September 20, 2012 at 16:43 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 distributions for 45 exchange-traded funds advised by FTA.

The following dates apply to today’s distribution declarations:
Expected Ex-Dividend Date: September 21, 2012
Record Date: September 25, 2012
Payable Date: September 28, 2012
Per
Share

Ticker

Exchange

Fund Name

Frequency

Amount

FirstTrust Exchange-Traded Fund

FDM NYSE Arca First Trust Dow Jones Select MicroCap IndexSM Fund Quarterly $ 0.0291
FDL NYSE Arca First Trust Morningstar Dividend LeadersSM Index Fund Quarterly $ 0.1796
FPX NYSE Arca First Trust US IPO Index Fund Quarterly $ 0.1065
FDV NYSE Arca First Trust Strategic Value Index Fund Quarterly $ 0.0871
FVI NYSE Arca First Trust Value Line® Equity Allocation Index Fund Quarterly $ 0.0667
FVD NYSE Arca First Trust Value Line® Dividend Index Fund Quarterly $ 0.1247
FRI NYSE Arca First Trust S&P REIT Index Fund Quarterly $ 0.0875
FIW NYSE Arca First Trust ISE Water Index Fund Quarterly $ 0.0267
FCG NYSE Arca First Trust ISE-Revere Natural Gas Index Fund Quarterly $ 0.0050
FNI NYSE Arca First Trust ISE Chindia Index Fund Quarterly $ 0.1197
FVL NYSE Arca First Trust Value Line® 100 Exchange-Traded Fund Quarterly $ 0.0231
QQEW NASDAQ First Trust NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted IndexSM Fund Quarterly $ 0.0944
QTEC NASDAQ First Trust NASDAQ-100-Technology Sector IndexSM Fund Quarterly $ 0.1308
QQXT NASDAQ First Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Sector IndexSM Fund Quarterly $ 0.1216
QCLN NASDAQ First Trust NASDAQ® Clean Edge® Green Energy Index Fund Quarterly $ 0.0734
QABA NASDAQ First Trust NASDAQ® ABA Community Bank Index Fund Quarterly $ 0.0866
VIXH NYSE Arca First Trust CBOE S&P 500 VIX Tail Hedge Fund Quarterly $ 0.0159

FirstTrust Exchange-Traded Fund II

FDD NYSE Arca First Trust STOXX® European Select Dividend Index Fund Quarterly $ 0.0769
FFR NYSE Arca First Trust FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Markets Real Estate Index Fund Quarterly $ 0.2276
FGD NYSE Arca First Trust Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index Fund Quarterly $ 0.2425
FAN NYSE Arca First Trust ISE Global Wind Energy Index Fund Quarterly $ 0.0878
GRID NASDAQ

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

Quarterly $ 0.0885
BICK NASDAQ First Trust BICK Index Fund Quarterly $ 0.1104
CU NASDAQ First Trust ISE Global Copper Index Fund Quarterly $ 0.3206
PLTM NASDAQ First Trust ISE Global Platinum Index Fund Quarterly $ 0.0374
FONE NASDAQ First Trust NASDAQ CEA Smartphone Index Fund Quarterly $ 0.0891
CARZ NASDAQ First Trust NASDAQ Global Auto Index Fund Quarterly $ 0.0247

FirstTrust Exchange-Traded Fund IV

EMLP NYSE Arca First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund Quarterly $ 0.1100

FirstTrust Exchange-Traded Fund VI

MDIV NASDAQ Multi-Asset Diversified Income Index Fund Quarterly $ 0.0365
TDIV NASDAQ First Trust NASDAQ Technology Dividend Index Fund Quarterly $ 0.0366

FirstTrust Exchange-Traded AlphaDEX® Fund II

FEM NYSE Arca First Trust Emerging Markets AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $ 0.1664
FBZ NYSE Arca First Trust Brazil AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $ 0.1054
FCA NYSE Arca First Trust China AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $ 0.1334
FDT NYSE Arca First Trust Developed Markets Ex-US AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $ 0.0584
FEP NYSE Arca First Trust Europe AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $ 0.0439
FLN NYSE Arca First Trust Latin America AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $ 0.0566
FPA NYSE Arca First Trust Asia Pacific Ex-Japan AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $ 0.0542
FCAN NYSE Arca First Trust Canada AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $ 0.0692
FAUS NYSE Arca First Trust Australia AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $ 0.6181
FKU NYSE Arca First Trust United Kingdom AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $ 0.2305
FTW NYSE Arca First Trust Taiwan AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $ 0.6916
FHK NYSE Arca First Trust Hong Kong AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $ 0.1576
FSZ NYSE Arca

First Trust Switzerland AlphaDEX® Fund

Quarterly

$

0.0605

FDTS NYSE Arca First Trust Developed Markets ex-US Small Cap AlphaDEX® Fund

Quarterly

$

0.0752
FEMS NYSE Arca First Trust Emerging Markets Small Cap AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $ 0.2272

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 $58 billion as of August 31, 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
or
Analyst Inquiries:
Eric Anderson, 630-517-7676
or
Broker Inquiries:
Ryan Issakainen, 630-765-8689
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