Manulife Financial Completes Offering of US$1.1B of Senior Notes

On September 17, 2010, Manulife Financial Corporation completed a public offering in the United States of US$1.1 billion aggregate principal amount of two series of its senior notes, consisting of US$600 million of 3.40 per cent senior notes due 2015 and US$500 million of senior notes due 2020.

The notes were issued under a prospectus supplement dated September 14, 2010 to Manulife's short form base shelf prospectus dated September 3, 2010, pursuant to Manulife's registration statement on Form F-10 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on August 30, 2010.

Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Banc of America Securities LLC and Goldman, Sachs & Co. acted as joint book-running managers for the offering.

Manulife was represented in-house by Stephen Sigurdson, Senior Vice President & General Counsel Canada and David Kerr, Assistant Vice President, Senior Counsel & Assistant Corporate Secretary, in the United States by Debevoise & Plimpton LLP with a team consisting of Alan Paley, Jeremy Smith and Elizabeth Whiston (securities) and Burt Rosen and Jason Navarino (tax), and in Canada by Torys LLP with a team that included Sharon Geraghty, David Seville and Jonathan Cescon (securities); Blair Keefe (insurance regulatory); Tom Zverina (lending) and James Welkoff and Catrina Card (tax).

The underwriters were represented by Shearman & Sterling LLP with a team consisting of Christopher Cummings, Stephen Centa, Hugo Sin, Tina Li and Mahsa Izadpanah (securities) and Laurence Crouch and Anil Kalia (tax).


Stephen Centa Blair W. Keefe James W. Welkoff Burt Rosen Alan H. Paley Tom Zverina Catrina M. Card David A. Seville Stephen P. Sigurdson David R. Kerr Jonathan R. Cescon Sharon C. Geraghty Christopher J. Cummings Laurence E. Crouch


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