John Hancock Investments Honored by Web Marketing Association's Internet Advertising Competition Awards

Wins for Best Mutual Fund Online Ad and Email Message

May 07, 2014, 10:00 ET from John Hancock Investments

BOSTON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- John Hancock Investments won two awards at the 12th annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards, sponsored by the Web Marketing Association.

The firm won "Best Mutual Fund Online Ad" for its entry "John Hancock Funds has a new name" and "Best Mutual Fund Email Message" linked to the ad campaign.

In September of 2013, John Hancock Funds changed its name to John Hancock Investments, a move designed to reflect its role as a premier asset manager with a unique manager of managers' approach, as well as to highlight a product mix encompassing a range of investments beyond mutual funds.

"We are pleased to receive this recognition, which reflects our approach to seeking superior risk-adjusted results over time," said Andrew G. Arnott, President and CEO of John Hancock Investments. "We think it's a better way to invest."

The Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards are produced by the Web Marketing Association to honor excellence in online advertising, recognize the individuals and organizations responsible, and showcase the best in award winning Internet advertising.

About John Hancock Investments
John Hancock Investments provides asset management services to individuals and institutions through a unique manager-of-managers approach. We combine unbiased asset management with vigorous investment oversight to offer investors a deeper level of diversification and strong risk-adjusted returns across asset classes. A wealth management business of John Hancock Financial, we managed more than $117 billion in assets as of March 31, 2014, 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$635 billion (US$574 billion) as at March 31, 2014. 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, 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

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