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First Trust Energy Income And Growth Fund Commences Public Offering Of Common Shares

First Trust Energy Income and Growth Fund (the Fund ) (NYSE Amex: FEN) announced that it has commenced a public offering of 2,800,000 common shares of beneficial interest. The Fund also intends to grant the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to 420,000 additional common shares to cover over-allotments, if any. Net proceeds from the offering will be used to make additional portfolio investments that are consistent with the Fund’s investment objective and for general corporate purposes.

Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and RBC Capital Markets are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Oppenheimer & Co. and Baird are acting as co-lead managers for the offering. The offering is made pursuant to an existing shelf registration statement on Form N-2 previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The offering of these securities will be made only by means of a prospectus. Interested persons, including existing shareholders of the Fund, may obtain a copy of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to the offering from the following addresses:

Morgan Stanley
Attn: Prospectus Department
180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10014
Telephone: 866-718-1649
 
Citigroup
Prospectus Department
Brooklyn Army Terminal
140 58th Street, 8th floor
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Telephone: 800-831-9146
 
RBC Capital Markets, LLC
Attn: Equity Syndicate Department
Three World Financial Center
200 Vesey Street, 8th Floor
New York, New York 10281
Telephone: 212-428-6670
Fax: 212-428-6260
 

Investors may also obtain these documents free of charge from the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

An investor should read the Fund’s preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus carefully before investing. The preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus contain important information about the Fund and its investment objective and policies, risks, charges and expenses.

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