First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

First Trust Advisors L.P. (“FTA”) announces the declaration of the regular quarterly distributions for 13 exchange-traded funds advised by FTA.

The following dates apply to today’s distribution declarations:

Expected Ex-Dividend Date: March 21, 2012
Record Date: March 23, 2012
Payable Date: March 30, 2012
Per
Share

Ticker

Exchange

Fund Name

Frequency

Amount

First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund

FDL NYSE Arca First Trust Morningstar Dividend LeadersSM Index Fund Quarterly $0.1567
FVD NYSE Arca First Trust Value Line® Dividend Index Fund Quarterly $0.1009

First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund II

FDD NYSE Arca First Trust STOXX® European Select Dividend Index Fund Quarterly $0.0464
FFR NYSE Arca First Trust FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Markets Real Estate Index Fund Quarterly $0.1342
FGD NYSE Arca First Trust Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index Fund Quarterly $0.1005
FLM NYSE Arca First Trust ISE Global Engineering and Construction Index Fund Quarterly $0.0354
GRID NASDAQ First Trust NASDAQ® Clean Edge® Smart Grid Infrastructure Index Fund Quarterly $0.0345

First Trust Exchange-Traded AlphaDEX® Fund II

FGM NYSE Arca First Trust Germany AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0200
FCAN NYSE Arca First Trust Canada AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0400
FAUS NYSE Arca First Trust Australia AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.3800
FKU NYSE Arca First Trust United Kingdom AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.1400
FHK NYSE Arca First Trust Hong Kong AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.1100
FSZ NYSE Arca First Trust Switzerland AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0450

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 and financial advisory services, with collective assets under management or supervision of approximately $54 billion as of February 29, 2012 through unit investment trusts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, mutual funds and separate managed accounts.

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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