First Trust Strategic High Income Fund II Declares Its Monthly Common Share Distribution Of $0.09 Per Share For December

First Trust Strategic High Income Fund II (the "Fund") (NYSE: FHY) has declared the Fund's regularly scheduled monthly common share distribution in the amount of $0.09 per share payable on December 12, 2016, to shareholders of record as of December 5, 2016. The ex-dividend date is expected to be December 1, 2016. The monthly distribution information for the Fund appears below.

First Trust Strategic High Income Fund II (FHY):
         
Distribution per share: $0.09
Distribution Rate based on the November 18, 2016 NAV of $13.69: 7.89%
Distribution Rate based on the November 18, 2016 closing market price of $11.77: 9.18%
 

A portion of this distribution may come from net investment income, net short-term realized capital gains or return of capital. The final determination of the source of tax status of all 2016 distributions will be made after the end of 2016 and will be provided on Form 1099-DIV.

The Fund is a diversified, closed-end management investment company that seeks to provide a high level of current income. As a secondary objective, the Fund seeks to provide capital growth. The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objectives by investing in a diversified portfolio of below-investment grade and investment grade debt securities, and equity securities that the investment sub-advisor believes offer attractive yield and/or capital appreciation potential. The Fund may invest up to 100% of its managed assets in below-investment grade debt securities (commonly referred to as "high-yield" or "junk" bonds).

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