regular review of our mutual funds. Through this 
analysis, we are able to streamline our line-up to ensure that Manulife Mutual 
Funds offers strong and efficient products that meet the demands of investors 
and their advisors. 
About Manulife Mutual Funds
Manulife Mutual Funds, a division of Manulife Asset Management Limited, builds 
on 125 years of Manulife Financial's wealth and investment management 
expertise in managing approximately C$19.6 billion as at September 30, 2012 
for Canadian investors, through a diverse portfolio of forward-thinking mutual 
fund products. Our experienced Portfolio Managers offer access to markets in 
Canada, the United States and around the world, in a range of investment 
styles to help meet individual needs. Manulife Mutual Funds is part of 
Manulife Investments, which offers personal wealth management products and 
services, such as mutual funds, segregated fund contracts, annuities and 
guaranteed interest contracts. For more information, please visit 
manulifemutualfunds.ca. 
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$515 billion (US$523 billion) as at September 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 
manulife.com. 
Media contacts: Tracy Van Kalsbeek Public Relations Consultant Manulife 
Financial Canadian Division 519-594-4697 tracy_vankalsbeek@manulife.com 
SOURCE: Manulife Financial Corporation 
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CO: Manulife Financial Corporation
ST: Ontario
NI: INS FND FLOWS  
-0- Dec/14/2012 19:00 GMT
 
 
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