John Hancock Investments' ETFs now available via Schwab ETF OneSource™ program

Jan 11, 2016, 17:00 ET from John Hancock Investments

BOSTON, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- John Hancock Investments announced that its suite of six strategic beta ETFs has been added by Charles Schwab to its Schwab ETF OneSource™ program offering investors and financial advisors access to commission-free ETFs.* 

"As we continue to focus on ways to expand investor access to our ETFs, we are pleased that our multifactor ETFs managed by Dimensional Fund Advisors are now included on Schwab ETF OneSource™ program, one of the largest platforms in the industry. We look forward to bringing our unique manager of managers model to a broadened range of investors and to building this relationship for the benefit of our clients," said Todd J. Cassler, President, Institutional Distribution for John Hancock Investments.

"The steady growth of Schwab ETF OneSource allows us to provide investors with more choice, including for strategic beta ETFs. We are pleased to be able to broaden availability for these funds, on a commission-free basis," said Heather Fischer, Vice President of ETF Platform management at Charles Schwab.

Schwab ETF OneSource™ was launched in February of 2013. It currently offers 226 ETFs covering 66 Morningstar categories.

Launched in September of 2015, John Hancock Investments' suite of ETFs includes:

Fund Name                                              

Ticker            

Morningstar Category

John Hancock Multifactor Consumer Discretionary ETF     

JHMC       

Consumer Cyclical

John Hancock Multifactor Financials ETF                            

JHMF             

Financial

John Hancock Multifactor Healthcare ETF                           

JHMH            

Health

John Hancock Multifactor Technology ETF                         

JHMT             

Technology

John Hancock Multifactor Large Cap ETF                           

JHML             

Large-Cap Blend

John Hancock Multifactor Mid Cap ETF                             

JHMM            

Mid-Cap Blend

About John Hancock Investments
John Hancock has helped individuals and institutions build and protect wealth since 1862. Today, we are one of America's strongest and most-recognized brands. As a manager of managers, John Hancock Investments searches the world to find proven portfolio teams with specialized expertise for every fund we offer, then we apply vigorous investment oversight to ensure they continue to meet our uncompromising standards and serve the best interests of our shareholders. Our unique approach to asset management has led to a diverse set of investments deeply rooted in investor needs, along with strong risk-adjusted returns across asset classes. John Hancock Investments managed more than $127 billion in assets as of September 30, 2015.

About John Hancock Financial and Manulife
John Hancock Financial is a division of Manulife, a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Operating as Manulife in Canada and Asia, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States, our group of companies offers clients a diverse range of financial protection products and wealth management services through its extensive network of employees, agents and distribution partners. Assets under management and administration by Manulife and its subsidiaries were C$888 billion (US$663 billion) as at September 30, 2015. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under '945' on the SEHK. Manulife 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, investments,  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

Investors should carefully consider a fund's investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses before investing. The prospectus contains this and other important information about the fund. To obtain a prospectus, call John Hancock Investments at 800-225-6020 or visit our website at jhinvestments.com/etf. Investors should read the prospectus carefully before investing or sending money.

John Hancock Multifactor ETF shares are bought and sold at market price (not NAV), and are not individually redeemed from the fund. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.

John Hancock ETFs are distributed by Foreside Fund Services, LLC, and are subadvised by Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Foreside is not affiliated with John Hancock Funds, LLC or Dimensional Fund Advisors LP.

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP receives compensation from John Hancock in connection with licensing rights to the John Hancock Dimensional indexes. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP does not sponsor, endorse, or sell, and makes no representation as to the advisability of investing in, John Hancock Multifactor ETFs.

Investment value will fluctuate, and shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Unlike mutual funds, shares of ETFs are not individually redeemable directly with the ETF. Shares are bought and sold at market price, which may be higher or lower than the net asset value (NAV).

* Conditions Apply: Trades in ETFs available through Schwab ETF OneSource™ (including Schwab ETFs™) are available without commissions when placed online in a Schwab account. Service charges apply for trade orders placed through a broker ($25) or by automated phone ($5). An exchange processing fee applies to sell transactions. Certain types of Schwab ETF OneSource transactions are not eligible for the commission waiver, such as short sells and buys to cover (not including Schwab ETFs). Schwab reserves the right to change the ETFs we make available without commissions. All ETFs are subject to management fees and expenses. Please see the Charles Schwab Pricing Guide for additional information.

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. receives remuneration from third-party ETF companies participating in Schwab ETF OneSource™ for record keeping, shareholder services and other administrative services, including program development and maintenance.

Schwab ETFs are distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co. (SIDCO). SIDCO is not affiliated with Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Learn more at schwab.com/SchwabETFs.

SOURCE John Hancock Investments



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