Exchange Bulletin

Manulife Smart U.S. Defensive Equity ETF (UDEF, UDEF.B) To Trade On Toronto Stock Exchange

November 8, 2021

Issuer: Manulife Smart U.S. Defensive Equity ETF (the "ETF")

SecuritySymbolIssued and Outstanding SecuritiesReserved SecuritiesIssue Price
Hedged Units UDEF 125,000 None $10.00
Unhedged Units UDEF.B 125,000 None $10.00
Listing category: Non-Corporate
Trading currency: CDN$
Transaction: Initial public offering of Hedged Units and Unhedged Units (together, the "Units") (the "Offering")
Listing date: November 9, 2021 (as at 5:01 pm) in anticipation of closing of the Offering
Anticipated closing date: November 10, 2021 (prior to the opening)
Posted for trading date: November 10, 2021 (at the opening) subject to confirmation of closing of the Offering
Other market(s): None
Designated market maker: National Bank Financial Inc.
Security ownership registration: CDS book-entry only system as well as non-certificated issue
Investor relations: Justin Heldsinger
Director, ETF Management & Development
Kristen Little
Director, ETF Capital Markets, Investment Products
Incorporation: Exchange traded mutual fund established under the laws of the province of Ontario, pursuant to the terms of the Declaration of Trust.
Manager and Trustee: Manulife Investment Management Limited
Fiscal year end: December 31
Nature of business: The ETF seeks to achieve long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in a diversified portfolio of U.S. securities while also seeking to reduce overall market sensitivity.
Transfer agent and registrar: TSX Trust Company at its principal office in Toronto.
Distributions: Cash distributions, if any, on Units of the ETF will be made semi-annually.
Hedged Units and Unhedged Units: Any foreign currency exposure in the portfolio that is attributable to Unhedged Units will not be hedged back to the Canadian dollar. The ETF will seek to hedge all or substantially all of the foreign currency exposure in the portfolio that is attributable to Hedged Units back to the Canadian dollar by investing in or using Derivatives.
Sponsorship: Not applicable
Offering document: Prospectus dated October 25, 2021 which is available at Capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein are as defined in the Prospectus.
Initial public offering: 125,000 Hedged Units will be issued at a subscription price of $10.00 per Hedged Unit and 125,000 Unhedged Units will be issued at a subscription price of $10.00 per Unhedged Unit. The ETF is authorized to issue an unlimited number of Units, each of which represents an equal, undivided interest in the net assets attributable to that class. The Units of the ETF are being issued and sold on a continuous basis and there is no maximum number of Units that may be issued.
TSX contact: Chris Birkett,
Managing Director,
Toronto Stock Exchange.