John Hancock Closed-End Funds Portfolio Information Now Available

      John Hancock Closed-End Funds Portfolio Information Now Available

PR Newswire

BOSTON, Nov. 7, 2012

BOSTON, Nov.7, 2012 /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 October 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 Bank and Thrift Opportunity 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. 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.

About John Hancock Funds
The Boston-based mutual fund business unit of John Hancock Financial, John
Hancock Funds, manages more than $73.8 billion in open-end funds, closed-end
funds, private accounts, retirement plans and related party assets for
individual and institutional investors at June 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$514 billion (US$504
billion) at June 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

Website: http://www.jhfunds.com
Contact: Media: Jay Aronowitz, +1-617-663-2702, Investor: 1-800-843-0090
 
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