December 21, 2009 at 17:01 PM EST
First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

First Trust Advisors L.P. (“FTA”) announces the declaration of the regular quarterly and semi-annual distributions for 33 of 40 exchange-traded funds advised by FTA.

The following dates apply to today’s distribution declarations:

Expected Ex-Dividend Date December 22, 2009
Record Date December 24, 2009
Payable Date December 31, 2009

Per
Share

Ticker

Exchange

Fund Name

Frequency

Amount

First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund

FDM NYSE Arca First Trust Dow Jones Select MicroCap IndexSM Fund Semi-Annually $0.0365
FDL NYSE Arca First Trust Morningstar® Dividend LeadersSM Index Fund Quarterly $0.1732
FPX NYSE Arca First Trust US IPO Index Fund Semi-Annually $0.2600
FDV NYSE Arca First Trust DB Strategic Value Index Fund Semi-Annually $0.1607
FVI NYSE Arca First Trust Value Line® Equity Allocation Index Fund Semi-Annually $0.0855
FVD NYSE Arca First Trust Value Line® Dividend Index Fund Quarterly $0.0916
FRI NYSE Arca First Trust S&P REIT Index Fund Semi-Annually $0.1116
FIW NYSE Arca First Trust ISE Water Index Fund Semi-Annually $0.0740
FCG NYSE Arca First Trust ISE-Revere Natural Gas Index Fund Semi-Annually $0.0256
FNI NYSE Arca First Trust ISE Chindia Index Fund Semi-Annually $0.0189
QQEW NASDAQ First Trust NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted IndexSM Fund Semi-Annually $0.0450
QTEC NASDAQ First Trust NADAQ-100-Technology Sector IndexSM Fund Semi-Annually $0.0136
QQXT NASDAQ First Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Sector IndexSM Fund Semi-Annually $0.0523
QABA NASDAQ First Trust NASDAQ® ABA Community Bank Index Fund Semi-Annually $0.1500

First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund II

FDD NYSE Arca First Trust Dow Jones STOXX® European Select Dividend Index Fund Quarterly $0.0600
FFR NYSE Arca First Trust FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Markets Real Estate Index Fund Semi-Annually $1.3344
FGD NYSE Arca First Trust Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index Fund Quarterly $0.2244
FAN NYSE Arca First Trust ISE Global Wind Energy Index Fund Semi-Annually $0.2670
FLM NYSE Arca First Trust ISE Global Engineering and Construction Index Fund Semi-Annually $0.0760
GRID NASDAQ First Trust NASDAQ® Clean Edge® Smart Grid Infrastructure Index Fund Semi-Annually $0.0120

First Trust Exchange-Traded AlphaDEX® Fund

FEX NYSE Arca First Trust Large Cap Core AlphaDEX® Fund Semi-Annually $0.0910
FNX NYSE Arca First Trust Mid Cap Core AlphaDEX® Fund Semi-Annually $0.0901
FYX NYSE Arca First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX® Fund Semi-Annually $0.0318
FTA NYSE Arca First Trust Large Cap Value Opportunities AlphaDEX® Fund Semi-Annually $0.1600
FTC NYSE Arca First Trust Large Cap Growth Opportunities AlphaDEX® Fund Semi-Annually $0.0122
FAB NYSE Arca First Trust Multi Cap Value AlphaDEX® Fund Semi-Annually $0.1885
FXD NYSE Arca First Trust Consumer Discretionary AlphaDEX® Fund Semi-Annually $0.0220
FXG NYSE Arca First Trust Consumer Staples AlphaDEX® Fund Semi-Annually $0.0832
FXN NYSE Arca First Trust Energy AlphaDEX® Fund Semi-Annually $0.0216
FXO NYSE Arca First Trust Financials AlphaDEX® Fund Semi-Annually $0.0402
FXR NYSE Arca First Trust Industrials/Producer Durables AlphaDEX® Fund Semi-Annually $0.0620
FXZ NYSE Arca First Trust Materials AlphaDEX® Fund Semi-Annually $0.1716
FXU NYSE Arca First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX® Fund Semi-Annually $0.1451

First Trust Advisors L.P., the Funds’ investment advisor, along with its affiliate First Trust Portfolios L.P., are privately-held companies which provide a variety of investment services, including asset management, financial advisory services, and municipal and corporate investment banking, with collective assets under management or supervision of approximately $25 billion as of November 30, 2009 through closed-end funds, unit investment trusts, mutual funds, separate managed accounts and exchange-traded funds.

You should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of a Fund before investing. Prospectuses for the Funds contain this and other important information and are available free of charge by calling toll-free at 1-800-621-1675 or visiting www.ftportfolios.com.A prospectus should be read carefully before investing.

Past performance is no assurance of future results. Principal Risk Factors: A Fund’s shares will change in value, and you could lose money by investing in a Fund. An investment in a Fund involves risk similar to those of investing in any fund of equity securities traded on exchanges. A Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield of an index. You should anticipate that the value of a Fund’s shares will decline, more or less, in correlation with any decline in the value of the index. A Fund’s return may not match the return of the index. Unlike the Fund, the indices do not actually hold a portfolio of securities and therefore do not incur the expenses incurred by the Fund. A Fund may invest in small capitalization and mid capitalization companies. Such companies may experience greater price volatility than larger, more established companies. The risks of investing in each Fund are spelled out in its prospectus, shareholder report, and other regulatory filings.

Investors buying or selling Fund shares on the secondary market may incur brokerage commissions. Investors who sell Fund shares may receive less than the share’s net asset value. Unlike shares of open-end mutual funds, investors are generally not able to purchase Fund shares directly from the Fund and individual shares are not redeemable. However, specified large blocks of shares called “creation units” can be purchased from, or redeemed to, the Fund.

Contacts:

First Trust Advisors L.P.
Press Inquiries: Jane Doyle, 630-765-8775
Analyst Inquiries: Eric Anderson, 630-517-7676
Broker Inquiries: Ryan Issakainen, 630-765-8689
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