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



Fund Name




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




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



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 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.