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United States : John Hancock Investments Names Matt Blandford as Divisional Sales Manager for the Regional/Financial Institutions Channel

July 31, 2014

John Hancock Investments said that it has promoted Matt Blandford, CRPC®, to the position of Divisional Sales Manager for the Regional/Financial Institutions Channel, assuming responsibility for distribution within Edward Jones and major banks. Mr. Blandford, who has been with John Hancock since 2008 as a Regional Business Consultant/ External Wholesaler in Louisville, Kentucky, reports to Darren Smith, Senior Vice President and National Sales Manager. The appointment was effective July 1.

"Matt brings a wealth of distribution experience and a history of success in all channels, and we are confident he will be a great benefit to our team as we continue to aggressively expand our reach and penetration in the regional financial institutions channel," said Mr. Smith.

Prior to joining John Hancock, where he has been named to the President s Club, Mr. Blandford was with Principal Funds as a regional vice president and external wholesaler. He has also held wholesaling positions with Jackson National and Nationwide. He graduated from the University of Kentucky.

Mr. Blandford replaces Andy McFetridge who was promoted to the role of National Sales Manager of the Wirehouse channel for John Hancock.

John Hancock Investments provides asset management services to individuals and institutions through a unique manager-of-managers approach. We combine unbiased asset management with vigorous investment oversight to offer investors a deeper level of diversification and strong risk-adjusted returns across asset classes. A wealth management business of John Hancock Financial, we managed more than $117 billion in assets as of March 31, 2014, across mutual funds, college savings plans, and retirement plans.

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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