Manulife Financial Completes Offering of $900M Medium Term Notes

On August 20, 2010, Manulife Financial Corporation completed an offering of $900-million principal amount of 4.079 per cent medium term notes due 2015, pursuant to its medium term note program. The notes were issued under a pricing supplement dated August 17, 2010, to Manulife's short form base shelf prospectus dated May 8, 2009, amending and restating the short form base shelf prospectus dated March 30, 2009, and prospectus supplement dated April 21, 2009. The notes were offered through a dealer syndicate led by RBC Dominion Securities Inc. and BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc.

Manulife was represented in-house by Stephen Sigurdson, Senior Vice President & General Counsel Canada and David Kerr and Assistant Vice President, Senior Counsel & Assistant Corporate Secretary and by Torys LLP with a team that included Sharon Geraghty, David Seville and Blair Keefe (insurance regulatory) and James Welkoff and Catrina Card (tax).

The dealers were represented by McCarthy Tétrault LLP with a team consisting of Barry Ryan, Andrew Parker, Matthew Appleby and Matthew Harding (securities) and Jerald Wortsman (tax)