485BPOS 1 e485bpos-jhiii.htm JOHN HANCOCK FUNDS III

 

 

As filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

on July 19, 2013

1933 Act File No. 333-125838
1940 Act File No. 811-21777
 

U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM N-1A

REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 x
PRE-EFFECTIVE AMENDMENT NO. ¨
POST-EFFECTIVE AMENDMENT NO. 52
and/or

 REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940 x
AMENDMENT NO. 54
(CHECK APPROPRIATE BOX OR BOXES)

JOHN HANCOCK FUNDS III
(EXACT NAME OF REGISTRANT AS SPECIFIED IN CHARTER)

601 CONGRESS STREET
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02210-2805
(ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES) (ZIP CODE)

REGISTRANT'S TELEPHONE NUMBER, INCLUDING AREA CODE
 (617) 663-2999

THOMAS M. KINZLER, ESQ.
601 CONGRESS STREET
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02210-2805
(NAME AND ADDRESS OF AGENT FOR SERVICE)

COPIES OF COMMUNICATIONS TO:

MARK P. GOSHKO, ESQ.

K & L GATES LLP
ONE LINCOLN STREET
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02111-2950
APPROXIMATE DATE OF PROPOSED PUBLIC OFFERING: As soon as practicable after the
effective date of this Registration Statement.

 

It is proposed that this filing will become effective (check appropriate box):
 

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immediately upon filing pursuant to paragraph (b) of Rule 485

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on (date) pursuant to paragraph (b) of Rule 485

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60 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(1) of Rule 485

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on (date) pursuant to paragraph (a)(1) of Rule 485

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75 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(2) of Rule 485

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on (date) pursuant to paragraph (a)(2) of Rule 485.

 

If appropriate, check the following box:
 

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this post-effective amendment designates a new effective date for a previously filed post-effective amendment.

 

 


 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Registrant certifies that it meets all of the requirements for effectiveness of this Amendment to the Registration Statement under rule 485(b) under the Securities Act of 1933 and has duly caused this Amendment to the Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, duly authorized, in the City of Boston, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on the 19th day of July 2013.

 

   

John Hancock Funds III


 

 

By: 


/s/ Hugh McHaffie

 

 

 

Name: Hugh McHaffie
Title: President

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Amendment to the Registration Statement has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

Signature

Title

Date

 

 

 

/s/ Hugh McHaffie

President

July 19, 2013

Hugh McHaffie

(Chief Executive Officer)

 

 

 

 

/s/ Charles A Rizzo

Chief Financial Officer

July 19, 2013

Charles A. Rizzo

(Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer)

 

 

 

 

/s/ Charles L. Bardelis *

Trustee

July 19, 2013

Charles L. Bardelis

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ James R. Boyle *

Trustee

July 19, 2013

James R. Boyle

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Craig Bromley*

Trustee

July 19, 2013

Craig Bromley

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Peter S. Burgess *

Trustee

July 19, 2013

Peter S. Burgess

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ William H. Cunningham *

Trustee

July 19, 2013

William H. Cunningham

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Grace K. Fey *

Trustee

July 19, 2013

Grace K. Fey

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Theron S. Hoffman *

Trustee

July 19, 2013

Theron S. Hoffman

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Deborah C. Jackson*

Trustee

July 19, 2013

Deborah C. Jackson

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Hassell H. McClellan *

Trustee

July 19, 2013

Hassell H. McClellan

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ James M. Oates *

Trustee

July 19, 2013

James M. Oates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Steven R. Pruchansky *

Trustee

July 19, 2013

Steven R. Pruchansky

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Gregory A. Russo *

Trustee

July 19, 2013

Gregory A. Russo

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Warren A. Thomson *

Trustee

July 19, 2013

Warren A. Thomson

 

 

 

 

*By: Power of Attorney

   

By: 


/s/ Andrew D. Wilkins

 

 

 July 19, 2013

 

Andrew D. Wilkins
Attorney-in-Fact

 

 

 

 

*Pursuant to Power of Attorney Filed with Post-Effective Amendment No. 50 to the Trust’s Registration Statement on April 23, 2013

 

 


 

 

Exhibit Index

 

 

EX-101.INS

XBRL Instance Document

EX-101.SCH

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document

EX-101.CAL

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document

EX-101.LAB

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels Linkbase Document

EX-101.PRE

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

EX-101.DEF

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document