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|
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||$||0.04000|
First Trust NASDAQ-100-Technology Sector IndexSM Fund
|QQXT||NASDAQ||First Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Sector IndexSM Fund||Semi-Annually||$||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|
First Trust NASDAQ® Clean Edge® Smart Grid Infrastructure Index Fund
|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.
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