John Hancock Financial Network Announces Top Independent Firms and Representative of the Year for 2012

      John Hancock Financial Network Announces Top Independent Firms and
                     Representative of the Year for 2012

Leading with Excellence Awards go to Boston Partners Financial Group and
Capitol Financial Solutions

Dennis Pettinelli Named 2012 Representative of the Year

PR Newswire

BOSTON, Feb. 28, 2013

BOSTON, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --John Hancock Financial Network (JHFN)
announced today that Boston Partners Financial Group of Andover, MA, led by
managing partner Mark Marroni, JD, LLM, CLU, ChFC, was awarded the President's
Trophy; Capitol Financial Solutions of Raleigh, NC, led by Robert Turner, CLU,
has earned JHFN's Growth Award and Dennis Pettinelli, CLU, ChFC, CLTC of
Pettinelli Financial Partners, Redwood City, CA, has been named JHFN's
Representative of the Year for 2012.

"Throughout its entire network, JHFN expects leadership excellence -
professionalism, respect, integrity and real value - to be delivered to
clients every day," said Brian B. Heapps, president, JHFN. "Boston Partners
under Mark Marroni, and Capitol Financial Solutions under Robert Turner have
demonstrated the highest levels of leadership excellence and it is my pleasure
to honor them for their accomplishments throughout 2012. Likewise, our
recognition of Dennis Pettinelli is a testament to the highly personalized
approach Dennis takes when working with clients as well as his commitment to
client service excellence."

About Boston Partners Financial Group, LLC

Headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, Boston Partners Financial Group is a
New England-based organization with 19 offices in 7 states. The firm's focus
is to assist individuals, families and business owners in realizing their
financial goals. Boston Partners embraces a team philosophy when working with
a client's financial picture, applying a comprehensive strategy and providing
the appropriate resources to meet the client's goals and objectives. Clients
are encouraged to leverage existing relationships with their trustees,
attorneys, and accountants to ensure that the firm's representatives can take
a comprehensive approach when creating financial solutions. What sets Boston
Partners apart from other financial service providers is the support and
collaboration of its associates to bring creative and forward-thinking
techniques together to provide the most innovative financial strategies to
meet each client's unique needs. Visit: for more information.

About Capitol Financial Solutions (CFS)

Headquartered in Raleigh, NC and with offices throughout Virginia, South
Carolina and Illinois, Capitol Financial Solutions has a team of over 80
experienced professionals licensed and trained to help clients achieve their
financial goals. The firm's reputation is based on the strong relationships
formed with clients in combination with a commitment to service excellence.
CFS provides clients with a dynamic opportunity encompassing value-added
support services, an open architecture of financial services offerings, and a
strong, ever-growing team of financial professionals. For more information,
please visit 

About Pettinelli Financial Partners

Based in Redwood Shores, CA, Pettinelli Financial Partners wants people to be
successful in all aspects of their financial life. The firm and its associates
help people to think holistically about their lives and goals, and how to best
position their time, energy and assets. The overarching philosophy of
Pettinelli Financial Partners is that everyone should understand what they are
invested in, and why -- which is paramount to the firm's commitment to client
education and exceptional service. Visit:

About John Hancock Financial Network and Signator Investors, Inc.

John Hancock Financial Network is a national network of independent firms with
approximately 1,900 financial professionals across the U.S, working through
its broker dealer, Signator Investors, Inc.. A leader with the stability and
scale to offer an innovative business model, John Hancock Financial Network
gives entrepreneurial financial professionals the power to effectively build
unique businesses, based on their own vision and market opportunity. For more
information on John Hancock Financial Network and its national network of
independent firms, visit

Securities and investment advisory services offered through Signator
Investors, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, a registered investment advisor. 197
Clarendon St., Boston, MA 02116.

SOURCE John Hancock Financial Network

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