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John Hancock Closed-End Funds Portfolio Information Now Available

Monday, August 12, 2013

John Hancock Closed-End Funds Portfolio Information Now Available

20:06 EDT Monday, August 12, 2013

BOSTON, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- John Hancock Advisers, LLC announced today that the top-ten holdings and sector and industry weightings, as well as the monthly performance information, as of July 31, 2013 for John Hancock closed-end funds is now available on John Hancock Funds' web site.  This information is available at www.jhfunds.com by clicking on "Closed-End Funds" under "Funds & Performance" tab.

John Hancock Financial Opportunities Fund (NYSE: BTO)John Hancock Hedged Equity & Income Fund (NYSE: HEQ)John Hancock Income Securities Trust (NYSE: JHS)John Hancock Investors Trust (NYSE: JHI)John Hancock Preferred Income Fund (NYSE: HPI)John Hancock Preferred Income Fund II (NYSE: HPF)John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III (NYSE: HPS)John Hancock Premium Dividend Fund (NYSE: PDT) John Hancock Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund (NYSE: HTD)John Hancock Tax-Advantaged Global Shareholder Yield Fund (NYSE: HTY)

References to specific holdings and industry weightings are not recommendations to buy or sell such securities, and the Funds may not necessarily hold these securities today. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Statements in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined by the United States securities laws. You should exercise caution in interpreting and relying on forward-looking statements because they are subject to uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond the Fund's control and could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.

An investor should consider a Fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing.

About John Hancock FundsThe Boston-based mutual fund business unit of John Hancock Financial, John Hancock Funds is a world-class provider of asset management solutions, utilizing a unique best of breed, "manager of managers" model with an asset allocation mindset.  We partner with affiliated and non-affiliated asset managers from around the world through objective manager selection and diligent oversight. John Hancock Funds manages open-end funds, closed-end funds, college savings assets, retirement plans and related party assets for individual and institutional investors.  

About John Hancock Financial and Manulife Financial John Hancock Financial is a division of Manulife Financial, a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Operating as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States, the Company offers clients a diverse range of financial protection products and wealth management services through its extensive network of employees, agents and distribution partners. Funds under management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were C$555 billion (US$547 billion) as at March 31, 2013. 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.

The John Hancock unit, through its insurance companies, comprises one of the largest life insurers in the United States. John Hancock offers and administers a broad range of financial products, including life insurance, annuities, mutual funds, 401(k) plans, long-term care insurance, college savings, and other forms of business insurance. Additional information about John Hancock may be found at johnhancock.com.

SOURCE John Hancock Funds

For further information: Media, Ed Powers, (617) 663-4223, or Investor, (800) 225-6020

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