March 20, 2013 at 16:36 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 monthly and quarterly distributions for 60 of 75 exchange-traded funds advised by FTA.

The following dates apply to today’s distribution declarations:

Expected Ex-Dividend Date: March 21, 2013
Record Date: March 25, 2013
Payable Date: March 28, 2013
Ordinary
Income
Per Share

Ticker

Exchange

Fund Name

Frequency

Amount

ACTIVELY MANAGED EXCHANGE-TRADED FUNDS

First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund III

FPE NYSE Arca First Trust Preferred Securities and Income ETF Monthly $0.0858

First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund IV

EMLP NYSE Arca First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund Quarterly $0.1721

INDEX EXCHANGE-TRADED FUNDS

First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund

FDM NYSE Arca First Trust Dow Jones Select MicroCap IndexSM Fund Quarterly $0.0321
FDL NYSE Arca First Trust Morningstar Dividend LeadersSM Index Fund Quarterly $0.1806
FPX NYSE Arca First Trust US IPO Index Fund Quarterly $0.0262
FDV NYSE Arca First Trust Strategic Value Index Fund Quarterly $0.0778
FVI NYSE Arca First Trust Value Line® Equity Allocation Index Fund Quarterly $0.0483
FVD NYSE Arca First Trust Value Line® Dividend Index Fund Quarterly $0.1067
FRI NYSE Arca First Trust S&P REIT Index Fund Quarterly $0.0711
FIW NYSE Arca First Trust ISE Water Index Fund Quarterly $0.0237
FCG NYSE Arca First Trust ISE-Revere Natural Gas Index Fund Quarterly $0.0210
QQEW NASDAQ First Trust NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted IndexSM Fund Quarterly $0.0199
QTEC NASDAQ First Trust NASDAQ-100-Technology Sector IndexSM Fund Quarterly $0.0383
QCLN NASDAQ First Trust NASDAQ® Clean Edge® Green Energy Index Fund Quarterly $0.0111
QABA NASDAQ First Trust NASDAQ® ABA Community Bank Index Fund Quarterly $0.0503
VIXH NYSE Arca First Trust CBOE S&P 500 VIX Tail Hedge Fund Quarterly $0.0679

First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund II

FDD NYSE Arca First Trust STOXX® European Select Dividend Index Fund Quarterly $0.0316
FFR NYSE Arca First Trust FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Markets Real Estate Index Fund Quarterly $0.1109
FGD NYSE Arca First Trust Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index Fund Quarterly $0.1106
FAN NYSE Arca First Trust ISE Global Wind Energy Index Fund Quarterly $0.0050
GRID NASDAQ First Trust NASDAQ® Clean Edge® Smart Grid Infrastructure Index Fund Quarterly $0.0163
BICK NASDAQ First Trust BICK Index Fund Quarterly $0.0768
CU NASDAQ First Trust ISE Global Copper Index Fund Quarterly $0.0462
PLTM NASDAQ First Trust ISE Global Platinum Index Fund Quarterly $0.0050
FONE NASDAQ First Trust NASDAQ CEA Smartphone Index Fund Quarterly $0.0220

First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VI

MDIV NASDAQ Multi-Asset Diversified Income Index Fund Monthly $0.0756
TDIV NASDAQ First Trust NASDAQ Technology Dividend Index Fund Quarterly $0.2197

First Trust Exchange-Traded AlphaDEX® Fund

FEX NYSE Arca First Trust Large Cap Core AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0804
FNX NYSE Arca First Trust Mid Cap Core AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0544
FYX NYSE Arca First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0225
FTA NYSE Arca First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.1072
FTC NYSE Arca First Trust Large Cap Growth AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0431
FAB NYSE Arca First Trust Multi Cap Value AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0833
FAD NYSE Arca First Trust Multi Cap Growth AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0219
FXD NYSE Arca First Trust Consumer Discretionary AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0125
FXG NYSE Arca First Trust Consumer Staples AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0489
FXN NYSE Arca First Trust Energy AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0494
FXO NYSE Arca First Trust Financials AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0539
FXZ NYSE Arca First Trust Materials AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0476
FXU NYSE Arca First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.1213
FXL NYSE Arca First Trust Technology AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0098
FNK NYSE Arca First Trust Mid Cap Value AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0397
FYT NYSE Arca First Trust Small Cap Value AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0077
FMK NYSE Arca First Trust Mega Cap AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0556

First Trust Exchange-Traded AlphaDEX® Fund II

FEM NYSE Arca First Trust Emerging Markets AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0591
FBZ NYSE Arca First Trust Brazil AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0762
FDT NYSE Arca First Trust Developed Markets Ex-US AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0768
FEP NYSE Arca First Trust Europe AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.1010
FJP NYSE Arca First Trust Japan AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0182
FLN NYSE Arca First Trust Latin America AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.1263
FPA NYSE Arca First Trust Asia Pacific Ex-Japan AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.1871
FKO NYSE Arca First Trust South Korea AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0629
FGM NYSE Arca First Trust Germany AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0091
FCAN NYSE Arca First Trust Canada AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0693
FAUS NYSE Arca First Trust Australia AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.3376
FKU NYSE Arca First Trust United Kingdom AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0778
FHK NYSE Arca First Trust Hong Kong AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0778
FSZ NYSE Arca First Trust Switzerland AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0088
FDTS NYSE Arca First Trust Developed Markets ex-US Small Cap AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0991
FEMS NYSE Arca First Trust Emerging Markets Small Cap AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0893

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 $69 billion as of February 28, 2013, 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. The risks of investing in each Fund are spelled out in its prospectus, shareholder report, and other regulatory filings.

A Fund may invest in small capitalization and mid capitalization companies. Such companies may experience greater price volatility than larger, more established companies. A Fund that is concentrated in securities of companies in a certain sector or industry involves additional risks, including limited diversification. A Fund which invests in foreign securities may be subject to additional risks not associated with domestic securities. Such risks may be heightened in the case of securities of emerging markets countries. An index ETF 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 a Fund, the indices do not actually hold a portfolio of securities and therefore do not incur the expenses incurred by a Fund.

An actively managed ETF is subject to management risk because it is an actively managed portfolio. In managing such a Fund’s investment portfolio, the portfolio managers will apply investment techniques and risk analyses that may not have the desired result. There can be no guarantee that a Fund will meet its investment objective. Preferred Securities are subject to credit risk, interest rate risk and income risk. Credit Risk may be heightened if a Fund invests in “high yield” or “junk” debt. Companies engaged in the energy sector, which includes MLPs and utilities companies, are subject to certain risks, including price and supply fluctuations caused by international politics, energy conservation, taxes, price controls, and other regulatory policies of various governments.

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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