BOSTON, Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- John Hancock Hedged Equity & Income Fund (NYSE: HEQ) and John Hancock Financial Opportunities Fund (NYSE: BTO) announced earnings1 for the period ended September 30, 2017. The same data for the comparable period ended September 30, 2016 is also available below. 













Period Ended 09/30/17

Ticker

Fund Name

Current Fiscal
Year End

Net
Investment
Income

Per Common
Share

NAV

Total Managed
Assets


Total Net
Assets

HEQ

Hedged Equity & Income Fund

12/31

$     1,812,186

$              0.148

$              17.75

$           216,679,334


$ 216,679,334

BTO

Financial Opportunities Fund

12/31

$     1,760,986

$              0.094

$              36.10

$           782,725,640

 * 

$ 672,725,641













Period Ended 09/30/16

Ticker

Fund Name

Current Fiscal
Year End

Net
Investment
Income

Per Common
Share

NAV

Total Managed
Assets


Total Net
Assets

HEQ

Hedged Equity & Income Fund

12/31

$     1,210,444

$              0.099

$              16.95

$           206,812,771


$ 206,812,771

BTO

Financial Opportunities Fund

12/31

$     2,439,365

$              0.131

$              27.08

$           613,492,159

 * 

$ 503,492,159










*Total managed assets include assets attributable to borrowings under a Liquidity Agreement.

Amounts distributed by the Funds may vary from the earnings shown above and will be announced in separate press releases. 

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 more than $144 billion in assets as of June 30, 2017 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$1 trillion (US$780 billion) as of June 30, 2017. 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, college savings, and other forms of business insurance. Additional information about John Hancock may be found at johnhancock.com.

1 Earnings refer to net investment income, which comprises the Fund's interest and dividend income, less expenses.  Earnings presented represent past earnings and there is no guarantee of future results.

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