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Manulife Strategic Income Opportunities Fund Announces Monthly Distribution

Manulife Strategic Income Opportunities Fund Announces Monthly Distribution 
C$ unless otherwise stated
TSX/NYSE/PSE: MFC  SEHK:945  
TORONTO, March 18, 2013 /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 April 15, 2013 to 
unitholders of record as of March 28, 2013. 
A unitholder who has continually held units since inception will have received 
a total of $1.1375 per unit as of the payment date. 
For more information, please contact Manulife Customer Service at 
1-888-333-3240. 
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. Clients look to 
Manulife for 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$532 billion 
(US$535 billion) as at December 31, 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 contact: Tracy Van Kalsbeek Manulife Financial 519-594-4697 
tracy_vankalsbeek@manulife.com 
SOURCE: Manulife Financial Corporation 
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CO: Manulife Financial Corporation
ST: Ontario
NI: INS DIV  
-0- Mar/18/2013 18:45 GMT