Four John Hancock Closed-End Funds Declare Monthly Distributions

       Four John Hancock Closed-End Funds Declare Monthly Distributions

PR Newswire

BOSTON, Dec. 3, 2012

BOSTON, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The four John Hancock closed-end funds
listed below declared their monthly distributions today as follows:

Declaration Date: December 3, 2012
Ex Date:December 11, 2012
Record Date: December 13, 2012
Payment Date:December 20, 2012

                                Change From        Market Price Annualized
Ticker Fund Name   Distribution Distribution Paid  as of        Current
                   Per Share    in Previous Month  11/30/2012   Distribution
                                                                Rate at Market
HPI    Preferred   $0.1400      -                  $22.42       7.49%
       Income Fund
       Preferred
HPF    Income Fund $0.1400      -                  $22.32       7.53%
       II
       Preferred
HPS    Income Fund $0.1222      -                  $19.23       7.63%
       III
       Premium
PDT    Dividend    $0.0755      -                  $13.70       6.61%
       Fund

At this time, it is anticipated that the above four Funds will accelerate the
declaration of their January 2013 monthly distributions in order for the Funds
to meet their 2012 distribution requirements for federal excise tax purposes.
The Funds' January distributions are expected to be payable in late January
2013 to shareholders of record on December 31, 2012. In February 2013, each of
the above Funds expects to resume its regular monthly distribution and payment
schedule.

A portion of a Fund's current distribution may include sources other than net
investment income, including a return of capital. Investors should understand
that a return of capital is not a distribution from income or gains of a Fund.
As required under the Investment Company Act of 1940, a notice with the
estimated components of the distribution will be sent to shareholders at the
time of payment if it does not consist solely of net investment income. Such
notice will also be posted to the Funds' website at www.jhfunds.com. The
notice should not be used to prepare tax returns as the estimates indicated in
the notice may differ from the ultimate federal income tax characterization of
distributions. After the end of each calendar year, investors will be sent a
Form 1099-DIV informing them how to report distributions received during that
year for federal income tax purposes.

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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