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Direct deposit of dividends
In Canada, the United States and Hong Kong direct deposit of MFC dividends into your bank account can be arranged through our local stock transfer agents.
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Eligible Dividend Designation
For purposes of the enhanced dividend tax credit rules contained in the Income Tax Act (Canada) and any corresponding provincial and territorial tax legislation, all dividends (and deemed dividends) paid on the Common and Preferred shares of Manulife Financial Corporation to Canadian residents after December 31, 2005, are designated as "eligible dividends". Unless stated otherwise, all dividends (and deemed dividends) paid by MFC hereafter are designated as "eligible dividends" for the purposes of such rules.
Dividend Tax Receipts
Tax receipts for residents of the United States are sent out within 30 days after the start of the next calendar year. Tax receipts for those U.S. holders who receive their dividends in check form are attached to the last dividend payment of the year.
Tax receipts are sent out within 60 days after the start of the next calendar year to holders resident in Canada and all other countries.
More Information about your dividend payments
If you are a Registered or Ownership Statement holder please contact our local stock transfer agents for specific information about your dividends. Click on your country of residence
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If you bought your shares through your stock broker please contact them directly.
Manulife Dividend Reinvestment (DRIP) and Share Purchase Plans
Manulife offers Dividend Reinvestment and Share Purchase Plans to Canadian and U.S. resident holders. . These Plans are convenient and easy to use. Participants can change or terminate their participation in the Plans at anytime.
The Canadian and US plans allow you to:
- Have your MFC common share dividend automatically reinvested without paying certain fees or brokerage commissions;
- Purchase additional Shares on the dates on which we pay cash dividends on our Shares, also without paying certain fees or brokerage commissions;
- Sell the Shares you hold through the Plan, subject to certain fees and brokerage commissions, and
- Have easy access to your account through 24/7 online access
For a copy of the Canadian Plan offering circular, click here. To enroll or request a printed copy of the offering circular, please contact the Canadian plan administrator (AST Trust Company (Canada) by phone at 1-800-783-9495, by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org/ca, online at www.astfinancial.com or by mail at P.O. Box 700, Station B, Montreal, QC H3B 3K3.
For a copy of the U.S. Plan prospectus, click here. To enroll or request a printed copy of the prospectus, please contact the U.S. plan administrator, AST Financial , directly at 1-800-249-7702, by e-mail at email@example.com, online at www.astfinancial.com , or by mail at AST, , P.O. Box 199036, Brooklyn, NY 11219.