John Hancock Funds Names Christopher Fuschillo to Institutional Sales Team

  John Hancock Funds Names Christopher Fuschillo to Institutional Sales Team

PR Newswire

BOSTON, June 3, 2013

BOSTON, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --John Hancock Funds has added Christopher
P. Fuschillo, CIMA®, as a Managing Director on its institutional sales team in
a new position, calling on analysts and gatekeepers at major broker-dealer
firms. Mr. Fuschillo reports to Gary Bieda, a Senior Managing Director, and is
based in New York.

"We have experienced strong growth within the broker-dealer platform channel.
Our unique 'best of breed,' manager of managers model has resonated with
professional buyers and gatekeepers," said Todd J. Cassler, Senior Managing
Director and head of Institutional Sales. "Chris brings a wealth of experience
calling on analysts at leading broker-dealers, and we are excited to have him
join our organization."

Mr. Fuschillo for the past five years was Director, Due Diligence -
Institutional Investment Services Group, with Lord, Abbett & Co., LLC. Prior
to that, he spent 11 years with The Dreyfus Corporation as Vice President,
Business Development, in the separately managed account area, and in related
roles. He holds an MBA from Fordham University, and graduated from Fairfield
University. He holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst® designation.

About John Hancock Funds

The Boston-based mutual fund business unit of John Hancock Financial, John
Hancock Funds manages open-end funds, closed-end funds, college savings
assets, retirement plans and related party assets for individual and
institutional investors.

About John Hancock Financial and Manulife Financial

John Hancock Financial is a division of Manulife Financial, a leading
Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia,
Canada and the United States. Operating as Manulife Financial in Canada and
Asia, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States, the Company 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 C$555 billion (US$547 billion) as at March 31, 2013. 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 and
administers a broad range of financial products, including life insurance,
annuities, 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: Beth McGoldrick, (617) 663-4751,
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