Lifestyle Investment Change Overview

On December 4, 2013, the shareholders of each Lifestyle Trust approved amended and restated investment objectives and principal investment strategies that permit each Lifestyle Trust to invest in a manner that seeks to manage volatility of returns and limit the magnitude of portfolio losses. The changes to the Lifestyle Trusts will be implemented on or about March 3, 2014.

Please see the materials below for more information on the amended investment objectives and strategies.


Presidents Letter

Confirmation Letter: Variable Life
The president of John Hancock Insurance explains the proposed changes.

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Proxy Statement

Proxy statement
The Proxy details the changes proposed by the board of the John Hancock Variable Insurance Trust.

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Paper: Managed volatility: A disciplined approach to smoother returns.
Gain a deeper understanding of the potential benefits and costs of a managed volatility strategy.

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Multimedia presentation:
A closer look at the JHVIT Lifestyle investment changes

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The JHVIT prospectus
John Hancock Variable Insurance Trust Prospectus dated April 29, 2013

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JHVIT Trust Supplements
Supplements to the John Hancock Variable Insurance Trust Prospectus dated April 29, 2013

Lifestyle Aggressive Trust
Supplement dated January 13, 2014

Lifestyle Balanced Trust
Supplement dated January 13, 2014

Lifestyle Conservative Trust
Supplement dated January 13, 2014

Lifestyle Growth Trust
Supplement dated January 13, 2014

Lifestyle Moderate Trust
Supplement dated January 13, 2014

 

The portfolios in the John Hancock Variable Insurance Trust described above are not retail mutual funds and are only available under variable annuity contracts, variable life policies or through participation in tax qualified retirement plans. Although the portfolios’ investment adviser or subadvisers may manage retail mutual funds with similar names and investment objectives, no representation is made, and no assurance is given, that any portfolio's investment results will be comparable to the investment results of any other fund, including other funds with the same investment adviser or subadviser. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Insurance products are issued by: John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.), Boston, MA 02116 (not licensed in New York) and John Hancock Life Insurance Company of New York, Valhalla, NY 10595 and securities offered through John Hancock Distributors LLC through other broker/dealers that have a selling agreement with John Hancock Distributors LLC, 197 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116.

Please contact 1-800-827-4546 to obtain product and fund prospectuses (for New York, contact 1-877-391-3748, option 4). The prospectuses contain complete details on investment objectives, risks, fees, charges and expenses as well as other information about the investment company. Please read the prospectuses carefully containing this and other information on the product and the underlying portfolios and consider these factors carefully before investing.

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