June 21, 2010 at 17:04 PM EDT
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 36 of 43 exchange-traded funds advised by FTA.

The following dates apply to today’s distribution declarations:
Expected Ex-Dividend Date June 22, 2010
Record Date June 24, 2010
Payable Date June 30, 2010
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 $ 0.02680
FDL NYSE Arca First Trust Morningstar® Dividend LeadersSM Index Fund Quarterly $ 0.16560
FPX NYSE Arca First Trust US IPO Index Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.07020
FDV NYSE Arca First Trust Strategic Value Index Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.19720
FVI NYSE Arca First Trust Value Line® Equity Allocation Index Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.14860
FVD NYSE Arca First Trust Value Line® Dividend Index Fund Quarterly $ 0.10390
FRI NYSE Arca First Trust S&P REIT Index Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.10000
FIW NYSE Arca First Trust ISE Water Index Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.09450
FCG NYSE Arca First Trust ISE-Revere Natural Gas Index Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.04460
FNI NYSE Arca First Trust ISE Chindia Index Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.11900
QQEW NASDAQ First Trust NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted IndexSM Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.04000
QTEC NASDAQ

First Trust NASDAQ-100-Technology Sector IndexSM Fund

Semi-Annually $ 0.02140
QQXT NASDAQ First Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Sector IndexSM Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.04510
QABA NASDAQ First Trust NASDAQ® ABA Community Bank Index Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.14290

First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund II

FDD NYSE Arca First Trust Dow Jones STOXX® European Select Dividend Index Fund Quarterly $ 0.29660
FFR NYSE Arca First Trust FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Markets Real Estate Index Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.37730
FGD NYSE Arca First Trust Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index Fund Quarterly $ 0.34340
FAN NYSE Arca First Trust ISE Global Wind Energy Index Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.09240
FLM NYSE Arca First Trust ISE Global Engineering and Construction Index Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.44400
GRID NASDAQ

First Trust NASDAQ® Clean Edge® Smart Grid Infrastructure Index Fund

Semi-Annually $ 0.10760
BICK NASDAQ First Trust BICK Index Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.07740
CU NASDAQ First Trust ISE Global Copper Index Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.05820
PLTM NASDAQ First Trust ISE Global Platinum Index Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.07570

First Trust Exchange-Traded AlphaDEX® Fund

FEX NYSE Arca First Trust Large Cap Core AlphaDEX® Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.10250
FNX NYSE Arca First Trust Mid Cap Core AlphaDEX® Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.06650
FYX NYSE Arca First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX® Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.03850
FTA NYSE Arca First Trust Large Cap Value Opportunities AlphaDEX® Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.17670
FTC NYSE Arca First Trust Large Cap Growth Opportunities AlphaDEX® Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.04140
FAB NYSE Arca First Trust Multi Cap Value AlphaDEX® Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.15900
FXD NYSE Arca First Trust Consumer Discretionary AlphaDEX® Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.03600
FXG NYSE Arca First Trust Consumer Staples AlphaDEX® Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.09240
FXN NYSE Arca First Trust Energy AlphaDEX® Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.03330
FXO NYSE Arca First Trust Financials AlphaDEX® Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.06900
FXR NYSE Arca First Trust Industrials/Producer Durables AlphaDEX® Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.04870
FXZ NYSE Arca First Trust Materials AlphaDEX® Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.08220
FXU NYSE Arca First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX® Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.23310

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 $29 billion as of May 31, 2010 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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