John Hancock Closed-End Funds Release Earnings Data

             John Hancock Closed-End Funds Release Earnings Data

PR Newswire

BOSTON, Feb. 21, 2013

BOSTON, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The nine John Hancock Closed-End Funds
listed in the table below announced the earnings^1 for the three months ended
January 31, 2013. The same data for the comparable three month period ended
January 31, 2012 is also available below.

                              Three Months Ended 1/31/2013
                      Current
                              Net         Per           Total Managed
Ticker Fund Name      Fiscal  Investment  Common NAV                    Total Net
                              Income      Share         Assets          Assets
                      Year
                      End
HPI    Preferred      7/31    $11,241,085 $0.433 $22.16 $858,413,189*   $575,413,189
       Income Fund
HPF    Preferred      7/31    $9,190,607  $0.433 $22.05 $699,203,833*   $468,203,833
       Income Fund II
       Preferred
HPS    Income Fund    7/31    $11,825,102 $0.375 $19.27 $909,818,403*   $607,818,403
       III
       Financial
BTO    Opportunities  10/31   $1,374,290  $0.074 $19.75 $366,020,061    $366,020,061
       Fund**
       Income
JHS    Securities     10/31   $3,046,936  $0.260 $15.89 $276,525,210*   $186,225,210
       Trust
JHI    Investors      10/31   $3,934,119  $0.455 $20.68 $264,730,003*   $178,830,003
       Trust
PDT    Premium        10/31   $12,005,078 $0.240 $14.58 $1,095,243,707* $729,243,707
       Dividend Fund
       Tax-Advantaged
HTD    Dividend       10/31   $12,531,716 $0.332 $20.61 $1,168,037,851* $777,737,851
       Income Fund
       Tax-Advantaged
HTY    Global         10/31   $1,059,384  $0.111 $11.97 $114,065,652    $114,065,652
       Shareholder
       Yield Fund
                              Three Months Ended 1/31/2012
                      Current Net         Per
Ticker Fund Name      Fiscal  Investment  Common NAV    Total Managed   Total Net
                      Year    Income      Share         Assets          Assets
                      End
HPI    Preferred      7/31    $11,395,814 $0.439 $21.00 $817,424,428*   $544,624,428
       Income Fund
HPF    Preferred      7/31    $9,339,610  $0.441 $20.99 $667,325,979*   $445,025,979
       Income Fund II
       Preferred
HPS    Income Fund    7/31    $11,980,711 $0.381 $18.01 $854,111,227*   $566,711,227
       III
       Bank and
BTO    Thrift         10/31   $732,701    $0.039 $17.05 $318,980,004    $318,980,004
       Opportunity
       Fund
       Income
JHS    Securities     10/31   $3,134,835  $0.269 $14.78 $259,211,204*   $172,211,204
       Trust
JHI    Investors      10/31   $4,327,807  $0.505 $19.46 $254,513,928*   $166,813,928
       Trust
PDT    Premium        10/31   $10,927,323 $0.219 $13.39 $998,267,719*   $669,067,719
       Dividend Fund
       Tax-Advantaged
HTD    Dividend       10/31   $11,376,012 $0.301 $18.71 $1,050,102,979* $706,102,979
       Income Fund
       Tax-Advantaged
HTY    Global         10/31   $1,226,569  $0.129 $11.98 $113,573,197    $113,573,197
       Shareholder
       Yield Fund
*Total managed assets include assets
attributable to borrowings under Committed
Facility Agreement.
**Effective December 14, 2012, the John Hancock Bank & Thrift Opportunity Fund
changed its name to the John Hancock Financial Opportunities Fund.

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

Additionally, the John Hancock Hedged Equity & Income Fund also announced
earnings^1 for the two month period ended December 31, 2012. The same data for
the comparable two month period ended December 31, 2011 is also available
below.

                            Two Months Ended 12/31/2012
                   Current                           Total
                            Net        Per           Managed      Total Net
Ticker Fund Name   Fiscal   Investment Common NAV                 Assets
                            Income     Share         Assets
                   Year End
       Hedged
HEQ    Equity &    12/31*   $853,007   $0.062 $17.54 $241,098,329 $240,862,326
       Income Fund
                            Two Months Ended 12/31/2011
                   Current  Net        Per           Total        Total Net
Ticker Fund Name   Fiscal   Investment Common NAV    Managed      Assets
                   Year End Income     Share         Assets
       Hedged
HEQ    Equity &    12/31*   $460,189   $0.031 $17.03 $248,979,738 $248,979,738
       Income Fund
*The Fund's current fiscal year began on November 1, 2012, and ended on
December 31, 2012 due to a change in fiscal year end from October 31 to
December 31.

^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 $79.8 billion in open-end funds, closed-end
funds, college savings assets, retirement plans and related party assets for
individual and institutional investors at December 31, 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$532 billion (US$535
billion) at December 31, 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 Contact: Jay Aronowitz, +1-617-663-2702; Investor Contact:
(800) 843-0090
 
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