IN THE MATTER OF
MANULIFE SECURITIES INCORPORATED AND
MANULIFE SECURITIES INVESTMENT SERVICES INC.
NOTICE OF HEARING
(Subsections 127(1) and 127(2) of the Securities Act)
TAKE NOTICE THAT the Ontario Securities Commission (the “Commission”) will hold a hearing pursuant to subsections 127(1) and 127(2) of the Securities Act, RSO 1990, c S.5 (the “Act”) at the offices of the Commission located at 20 Queen Street West, 17th Floor, commencing on July 13, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as the hearing can be held;
AND TAKE NOTICE that the purpose of the hearing is for the Commission to consider whether it is in the public interest to approve the Settlement Agreement dated July 10, 2017, on a no-contest basis, between Staff of the Commission and Manulife Securities Incorporated and Manulife Securities Investment Services Inc.;
BY REASON OF the allegations set out in the Statement of Allegations of Staff, dated July 10, 2017;
AND TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that any party to the proceedings may be represented by a representative at the hearing;
AND TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that upon failure of any party to attend at the time and place aforesaid, the hearing may proceed in the absence of that party and such party is not entitled to any further notice of the proceeding;
AND TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Notice of Hearing is also available in French on request, participation may be in either French or English and participants must notify the Secretary’s Office in writing as soon as possible, and in any event, at least thirty (30) days before a hearing if the participant is requesting a proceeding to be conducted wholly or partly in French; and
ET AVIS EST ÉGALEMENT DONNÉ PAR LA PRÉSENTE que l'avis d'audience est disponible en français sur demande, que la participation à l'audience peut se faire en français ou en anglais et que les participants doivent aviser le Bureau du secrétaire par écrit le plut tôt possible et, dans tous les cas, au moins trente (30) jours avant l'audience si le participant demande qu'une instance soit tenue entièrement ou partiellement en français.
DATED at Toronto this 10th day of July, 2017.
Per: Grace Knakowski
Secretary to the Commission