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
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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