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Press release from Marketwire

Manulife Brompton Advantaged Bond Fund Renews Normal Course Issuer Bid

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Manulife Brompton Advantaged Bond Fund Renews Normal Course Issuer Bid11:16 EDT Thursday, May 19, 2011TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 19, 2011) - (TSX:MBB.UN) Manulife Brompton Advantaged Bond Fund has renewed its normal course issuer bid to purchase up to 260,400 units of the Fund representing approximately 10% of the public float of 2,604,460 units. The Fund may purchase up to 59,199 units in any 30 day period which is 2% of the 2,959,960 issued and outstanding units at May 16, 2011. As of May 16, 2011, the Fund had purchased 89,600 units under its current bid at an average price of $11.36 per unit.The units may be purchased for cancellation from May 24, 2011 to May 23, 2012 through the facilities of the TSX or other eligible alternative market and may only be purchased at a price per unit not exceeding the last published net asset value per unit. The Manager of the Fund believes that such purchases are in the best interest of the Fund and are a desirable use of its available funds.For further information, please contact your financial advisor, call Brompton's investor relations line at 416-642-9051 (toll-free at 1-866-642-6001), or visit our website at www.bromptonfunds.com.Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investment funds. Please read the fund's publicly filed documents which are available from SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Investment funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements contained in this news release constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking information may relate to matters disclosed in this press release and to other matters identified in public filings relating to the Fund, to the future outlook of the Fund and anticipated events or results and may include statements regarding the future financial performance of the Fund. In some cases, forward-looking information can be identified by terms such as "may", "will", "should", "expect", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "intend", "estimate", "predict", "potential", "continue" or other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. Actual results may vary from such forward-looking information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Chris CullenBrompton Funds Management LimitedSenior Vice President(416) 642-9064www.bromptonfunds.com