John Hancock Closed-End Funds Release Earnings Data

             John Hancock Closed-End Funds Release Earnings Data

PR Newswire

BOSTON, Nov. 20, 2012

BOSTON, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The ten John Hancock Closed-End Funds
listed in the table below announced the earnings^1 for the three months ended
October 31, 2012. The same data for the comparable three month period ended
October 31, 2011 is also available below.

                              Three Months Ended 10/31/2012
                      Current
                              Net         Per           Total Managed
Ticker Fund Name      Fiscal             Common NAV                    Total Net
                              Investment  Share         Assets         Assets
                      Year   Income
                      End
HPI    Preferred      7/31    $11,218,660 $0.432 $22.30 $861,795,871*   $578,795,871
       Income Fund
HPF    Preferred      7/31    $9,166,219  $0.432 $22.20 $702,243,566*   $471,243,566
       Income Fund II
       Preferred
HPS    Income Fund    7/31    $11,768,686 $0.373 $19.35 $911,871,506*   $609,871,506
       III
       Bank and
BTO    Thrift         10/31   $839,807    $0.045 $18.91 $350,448,894    $350,448,894
       Opportunity
       Fund
HEQ    Hedged Equity  10/31   $459,529    $0.033 $17.60 $245,508,976    $245,508,976
       & Income Fund
       Income
JHS    Securities     10/31   $3,021,037  $0.258 $15.88 $276,091,363*   $185,791,363
       Trust
JHI    Investors      10/31   $4,079,260  $0.473 $20.44 $262,303,115*   $176,403,115
       Trust
PDT    Premium        10/31   $11,230,985 $0.225 $14.56 $1,094,204,194* $728,204,194
       Dividend Fund
       Tax-Advantaged
HTD    Dividend       10/31   $11,090,135 $0.294 $20.49 $1,163,449,852* $773,149,852
       Income Fund
       Tax-Advantaged
HTY    Global         10/31   $694,655    $0.073 $11.86 $112,624,579    $112,624,579
       Shareholder
       Yield Fund
                              Three Months Ended 10/31/2011
                      Current
                              Net         Per
Ticker Fund Name      Fiscal              Common NAV    Total Managed   Total Net
                              Investment  Share         Assets          Assets
                      Year   Income
                      End
HPI    Preferred      7/31    $11,349,926 $0.438 $20.47 $803,161,515*   $530,361,515
       Income Fund
HPF    Preferred      7/31    $9,364,360  $0.442 $20.44 $655,393,847*   $433,093,847
       Income Fund II
       Preferred
HPS    Income Fund    7/31    $11,983,420 $0.381 $17.48 $837,216,724*   $549,816,724
       III
       Bank and
BTO    Thrift         10/31   $685,944    $0.036 $15.67 $297,925,917    $297,925,917
       Opportunity
       Fund
HEQ    Hedged Equity  10/31   $331,134    $0.023 $16.99 $248,393,304    $248,393,304
       & Income Fund
       Income
JHS    Securities     10/31   $3,183,733  $0.274 $14.64 $257,296,984    $170,296,984
       Trust
JHI    Investors      10/31   $4,145,174  $0.484 $19.17 $251,799,358    $164,099,358
       Trust
PDT    Premium        10/31   $11,060,926 $0.221 $13.22 $989,616,819*   $660,416,819
       Dividend Fund
       Tax-Advantaged
HTD    Dividend       10/31   $10,544,176 $0.279 $18.27 $1,033,529,606* $689,529,606
       Income Fund
       Tax-Advantaged
HTY    Global         10/31   $1,025,577  $0.108 $12.12 $114,766,023    $114,766,023
       Shareholder
       Yield Fund
*Total managed assets include assets
attributable to borrowings under
Committed Facility Agreement.

^1 Earnings refer to net investment income, which is comprised of the Funds'
interest and dividend income, less expenses.

Amounts distributed by the Funds may vary from the earnings shown above and
will be announced in separate press releases. Up-to-date distribution rate
information is available on John Hancock Funds' web site at www.jhfunds.com by
clicking on "Closed-End Funds" under "Funds & Performance" tab.

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

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