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Press release from CNW Group

Copernican World Financial Infrastructure Trust Announces Anticipated Distribution for 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Copernican World Financial Infrastructure Trust Announces Anticipated Distribution for 201310:00 EST Thursday, February 14, 2013C$ unless otherwise stated TSX/NYSE/PSE: MFC    SEHK:945TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Copernican World Financial Infrastructure Trust (TSX: CIW.UN) (the "Fund") is pleased to announce that its quarterly cash distribution for 2013 will be $0.05 per unit of the Fund or $0.20 per annum.The Fund determines annually its anticipated quarterly distribution target for the following year. The distribution rate was determined based upon prevailing market conditions and the Manager's estimate of distributable cash flow for the 12 months ending December 31, 2013. This represents an annual yield of 2.96% based on a market price of $6.75 per unit on January 30, 2013.About Manulife InvestmentsManulife Investments is the brand name describing certain Canadian subsidiaries and operating divisions of Manulife Financial Corporation that offer personal wealth management products and services in Canada. As one of Canada's leading integrated financial services providers, Manulife Investments offers a variety of products and services including segregated fund contracts, mutual funds, annuities, guaranteed interest contracts and structured products. Manulife Structured Products are managed by Manulife Asset Management Limited.About Manulife FinancialManulife Financial is a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Clients look to Manulife for strong, reliable, trustworthy and forward-thinking solutions for their most significant financial decisions. Our international network of employees, agents and distribution partners offers financial protection and wealth management products and services to millions of clients. We also provide asset management services to institutional customers. Funds under management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were C$532 billion (US$535 billion) as at December 31, 2012. The Company operates as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia and primarily as John Hancock in the United States.Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under '945' on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the Internet at manulife.com.For more information, please contact Manulife Customer Service at 1-888-333-3240.SOURCE: Manulife Financial CorporationFor further information: Media contact:  Tracy Van Kalsbeek Manulife Financial 519-594-4697 tracy_vankalsbeek@manulife.com