Manulife Strategic Income Opportunities Fund Announces Monthly Distribution

Manulife Strategic Income Opportunities Fund Announces Monthly Distribution 
TSX/NYSE/PSE: MFC
SEHK:945 
TORONTO, Dec. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Manulife Strategic Income Opportunities Fund 
(TSX: MSO.UN) (the "Fund") announced today that a monthly cash distribution in 
the amount of $0.05417 per unit of the Fund will be paid on January 15, 2013 
to unitholders of record as of December 31, 2012. 
A unitholder who has continually held units since inception will have received 
a total of $0.97506 per unit as of the payment date. 
About Manulife Investments 
Manulife Investments is the brand name describing certain Canadian 
subsidiaries and operating divisions of Manulife Financial Corporation that 
offer personal wealth management products and services in Canada. As one of 
Canada's leading integrated financial services providers, Manulife Investments 
offers a variety of products and services including segregated fund contracts, 
mutual funds, annuities, guaranteed interest contracts and structured 
products. Manulife Structured Products are managed by Manulife Asset 
Management Limited. 
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. 
For more information, please contact Manulife Customer Service at 
1-888-333-3240. 
Media contact: 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 DIV  
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