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Fund History

1/24/14
Effective January 24, 2014, the Fund is closed to new investments.
7/1/13
Class B shares closed to new investments.
4/15/13
Class B shares closed to new investors.
8/21/09
John Hancock Sovereign Investors Fund class R1 merges into John Hancock Sovereign Investors Fund class A.

Class R1 Shares:
QUOTRON: SVIRX
CUSIP: 47803P849
Fund Code: 629
Merger Factor: 0.98573461
12/19/03
The John Hancock Large Cap Spectrum Fund merges into the John Hancock Sovereign Investors Fund.
Class A Shares:
Quotron: JLSAX
Cusip: 41014V406
Inception: 2/25/02
Fund Code:67
Merger Factor: 0.49522569

Class B Shares:
Quotron: JLSBX
Cusip: 41014V505
Inception: 2/25/02
Fund Code: 167
Merger Factor: 0.49001486

Class C Shares:
Quotron: JLSCX
Cusip: 41014V604
Inception: 2/25/02
Fund Code: 567
Merger Factor: 0.48942747
5/1/98
The Fund releases its first offering of Class C shares.
The Fund converts Class C shares ($1 Million minimum deposit) to Class Y shares.
1/20/97
The CUSIP numbers change. The former CUSIP numbers were 410224109 for Class A shares and 410224505 for Class B shares. The last trade for these CUSIPs was 1/17/97.
10/1/91
The Fund is purchased by John Hancock Investments. The prior transfer agent was Fund Plan Services. (The fund has been using the dividend performers philosophy since 1979).
4/29/87
The Fund has a 2-for-1 split — from $26.12 to $13.06.
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