August 06, 2012 at 16:42 PM EDT
First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Portfolio Manager Update Call for Macquarie/First Trust Global Infrastructure/Utilities Dividend & Income Fund

First Trust Advisors L.P. (“FTA”) announced today that Macquarie/First Trust Global Infrastructure/Utilities Dividend & Income Fund (NYSE: MFD) intends to host a conference call with Macquarie Capital Investment Management, LLC and Four Corners Capital Management, LLC, the Fund’s investment sub-advisors, on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, at 4:15 P.M. Eastern Time. The purpose of the call is to hear the Fund’s portfolio management team provide an update for the Fund.

-- Dial-in Number: (866) 865-6631; International (706) 679-1727; and Passcode # 89808458. Please call 10 to 15 minutes before the scheduled start of the teleconference.

-- Telephone Replay: (800) 585-8367; International (404) 537-3406; and Passcode # 89808458. The replay will be available after the call until 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time on Saturday, September 22, 2012.

FTA has served as the Fund’s investment advisor since the Fund’s inception. FTA, 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 $56 billion as of July 31, 2012, through unit investment trusts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, mutual funds and separate managed accounts.

Macquarie Capital Investment Management LLC (“MCIM”) and Four Corners Capital Management, LLC (“Four Corners”) are the Fund's investment sub-advisors. Both MCIM and Four Corners operate within Macquarie Funds Group (“MFG”) and are wholly-owned, indirect subsidiaries of Macquarie Group Limited (“Macquarie Group”). Macquarie Group is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. Macquarie Funds Group is the global investment management business of Macquarie Group. The Fund's Core Component, which consists primarily of equity securities and equity-like securities issued by infrastructure issuers, is managed by MCIM, which started operations in 2004 with the launch of the Fund. MCIM and its Australia-based affiliates managed approximately $2.8 billion of assets as of July 31, 2012, in MFG’s Infrastructure Securities portfolios, which includes the Fund. The Fund's Senior Loan Component is managed by Four Corners. Four Corners was founded in 2001 and became a wholly-owned, indirect subsidiary of Macquarie Group in 2008. Four Corners managed approximately $1.5 billion of assets as of July 31, 2012, with an emphasis on Senior Loans.

If you have questions about the Fund that you would like answered on the call, please email your questions to cefquestions@ftadvisors.com in advance of the call and refer to MFD, by Monday, August 20, 2012, 6:00 P.M. The Fund’s daily closing price and net asset value per share as well as other information can be found at www.ftportfolios.com or by calling (800) 988-5891.

Contacts:

First Trust Advisors L.P.
Jeff Margolin - (630) 915-6784
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