TSX/NYSE/PSE: MFC SEHK:945C$ unless otherwise statedTORONTO, Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Manulife Financial Corporation ("Manulife") today announced that as a result of strong investor demand for its previously announced Canadian public offering of Non-cumulative Rate Reset Class 1 Shares Series 23 ("Series 23 Preferred Shares"), the size of the offering has been increased to 19 million shares. The gross proceeds of the offering will now be $475 million. The offering will be underwritten by a syndicate of investment dealers co-led by RBC Capital Markets, BMO Capital Markets and Scotiabank and is anticipated to qualify as Tier 1 capital for Manulife. The expected closing date for the offering is November 22, 2016. Manulife intends to file a prospectus supplement to its December 17, 2015 base shelf prospectus in respect of this issue. Manulife intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes. The Series 23 Preferred Shares have not been and will not be registered in the United States under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or the securities laws of any state of the United States and may not be offered, sold or delivered, directly or indirectly in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, a "U.S. person" (as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act) absent registration or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy securities in the United States and any public offering of the securities in the United States must be made by means of a prospectus.