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TORONTO, May 21, 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 June 6, 2013 to unitholders of record as of May 31, 2013.
A unitholder who has continually held units since inception will have
received a total of $1.2459 per unit as of the payment date.
In addition, a special cash distribution of approximately $0.16556 per unit will also be paid on June 6, 2013 to unitholders of record as
of May 31, 2013. The special distribution may consist of capital gains
and/or a return of capital and is being paid by the Fund in order to
distribute any and all accrued and expected capital gains of the Fund
to unitholders in connection with the end of May special redemption
right at net asset value. The actual special cash distribution amount
will be determined based on financial information as of May 31, 2013
and may be different than the estimated amount provided above.
For more information, please contact Manulife Customer Service at
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$555 billion (US$547
billion) as at March 31, 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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