Manulife Investments announces extension of termination date of Copernican World Financial Infrastructure Trust

TSX/NYSE/PSE: MFC   
SEHK:945 

TORONTO, Dec. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Manulife Asset Management Limited (the "Manager"), the Manager of Copernican World Financial Infrastructure Trust (TSX: CIW.UN) (the "Trust"), announced today that the previously announced termination of the Trust on December 13, 2013 will be delayed to enable the Manager to effect a more orderly liquidation of all of the assets in the Trust's portfolio. The termination of the Trust is expected to be completed as soon as practicable, but in any event, no later than June 13, 2014. A further press release will be issued once the Manager has determined the termination date.

Certain statements included in this news release constitute forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, those identified by the expressions "expect", "intend", "will" and similar expressions to the extent they relate to the Trust and/or the Manager. The forward-looking statements are not historical facts but reflect the Trust's and/or the Manager's current expectations regarding future results or events. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. Although the Trust and/or the Manager believes that the assumptions inherent in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and, accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements due to the inherent uncertainty therein. Neither the Trust nor the Manager undertake any obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking statement or information whether as a result of new information, future events or other such factors which affect this information, except as required by law.

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$575 billion (US$559 billion) as at September 30, 2013. 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.

SOURCE: Manulife Financial Corporation

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Media Contact:
Brooke Tucker-Reid
Media Relations Consultant
Manulife Financial
416-434-0635
brooke_tucker-reid@manulife.com


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