TSX/NYSE/PSE: MFC SEHK:945C$ unless otherwise statedTORONTO, Nov. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Manulife Financial Corporation ("MFC") announced today that it has entered into an agreement to privately place U.S. $270 million principal amount of 3.527% senior notes due December 2, 2026 (the "Notes"). The Notes will bear interest at a fixed rate of 3.527% and will mature on December 2, 2026. The Notes will be direct unsecured obligations of MFC and rank equally in right of payment with all of its existing and future unsecured and unsubordinated indebtedness. The offering is expected to close on or about December 2, 2016. MFC intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes. The Notes 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 or other jurisdiction and may not be offered or sold within the United States, or to, or for the account or benefit of, "U.S. persons" (as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act) except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state or local securities law. The offering will be made solely to non-U.S. persons in offshore transactions pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy securities in the United States or any other jurisdiction where it is unlawful to do so.