John Hancock Investment Management’ ETFs now available on E*TRADE’s Commission-Free ETF platform

BOSTON, January 5, 2017—John Hancock Investment Management announced that 11 of its strategic beta ETFs are now available to investors on E*TRADE’s commission-free ETF platform.

“Expanding investor access to our ETFs is a key priority for us and so we’re pleased that E*TRADE has chosen to include our multifactor ETFs, managed by Dimensional Fund Advisors, on what is one of the largest platforms in the industry,” said Todd J. Cassler, president, institutional distribution for John Hancock Investment Management. “We look forward to continuing to bring our unique manager-of-managers model to a broadened range of investors, and to building this relationship for the benefit of our clients.”

“Strategic beta ETFs use sophisticated factor-based methodologies in an effort to reduce risk or increase returns. They deliver an alternative way to approach index investing than what you find with traditional ETFs, adding to the retail investor's arsenal of investing choices,” said Lena Haas, SVP, Investing at E*TRADE Financial. “With the addition of John Hancock’s strategic beta ETFs to E*TRADE’s commission-free ETF platform, we continue in our pursuit to offer our customers the latest in investment choices.”

E*TRADE’s commission-free platform was launched in 2011 and currently offers 122 ETFs covering 44 Morningstar categories.

John Hancock Investment Management ETFs available on E*TRADE include:

John Hancock Investment Management ETFs available on E*TRADE include:
John Hancock Multifactor Large Cap ETF (JHML)
John Hancock Multifactor Mid Cap ETF (JHMM)
John Hancock Multifactor Consumer Discretionary ETF (JHMC)
John Hancock Multifactor Consumer Staples ETF (JHMS)
John Hancock Multifactor Energy ETF (JHME)
John Hancock Multifactor Financials ETF (JHMF)
John Hancock Multifactor Healthcare ETF (JHMH)
John Hancock Multifactor Industrials ETF (JHMI)
John Hancock Multifactor Materials ETF (JHMA)
John Hancock Multifactor Technology ETF (JHMT)
John Hancock Multifactor Utilities ETF (JHMU)

About John Hancock Investment Management
John Hancock has helped individuals and institutions build and protect wealth since 1862. Today, we are one of America’s strongest and most-recognized brands. As a manager of managers, John Hancock Investment Management searches the world to find proven portfolio teams with specialized expertise for every fund we offer, then we apply vigorous investment oversight to ensure they continue to meet our uncompromising standards and serve the best interests of our shareholders. Our unique approach to asset management has led to a diverse set of investments deeply rooted in investor needs, along with strong risk-adjusted returns across asset classes.

About John Hancock Financial and Manulife
John Hancock Financial is a division of Manulife, a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Operating as Manulife in Canada and Asia, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States, our group of companies offers clients a diverse range of financial protection products and wealth management services through its extensive network of employees, agents, and distribution partners. Assets under management and administration by Manulife and its subsidiaries were CAD$966 billion (US$862 billion) as at September 30, 2016. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as MFC on the TSX, NYSE, and PSE, and under 945 on the SEHK. Manulife 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, investments, 401(k) plans, college savings, and other forms of business insurance. Additional information about John Hancock may be found at johnhancock.com.