MFC.PR.H To Be Redeemed

Manulife Financial Corporation has announced (but not on their website because, well, you know, Manulife):

its intention to redeem all of its outstanding 10,000,000 Non-cumulative Rate Reset Class 1 Shares Series 7 (“Series 7 Preferred Shares”) for cash on March 19, 2022. The Series 7 Preferred Shares (TSX: MFC.PR.H) are redeemable at Manulife’s option on March 19, 2022, at a redemption price per Series 7 Preferred Share equal to C$25.00 for an aggregate total of C$250 million. Formal notice will be delivered to holders of Series 7 Preferred Shares in accordance with the terms outlined in the share provisions for the Series 7 Preferred Shares.

Separately from the redemption price, the final quarterly dividend of C$0.2695 per Series 7 Preferred Share will be paid in the usual manner on March 19, 2022 to shareholders of record on February 23, 2022 or such other record date determined by the board. After the Series 7 Preferred Shares are redeemed, holders of Series 7 Preferred Shares will cease to be entitled to distributions of dividends and will not be entitled to exercise any rights as holders other than to receive the redemption price.

MFC.PR.H is a FixedReset, 4.60%+313 that commenced trading 2012-2-22 after being announced 2012-2-14. Extension was announced in 2017, and the issue reset to 4.312%. I recommended against conversion and there was none.

Thanks to Assiduous Reader CanSiamCyp for bringing this to my attention!

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