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22 septembre 2010

John Hancock Funds encourages e-delivery of shareholder documents

Helps to protect environment, strengthen security of accounts  

BOSTON  John Hancock Funds is continuing its efforts to encourage shareholders to “go green” by electing electronic delivery of account documents and materials.

Currently, John Hancock Funds is in the midst of an email campaign intended to boost participation in e-delivery of shareholder quarterly statements, annual and semi-annual reports, and prospectuses.  

The email to shareholders may be accessed by clicking here.

“For shareholders, there are significant benefits to e-delivery,” says Carey Foran Hoch, Senior Vice President and head of Marketing.  “You gain instant access to account information, and by receiving less paper mail you may lower your risk of identity theft while also reducing your carbon footprint. At John Hancock Funds, we make it easy to sign up online for e-delivery and to manage your preferences.”

Shareholders who create an ID for access to the John Hancock Funds web site may view year-end statements for tax years 2008 and 2009, as well as 2010 quarterly statements. Brokerages already receive their copies of customer statements and confirms electronically from John Hancock Funds. 

About John Hancock Funds

The Boston-based mutual fund business unit of John Hancock Financial, John Hancock Funds manages more than $54.6 billion in open-end funds, closed-end funds, private accounts, retirement plans and related party assets for individual and institutional investors as 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. For more than 120 years, clients have looked to Manulife for strong, reliable, trustworthy and forward-thinking solutions for their most significant financial decisions. Funds under management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were Cdn$454 billion (US$428 billion) as at June 30, 2010.

Manulife Financial Corporation trades as ‘MFC’ on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under ‘945’ on the SEHK. Manulife Financial may be found on the Internet at www.manulife.com.

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 www.johnhancock.com.

Media Contact:
Beth McGoldrick

(617) 663-4751
bmcgoldrick@jhancock.com

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