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John Hancock Closed-End Funds Release Earnings Data

BOSTON, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The nine John Hancock Closed-End Funds listed in the table below announced earnings1 for the three months ended January 31, 2014. The same data for the comparable three month period ended January 31, 2013 is also available below.




Three Months Ended 1/31/14

Ticker

Fund Name

Current
Fiscal
Year End

Net
Investment
Income

Per  
Common
Share

     NAV


Total Managed
  Assets


Total Net
Assets

HPI

Preferred Income Fund

7/31

$11,019,097

$0.424

$19.76


$806,048,488

*

$513,548,488

HPF

Preferred Income Fund II

7/31

$8,903,705

$0.419

$19.72


$657,116,860

*

$419,116,860

HPS

Preferred Income Fund III

7/31

$11,845,999

$0.375

$17.45


$860,385,316

*

$550,885,316

BTO

Financial Opportunities Fund

10/31

$1,438,307

$0.078

$23.85


$542,979,793

*

$441,979,793

JHS

Income Securities Trust

10/31

$2,823,674

$0.240

$15.32


$270,262,413

*

$179,962,413

JHI

Investors Trust

10/31

$3,608,641

$0.412

$19.69


$258,229,810

*

$172,329,810

PDT

Premium Dividend Fund

10/31

$12,183,885

$0.244

$13.60


$1,063,915,506

*

$680,215,506

HTD

Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund

10/31

$12,501,276

$0.335

$20.87


$1,196,853,667

*

$777,953,667

HTY

Tax-Advantaged Global Shareholder Yield

10/31

$1,460,217

$0.149

$11.73


$115,091,636


$115,091,636














Three Months Ended 1/31/13

Ticker

Fund Name

Current
Fiscal
Year End

Net
Investment
Income

Per
 Common
Share

      NAV


Total Managed
Assets


Total Net
Assets

HPI

Preferred Income Fund

7/31

$11,241,085

$0.433

$22.16


$858,413,189

*

$575,413,189

HPF

Preferred Income Fund II

7/31

$9,190,607

$0.433

$22.05


$699,203,833

*

$468,203,833

HPS

Preferred Income Fund III

7/31

$11,825,102

$0.375

$19.27


$909,818,403

*

$607,818,403

BTO

Financial Opportunities Fund

10/31

$1,374,290

$0.074

$19.75


$366,020,061


$366,020,061

JHS

Income Securities Trust

10/31

$3,046,936

$0.260

$15.89


$276,525,210

*

$186,225,210

JHI

Investors Trust

10/31

$3,934,119

$0.455

$20.68


$264,730,003

*

$178,830,003

PDT

Premium Dividend Fund

10/31

$12,005,078

$0.240

$14.58


$1,095,243,707

*

$729,243,707

HTD

Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund

10/31

$12,531,716

$0.332

$20.61


$1,168,037,851

*

$777,737,851

HTY

Tax-Advantaged Global Shareholder Yield

10/31

$1,059,384

$0.111

$11.97


$114,065,652


$114,065,652











*Total managed assets include assets attributable to borrowings under Committed Facility Agreement


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 Investments' web site at www.jhinvestments.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 Investments
John Hancock Investments provides asset management services to individuals and institutions through a unique manager-of-managers approach.  A wealth management business of John Hancock Financial, we managed over $111 billion in assets as of December 31, 2013, across mutual funds, college savings plans, and retirement plans.

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$599 billion (US$563 billion) at December 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 manulife.com.

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, 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 johnhancock.com.

SOURCE John Hancock Investments

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