First Trust Dow Jones STOXX ® European Select Dividend Index Fund (NYSE Arca: FDD) (the “Fund”), an exchange-traded index fund and series of First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund II (the “Trust”), announces that its Board of Trustees has approved a name change for the Fund to “First Trust STOXX ® European Select Dividend Index Fund.” The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the Fund’s fees and expenses) of an equity index called the STOXX ® Europe Select Dividend 30 Index (the “Index”). Effective March 1, 2010, the Index provider changed the name of the Fund’s underlying Index from the “Dow Jones STOXX ® Select Dividend 30 Index” to the “STOXX ® Europe Select Dividend 30 Index.” The Index name change and the Fund’s name change have had no effect on the investment strategies or risks of the Fund or the index construction or methodology.
First Trust Advisors L.P. has served as the Fund’s investment advisor since the Fund’s inception on August 27, 2010. First Trust Advisors L.P. 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 $32 billion as of August 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 the Fund before investing. The Fund’s prospectus contain this and other important information and is available free of charge by calling toll-free at 1-800-621-1675 or visiting www.ftportfolios.com. The prospectus should be read carefully before investing.
Past performance is no assurance of future results. Principal Risk Factors: The Fund’s shares will change in value, and you could lose money by investing in the Fund. An investment in the Fund involves risk similar to those of investing in any fund of equity securities traded on exchanges. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield of an index. You should anticipate that the value of the Fund’s shares will decline, more or less, in correlation with any decline in the value of the index. The Fund’s return may not match the return of the index. The 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 the 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.