TSX/NYSE/PSE: MFC; SEHK: 0945
TORONTO, Oct. 16 /CNW/ - Manulife Financial Corporation announced today
that it has entered into a pre-defined plan with a designated broker to allow
for the repurchase of its common shares under its previously announced normal
course issuer bid at times when Manulife Financial Corporation ordinarily
would not be active in the market due to its own internal trading blackout
periods, insider trading rules or otherwise.
About Manulife Financial
Manulife Financial is a leading Canadian-based financial services group
serving millions of customers in 19 countries and territories worldwide.
Operating as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia, and primarily through John
Hancock in the United States, the Company offers clients a diverse range of
financial protection products and wealth management services through its
extensive network of employees, agents and distribution partners. Funds under
management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were Cdn$410 billion
(US$386 billion) as at June 30, 2007.
Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE,
and under '0945' on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the Internet
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