Manulife Financial Corporation

10:31 AM EST - Manulife Financial Corporation : Has been notified of two unsolicited mini-tender offers made by Obatan LLC (Obatan) to purchase Manulife common shares. Manulife is in no way associated with Obatan and does not recommend or endorse acceptance of these unsolicited offers. The first offer, being made to residents of the United States, is to purchase up to 500,000 Manulife common shares, or approximately 0.026% of the common shares outstanding, at a price of $13.00 U.S. per share. The second offer, being made to residents of Canada, is to purchase up to 100,000 Manulife common shares, or approximately 0.005% of the common shares outstanding, at a price of $16.50 Canadian per share. Manulife Financial Corporation
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