John Hancock Investors Trust Declares Quarterly Dividend
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BOSTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- John Hancock Investors Trust (NYSE: JHI) declared its quarterly dividend today as follows: Declaration Date: June 2, 2008 Ex Date: June 9, 2008 Record Date: June 11, 2008 Payment Date: June 30, 2008 Dividend Amount: $0.39550 This dividend equates to an annualized yield of 8.67 percent, based on the fund's closing market price as of May 30, 2008. John Hancock Investors Trust is a diversified, closed-end fund. The Fund's primary investment objective is to generate income for distribution to its shareholders, with capital appreciation as a secondary objective. The preponderance of the Fund's assets are invested in a diversified portfolio of debt securities issued by U.S. and foreign corporations and governments, some of which may carry equity features. About Manulife Financial and John Hancock The Boston-based mutual fund business unit of John Hancock Financial Services, John Hancock Funds manages more than $54.1 billion in open-end funds, closed-end funds, private accounts, retirement plans and related party assets for individual and institutional investors at March 31, 2008. John Hancock Funds are distributed by John Hancock Funds, LLC, member FINRA. For more information, please visit www.jhfunds.com. John Hancock is a unit of Manulife Financial Corporation, a leading Canadian-based financial services group serving millions of customers in 19 countries and territories worldwide. Operating as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia, and primarily through 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 Cdn$400 billion (US$389 billion) as of March 31, 2008. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under '0945' on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the Internet at www.manulife.com. SOURCE John Hancock Investors Trust Media, Kimberley Dietrich, +1-617-663-4217, or Investors, +1-800-843-0090, both of John Hancock Investors Trust
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