497 1 e497-jhtaxexptseries.htm JOHN HANCOCK TAX-EXEMPT SERIES FUND - 497 XBRL e497-jhtaxexptseries.htm - Generated by SEC Publisher for SEC Filing




U.S. Wealth Management

601 Congress Street

Boston, MA  02210

(617) 663-4324

Fax: (617) 663-2196

E-Mail:  nkolokithas@jhancock.com


Name:  Nicholas J. Kolokithas

Title:    Assistant Vice President and Senior Counsel



November 26, 2013




U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

100 F Street, N.E.

Washington, DC 20549



John Hancock Tax-Exempt Series Fund (the “Trust”), on behalf of:

John Hancock Massachusetts Tax-Free Income Fund and

John Hancock New York Tax-Free Income Fund (collectively, the “Funds”)

File Nos. 33-12947; 811-05079


Ladies and Gentlemen:


On behalf of the Trust, transmitted for filing, pursuant to Rule 497 under the Securities Act of 1933, are exhibits containing interactive data format risk/return summary information for the Fund.


The interactive data files included as exhibits to this filing relate to the forms of prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 19, 2013 on behalf of the Funds pursuant to Rule 497(e) (Accession No. 0001133228-13-004627), which is incorporated by reference into this Rule 497 Document.


If you have any questions or comments, please call me at (617) 663-4324.





/s/ Nicholas J. Kolokithas

Nicholas J. Kolokithas, Esq.

Assistant Secretary of the Trust




Exhibit Index



XBRL Instance Document


XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document


XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document


XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels Linkbase Document


XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document


XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document