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Company Overview of John Hancock Premium Dividend Fund

Company Overview

John Hancock Premium Dividend Fund is a closed-ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by John Hancock Advisers, LLC. It is co-managed by John Hancock Asset Management. The fund invests in the public equity markets of the United States. It seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating across diversified sectors, with an emphasis on the utilities sector. The fund primarily invests in dividend paying preferred stocks and common stocks of companies. It benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against a composite benchmark comprised of 70% Bank of America Merrill Lynch Preferred Stock DRD Eligible Index and 30% S&P 500 Utilities Index. The fund was formerly known as John Hancock Patr...

601 Congress Street

Boston, MA 02210-2805

United States

Founded in 1989

Key Executives for John Hancock Premium Dividend Fund

Chief Financial Officer
Age: 59
Treasurer
Age: 51
Vice President
Portfolio Manager
Portfolio Manager
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

John Hancock Premium Dividend Fund Key Developments

Premium Dividend Fund Declares Distribution for March 2017, Payable on March 31, 2017

Premium Dividend Fund declared monthly distribution of $0.0975 per share. The dividend is payable on March 31, 2017 with an ex-distribution date of March 9, 2017, all shareholders of record date on March 13, 2017.

John Hancock Premium Dividend Fund Announces January 2017 Monthly Distribution Payable on January 31, 2017

John Hancock Premium Dividend Fund announced sources of its January 2017 monthly distribution of $0.0975 per share paid to all shareholders of record as of December 30, 2016, pursuant to the fund's managed distribution plan. Payable on January 31, 2017.

John Hancock Financial Opportunities Fund, John Hancock Hedged Equity & Income Fund, John Hancock Preferred Income Fund, John Hancock Preferred Income Fund Ii, John Hancock Preferred Income Fund Iii, John Hancock Premium Dividend Fund, John Hancock Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund and John Hancock Tax-Advantaged Global Shareholder Yield Fund Elects James R. Boyle as Trustee

John Hancock Financial Opportunities Fund, John Hancock Hedged Equity & Income Fund, John Hancock Preferred Income Fund, John Hancock Preferred Income Fund II, John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III, John Hancock Premium Dividend Fund, John Hancock Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund and John Hancock Tax-Advantaged Global Shareholder Yield Fund at their annual meetings held on January 25, 2017, shareholders of the funds elected James R. Boyle to serve as Trustee of the funds for a three-year term ending at the 2020 annual meeting of shareholders.

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