John Hancock Announces Portfolio Manager Change To John Hancock Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund

John Hancock Announces Portfolio Manager Change To John Hancock Tax-Advantaged
                             Dividend Income Fund

PR Newswire

BOSTON, Feb. 4, 2013

BOSTON, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- John Hancock Advisers, LLC announced
today a change to the portfolio management team of the John Hancock
Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund (NYSE: HTD). HTD is managed by a team of
portfolio managers from John Hancock Asset Management a division of Manulife
Asset Management (US) LLC and a team from Analytic Investors, LLC

Effective immediately, the portfolio management team at John Hancock Asset
Management responsible for managing HTD has changed as follows: Lisa Welch no
longer serves on the portfolio management team. Gregory Phelps and Mark
Maloney, who have served on the portfolio management team for HTD since its
inception, will continue to serve on the team responsible for the management
of the underlying portfolio.

Lisa Welch will remain at John Hancock Asset Management where she will
continue to serve as a portfolio manager on several John Hancock Funds.

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

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

SOURCE John Hancock Funds

Contact: Jay Aronowitz, +1-617-663-2702 or Investor Contact: +1-800-843-0090
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