John Hancock Funds II Sample Contracts

John Hancock Funds II12th AMENDMENT TO THE MASTER GLOBAL CUSTODIAL SERVICES AGREEMENT (November 20th, 2020)

This 12th Amendment (“Amendment”) is made to the Master Global Custodial Services Agreement dated March 3rd, 2014 (“Agreement”) between Citibank, N.A. (“Citibank”) and severally and not jointly John Hancock Bond Trust, John Hancock Funds II, John Hancock Funds Ill, John Hancock Investment Trust, John Hancock Investment Trust Ill, and John Hancock Variable Insurance Trust (each a “Client” and, collectively the “Clients”, together with Citibank, the “Parties”). This Amendment shall be effective as of the 1st day of August 2019.

John Hancock Funds IICHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER SERVICES AGREEMENT (November 20th, 2020)

THIS AGREEMENT (the “Agreement”) is made as of this 30th day of June, 2020 by and among the trusts listed in Appendix A (the “Trusts”), on behalf of themselves and each of their funds (the “Funds”), John Hancock Investment Management LLC (formerly, John Hancock Advisers, LLC) (“John Hancock”) and the Trust’s Chief Compliance Officer, Frank Knox (the “CCO”).

John Hancock Funds II15th AMENDMENT TO THE MASTER GLOBAL CUSTODIAL SERVICES AGREEMENT (November 20th, 2020)

This 15th Amendment “Amendment”) is made to the Master Global Custodial Services Agreement dated March 3rd, 2014 (“Agreement”) between Citibank, N.A. (“Citibank”) and severally and not jointly John Hancock Bond Trust, John Hancock Funds II, John Hancock Funds III, John Hancock Investment Trust, John Hancock Investment Trust III, and John Hancock Variable Insurance Trust (each a “Client” and, collectively the “Clients”, together with Citibank, the “Parties”). This Amendment shall be effective as of the 1st day March, 2020.

John Hancock Funds IIAMENDMENT TO THE AMENDED AND RESTATED TRANSFER AGENCY AND SERVICE AGREEMENT (November 20th, 2020)

AMENDMENT made as of the 26th day of August, 2019 is made to the Amended and Restated Transfer Agency and Service Agreement dated July 1, 2013, as amended (the “Agreement”), by and between each investment company identified on Exhibit A of the Agreement (individually the “ Fund “ and collectively the “ Funds “) and John Hancock Signature Services, Inc. (“JHSS”).

John Hancock Funds IIAMENDMENT NO. 13 TO SERVICES AGREEMENT (November 20th, 2020)

This 13th Amendment to the Agreement (as defined below) (“Amendment”) is made effective as of the 1st of September, 2019, by and between John Hancock Alternative Risk Premia Fund, a new series of the John Hancock Investment Trust, and (ii) the John Hancock Alternative Risk Premia Offshore Subsidiary Fund, Ltd., a Cayman, company organized under the Companies Law of the Cayman Islands (the “Cayman Subsidiary”), each entity listed on Schedule 4 to the Agreement (each, a “Fund” and all such Funds and the Cayman Subsidiary collectively, the “Clients”), on behalf of itself, if it has no separate series listed on Schedule 4, or if it has one or more separate series listed on Schedule 4, on behalf of each such series, severally and not jointly, and Citi Fund Services Ohio, Inc., an Ohio corporation with its primary place of business at 4400 Easton Commons, Columbus, Ohio 43219 (“Citi’’ and together with the Clients, the “Parties”).

John Hancock Funds IIAMENDED AND RESTATED SERVICE AGREEMENT (November 20th, 2020)
John Hancock Funds IIJOHN HANCOCK FUNDS II AMENDED AND RESTATED Distribution Agreement (November 19th, 2020)

This Amended and Restated Distribution Agreement (“Agreement”) dated June 30, 2020, shall be entered into by and between John Hancock Funds II (the “Trust”) and John Hancock Investment Management Distributors LLC (the “Distributor”).

John Hancock Funds IIAmENDED AND RESTATED ADVISORY AGREEMENT (November 19th, 2020)

Amended and Restated Advisory Agreement dated June 30, 2020, between John Hancock Funds II, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Trust”), and John Hancock Investment Management LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Adviser”). In consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein, the parties agree as follows:

John Hancock Funds IIAGREEMENT AND PLAN OF REORGANIZATION (October 26th, 2020)

This Agreement and Plan of Reorganization (the “Agreement”) is made as of August 23, 2019, by and between Small Cap Stock Fund (the “Acquired Fund”), a series of John Hancock Funds II (the “Acquired Fund Trust”), a Massachusetts business trust, and Mid Cap Stock Fund (the “Acquiring Fund”), a series of John Hancock Funds II (the “Acquiring Fund Trust”), also a Massachusetts business trust.

John Hancock Funds IIJOHN HANCOCK FUNDS II AMENDMENT TO SUBADVISORY AGREEMENT (September 17th, 2020)

AMENDMENT made as of this 17th day of September, 2020 to the Subadvisory Agreement dated January 1, 2014, as amended (the “Agreement”), between John Hancock Investment Management LLC, (formerly, John Hancock Advisers, LLC), a Delaware limited liability company (the “Adviser”), and Manulife Investment Management (US) LLC ( formerly, John Hancock Asset Management a division of Manulife Asset Management (US) LLC), a Delaware limited liability company (the “Subadviser”). In consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein, the parties agree as follows:

John Hancock Funds IIamendment to AmENDED AND RESTATED ADVISORY AGREEMENT (September 17th, 2020)

AMENDMENT (the “Amendment”) made this 17th day of September, 2020, to the Amended and Restated Advisory Agreement dated June 30, 2020, as amended, (the Agreement”) between John Hancock Funds II, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Trust” or “JHF II”) and John Hancock Investment Management LLC (formerly, John Hancock Advisers, LLC), a Delaware limited liability company (“JHIM” or the “Adviser”). In consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein, the parties agree as follows:

John Hancock Funds IIJOHN HANCOCK FUNDS II AMENDMENT TO ADVISORY AGREEMENT (June 4th, 2020)

AMENDMENT (the “Amendment”) made this 4th day of June, 2020, to the Advisory Agreement dated January 1, 2014, as amended, (the “Agreement”) between John Hancock Funds II, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Trust”) and John Hancock Investment Management LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“JHIM” or the “Adviser”). In consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein, the parties agree as follows:

John Hancock Funds IIJOHN HANCOCK FUNDS II AMENDMENT TO SUBADVISORY AGREEMENT (June 4th, 2020)

AMENDMENT made as of this 4th day of June, 2020 to the Subadvisory Agreement dated January 1, 2014, as amended (the “Agreement”), between John Hancock Investment Management LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Adviser”), and Manulife Investment Management (US) LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Subadviser”). In consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein, the parties agree as follows:

John Hancock Funds IIAMENDMENT TO SUBADVISORY AGREEMENT Wellington Management Company LLP (April 27th, 2020)

AMENDMENT made as of this 28th day of February, 2020 to the Subadvisory Agreement dated January 1, 2014 as amended (the “Agreement”), between John Hancock Investment Management LLC (formerly, John Hancock Advisers, LLC), a Delaware limited liability company (the “Adviser”), and Wellington Management Company LLP, (“Wellington”) a Delaware limited liability partnership (the “Subadviser”). In consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein, the parties agree as follows:

John Hancock Funds IIJohn Hancock Funds II AMENDMENT TO SUBADVISORY AGREEMENT (December 23rd, 2019)

AMENDMENT made as of this 19 day of March, 2019 to the Subadvisory Agreement dated January 1, 2014 as amended (the “Agreement”) between John Hancock Advisers, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Adviser”), and T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., a Maryland Corporation (the “Subadviser”). In consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein, the parties agree as follows:

John Hancock Funds IIAMENDMENT TO SUBADVISORY AGREEMENT (December 23rd, 2019)

AMENDMENT made as of this 1st day of July, 2019 to the Subadvisory Agreement dated January 1, 2014 as amended (the “Agreement”), between John Hancock Advisers, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Adviser”), and Jennison Associates LLC (the “Subadviser”). In consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein, the parties agree as follows:

John Hancock Funds IIJOHN HANCOCK FUNDS II AMENDMENT TO ADVISORY AGREEMENT (December 23rd, 2019)

AMENDMENT (the “Amendment”) made this 1st day of July, 2019, to the Advisory Agreement dated January 1, 2014, as amended, (the “Agreement”) between John Hancock Funds II, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Trust”) and John Hancock Advisers, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“JHA” or the “Adviser”). In consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein, the parties agree as follows:

John Hancock Funds IIJOHN HANCOCK FUNDS II AMENDMENT TO ADVISORY AGREEMENT (December 23rd, 2019)

AMENDMENT (the “Amendment”) made this 6th day of September, 2019, to the Advisory Agreement dated January 1, 2014, as amended, (the “Agreement”) between John Hancock Funds II, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Trust”) and John Hancock Advisers, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“JHA” or the “Adviser”). In consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein, the parties agree as follows:

John Hancock Funds IIJOHN HANCOCK FUNDS II AMENDMENT TO ADVISORY AGREEMENT (December 23rd, 2019)

AMENDMENT (the “Amendment”) made this 13th day of December, 2018, to the Advisory Agreement dated January 1, 2014, as amended, (the “Agreement”) between John Hancock Funds II, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Trust”) and John Hancock Advisers, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“JHA” or the “Adviser”). In consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein, the parties agree as follows:

John Hancock Funds IIJOHN HANCOCK FUNDS II AMENDMENT TO SUBADVISORY AGREEMENT (December 23rd, 2019)

AMENDMENT made as of this 5th day of September, 2019 to the Subadvisory Agreement dated September 26, 2014 (the “Agreement”), between John Hancock Advisers, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Adviser”), and GW&K Investment Management, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Subadviser”). In consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein, the parties agree as follows:

John Hancock Funds IIJOHN HANCOCK FUNDS II AMENDMENT TO SUBADVISORY AGREEMENT (November 21st, 2019)

AMENDMENT made as of this 31st day of December, 2018 to the Subadvisory Agreement dated January 1, 2014, as amended (the “Agreement”), between John Hancock Advisers, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Adviser”), and John Hancock Asset Management a division of Manulife Asset Management (US) LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Subadviser”). In consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein, the parties agree as follows:

John Hancock Funds IIJOHN HANCOCK FUNDS II SUBADVISORY AGREEMENT (November 21st, 2019)

AGREEMENT made this 26th day of June, 2019, between John Hancock Advisers, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Adviser”), and Nordea Investment Management North America, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Subadviser”). In consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein, the parties agree as follows:

John Hancock Funds IIJOHN HANCOCK FUNDS II AMENDMENT TO ADVISORY AGREEMENT (December 21st, 2018)

AMENDMENT (the “Amendment”) made this 29th day of August, 2018, to the Advisory Agreement dated January 1, 2014, as amended, (the “Agreement”) between John Hancock Funds II, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Trust”) and John Hancock Advisers, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“JHA” or the “Adviser”). In consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein, the parties agree as follows:

John Hancock Funds IIAMENDMENT TO SUBADVISORY AGREEMENT (December 21st, 2018)

AMENDMENT made as of this 21st day of September, 2018 to the Subadvisory Agreement dated January 1, 2014 as amended (the “Agreement”), between John Hancock Advisers, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Adviser”), and Wellington Management Company LLP, (“Wellington”) a Massachusetts limited liability partnership (the "Subadviser"). In consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein, the parties agree as follows:

John Hancock Funds IIJOHN HANCOCK FUNDS II AMENDMENT TO ADVISORY AGREEMENT (December 21st, 2018)

AMENDMENT (the “Amendment”) made this 28th day of September, 2018, to the Advisory Agreement dated January 1, 2014, as amended, (the “Agreement”) between John Hancock Funds II, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Trust”) and John Hancock Advisers, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“JHA” or the “Adviser”). In consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein, the parties agree as follows:

John Hancock Funds IIAMENDMENT TO SUBADVISORY AGREEMENT (December 21st, 2018)

AMENDMENT made as of this 1st day of July, 2018 to the Subadvisory Agreement dated January 1, 2014 (the "Agreement"), as amended, between John Hancock Advisers, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the "Adviser"), and Wells Capital Management, Incorporated (the "Subadvisor"). In consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein, the parties agree as follows:

John Hancock Funds IIJohn Hancock Advisers, LLC Boston, MA 02210 September 13, 2018 To the Trustees of: John Hancock Funds II Boston, MA 02210 Re: Amended and Restated Expense Limitation Agreement and Voluntary Expense Limitation Notice (December 21st, 2018)

With reference to the Advisory Agreements dated December 18, 2013 and January 1, 2014 entered into by and between John Hancock Advisers, LLC (the “Adviser”) and John Hancock Funds II (the “Trust”), as amended, on behalf of each series of the Trust (each, a “Fund” and collectively, the “Funds”), we hereby notify you as follows:

John Hancock Funds IIAmendment To Subadvisory Agreement (December 21st, 2018)

This Amendment to the Subadvisory Agreement (the "Amendment'') is entered into this 1st day of July 2018, by and between John Hancock Advisers, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the " Ad viser") and Pacific Investment Management Company LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Subadviser"), with referemce to the following facts:

John Hancock Funds IIJOHN HANCOCK FUNDS II AMENDMENT TO SUBADVISORY AGREEMENT (December 21st, 2018)

AMENDMENT (the "Amendment") made this 1st day of July, 2018, to the Subadvisory Agreement dated January I, 2014, as amended (the "Agreement"), between John Hancock Advisers, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the "Adviser"), and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, a Delaware limited partnership (the "Subadviser"). In consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein, the parties agree as follows:

John Hancock Funds IIJOHN HANCOCK FUNDS II SUBADVISORY AGREEMENT (December 21st, 2018)

AGREEMENT made this 29th day of August 2018, between John Hancock Advisers, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Adviser”), and BCSF Advisors, LP, a Delaware limited partnership (the “Subadviser”). In consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein, the parties agree as follows:

John Hancock Funds IIJohn Hancock Funds II AMENDMENT TO SUBADVISORY AGREEMENT FIRST QUADRANT, L.P. (November 21st, 2018)

AMENDMENT made as of this 1st day of July 2018 to the Subadvisory Agreement dated January 1, 2014 (the “Agreement”), as amended, between John Hancock Advisers, LLC, a Delaware limited partnership (the “Adviser”), and First Quadrant, L.P. (the “Subadviser”). In consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein, the parties agree as follows:

John Hancock Funds IIJohn Hancock Funds II AMENDMENT TO SUBADVISORY AGREEMENT WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT COMPANY LLP (November 21st, 2018)

AMENDMENT made as of this 1 day of July, 2018 to the Subadvisory Agreement dated January 1, 2014 as amended (the “Agreement”), between John Hancock Advisers, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Adviser”), and Wellington Management Company LLP, (“Wellington”) a Delaware limited liability partnership (the “Subadviser”). In consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein, the parties agree as follows:

John Hancock Funds IIJOHN HANCOCK FUNDS II AMENDMENT TO ADVISORY AGREEMENT (November 21st, 2018)

AMENDMENT (the “Amendment”) made this 1 day of July, 2018, to the Advisory Agreement dated January 1, 2014, as amended, (the “Agreement”) between John Hancock Funds II, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Trust”) and John Hancock Advisers, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“JHA” or the “Adviser”). In consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein, the parties agree as follows:

John Hancock Funds IIJOHN HANCOCK FUNDS II AMENDMENT TO ADVISORY AGREEMENT (April 27th, 2018)

AMENDMENT (the “Amendment”) made this 26th day of December, 2017, to the Advisory Agreement dated January 1, 2014, as amended, (the “Agreement”) between John Hancock Funds II, a Massachusetts business trust (the “Trust”) and John Hancock Advisers, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“JHA” or the “Adviser”). In consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein, the parties agree as follows:

John Hancock Funds IIJOHN HANCOCK FUNDS II AMENDMENT TO SUBADVISORY AGREEMENT (April 27th, 2018)

AMENDMENT made as of this 19th day of December 2017 to the Subadvisory Agreement dated September 26, 2014 (the “Agreement”), between John Hancock Advisers, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Adviser”), and GW&K Investment Management, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Subadviser”). In consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein, the parties agree as follows: