John Hancock Closed-End Funds Portfolio Information Now Available

Oct 07, 2010, 16:32 ET from John Hancock Funds

BOSTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- John Hancock Advisers, LLC announced today that portfolio information, such as performance, top-ten holdings and sector and industry weightings, as of September 30, 2010 is available for John Hancock closed-end funds. This information is available on John Hancock Funds' web site at by clicking on "Closed-End Funds" under "Funds & Performance" tab.

John Hancock Patriot Premium Dividend Fund II (NYSE: PDT)

John Hancock Preferred Income Fund (NYSE: HPI)

John Hancock Preferred Income Fund II (NYSE: HPF)

John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III (NYSE: HPS)

John Hancock Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund (NYSE: HTD)

John Hancock Tax-Advantaged Global Shareholder Yield Fund (NYSE: HTY)

John Hancock Investors Trust (NYSE: JHI)

John Hancock Income Securities Trust (NYSE: JHS)

John Hancock Bank and Thrift Opportunity Fund (NYSE: BTO)

About John Hancock Funds

The Boston-based mutual fund business unit of John Hancock Financial, John Hancock Funds, manages more than $54.7 billion in open-end funds, closed-end funds, private accounts, retirement plans and related party assets for individual and institutional investors at June 30, 2010.

About John Hancock Financial and Manulife Financial Corporation

John Hancock Financial is a unit of Manulife Financial Corporation, a leading Canadian-based financial services group serving millions of customers in 22 countries and territories worldwide. Operating as Manulife Financial in Canada and in most of Asia, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States, Manulife Financial Corporation 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 Cdn$454 billion (US$428 billion) at June 30, 2010.

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 a broad range of financial products and services, including life insurance, fixed and variable 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

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