Manulife Mutual Funds is pleased to provide the proxy voting policies and records of its mutual funds. With years of experience, Manulife Mutual Funds investment advisors understand that their proxy voting decisions may affect the value of shareholdings. Each investment sub-advisor is committed to fulfilling their fiduciary duty to vote proxies in the best interests of their shareholders. Each investment sub-advisor is required to maintain proxy voting policies. The proxy voting policies serve as a guideline for proxy voting decisions and detail the process by which such decisions are made. Each vote is ultimately cast on a case-by-case basis, with the investment sub-advisor taking into consideration the relevant facts and circumstances at the time of the vote.
For your convenience, our proxy voting records are available on our website on an annual basis, no later than August 31, for the period of July 1 to June 30 of each year. Should you have difficulty locating a proxy voting record of a fund, it may be due to the fact that no record is maintained due to the particular circumstances of the fund. For example, no proxy voting record is available for a fund that invests exclusively in other Manulife Mutual Funds or for a fund that does not invest in equity securities. As well, no record may be available for a fund launched after June 30th. Funds launched after June 30th will have their proxy records disclosed no later than August 31 of the subsequent annual period.
The current proxy voting policies and procedures of Manulife Mutual Funds and the investment sub-advisors will be available to securityholders on request, at no cost, by calling toll-free 1-888-588-7999.
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