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John Hancock Closed-end Funds Portfolio Information Now Available

BOSTON, Jan. 8, 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 December 31, 2012 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 Fund1 (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)   

1 Effective December 14, 2012, the John Hancock Bank and Thrift Opportunity Fund changed its name to the John Hancock Financial Opportunities Fund.

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

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 Funds   

The Boston-based mutual fund business unit of John Hancock Financial, John Hancock Funds, manages more than $77.9 billion in open-end funds, closed-end funds, private accounts, retirement plans and related party assets for individual and institutional investors at September 30, 2012.

About John Hancock Financial and Manulife Financial Corporation  
John Hancock Financial is a unit of Manulife Financial Corporation, a leading Canadian-based financial services group serving millions of customers in 22 countries and territories worldwide. Operating as Manulife Financial in Canada and in most of Asia, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States, Manulife Financial Corporation 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 Cdn$515 billion (US$523 billion) at September 30, 2012.

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 www.manulife.com.

The John Hancock unit, through its insurance companies, comprises one of the largest life insurers in the United States. John Hancock offers a broad range of financial products and services, including life insurance, annuities, fixed products, 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 www.johnhancock.com.

SOURCE John Hancock Funds

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