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
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
SOURCE: Manulife Financial Corporation
For further information:
Tracy Van Kalsbeek
Public Relations Consultant
Manulife Financial Canadian Division