First Trust Advisors L.P. (“FTA”) announces the declaration of the regular quarterly and semi-annual distributions for 38 of 43 exchange-traded funds advised by FTA.

The following dates apply to today’s distribution declarations:
        Expected Ex-Dividend Date       December 21, 2010
Record Date December 23, 2010
Payable Date December 31, 2010
               

Per
Share

Ticker

Exchange

Fund Name

Frequency

Amount
 

First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund
FDM NYSE Arca First Trust Dow Jones Select MicroCap Index SM Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.05630
FDL NYSE Arca First Trust Morningstar ® Dividend Leaders SM Index Fund Quarterly $ 0.14120
FPX NYSE Arca First Trust US IPO Index Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.15290
FDN NYSE Arca First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index SM Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.03870
FDV NYSE Arca First Trust Strategic Value Index Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.20040
FVI NYSE Arca First Trust Value Line ® Equity Allocation Index Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.14560
FVD NYSE Arca First Trust Value Line ® Dividend Index Fund Quarterly $ 0.12460
FRI NYSE Arca First Trust S&P REIT Index Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.19910
FIW NYSE Arca First Trust ISE Water Index Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.04740
FCG NYSE Arca First Trust ISE-Revere Natural Gas Index Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.00410
FNI NYSE Arca First Trust ISE Chindia Index Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.05270
QQEW NASDAQ First Trust NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index SM Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.08290
QTEC NASDAQ First Trust NASDAQ-100-Technology Sector Index SM Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.07910
QQXT NASDAQ First Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Sector Index SM Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.11240
QABA NASDAQ First Trust NASDAQ ® ABA Community Bank Index Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.16270
 

First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund II
FDD NYSE Arca First Trust STOXX ® European Select Dividend Index Fund Quarterly $ 0.07140
FFR NYSE Arca First Trust FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Markets Real Estate Index Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.97860
FGD NYSE Arca First Trust Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index Fund Quarterly $ 0.21500
FLM NYSE Arca First Trust ISE Global Engineering and Construction Index Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.13500
BICK NASDAQ First Trust BICK Index Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.04290
CU NASDAQ First Trust ISE Global Copper Index Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.29140
PLTM NASDAQ First Trust ISE Global Platinum Index Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.04100
 

First Trust Exchange-Traded AlphaDEX ® Fund
FEX NYSE Arca First Trust Large Cap Core AlphaDEX ® Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.14310
FNX NYSE Arca First Trust Mid Cap Core AlphaDEX ® Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.07890
FYX NYSE Arca First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX ® Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.07770
FTA NYSE Arca First Trust Large Cap Value Opportunities AlphaDEX ® Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.15870
FTC NYSE Arca First Trust Large Cap Growth Opportunities AlphaDEX ® Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.11090
FAB NYSE Arca First Trust Multi Cap Value AlphaDEX ® Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.18350
FAD NYSE Arca First Trust Multi Cap Growth AlphaDEX ® Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.08900
FXD NYSE Arca First Trust Consumer Discretionary AlphaDEX ® Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.05200
FXG NYSE Arca First Trust Consumer Staples AlphaDEX ® Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.12740
FXN NYSE Arca First Trust Energy AlphaDEX ® Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.08250
FXO NYSE Arca First Trust Financials AlphaDEX ® Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.11640
FXR NYSE Arca First Trust Industrials/Producer Durables AlphaDEX ® Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.05300
FXZ NYSE Arca First Trust Materials AlphaDEX ® Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.30000
FXU NYSE Arca First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX ® Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.21050
FXH NYSE Arca First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX ® Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.02920
FXL NYSE Arca First Trust Technology AlphaDEX ® Fund Semi-Annually $ 0.00600
 

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 $39 billion as of November 30, 2010 through closed-end funds, unit investment trusts, mutual funds, separate managed accounts and exchange-traded funds.