First Trust Announces Changes to Investment Objectives for 11 AlphaDEX® ETFs

On or about July 14, 2015, each of the index exchange-traded funds listed below (each a “Fund”) will seek investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the Fund’s fees and expenses) of a NASDAQ AlphaDEX® Equity Index (each, a “New Index”). Each New Index is a modified equal-dollar weighted index developed and maintained by The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (“NASDAQ”) that may generate positive alpha relative to traditional passive-style indices through the use of the AlphaDEX® selection methodology. Accordingly, the Funds’ Index Provider will change to NASDAQ. Each Fund will continue to seek its current investment objective until July 14, 2015.

On or about July 14, 2015, each Fund will no longer list and trade its shares on the NYSE Arca and each Fund will instead list and trade its shares on The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC under the same ticker symbol.

Fund Name (“Ticker”)New Index
First Trust Japan AlphaDEX Fund (“FJP”) NASDAQ AlphaDEX® Japan Index
First Trust China AlphaDEX Fund (“FCA”) NASDAQ AlphaDEX® China Index
First Trust Brazil AlphaDEX Fund (“FBZ”) NASDAQ AlphaDEX® Brazil Index
First Trust South Korea AlphaDEX Fund (“FKO”) NASDAQ AlphaDEX® South Korea Index
First Trust United Kingdom AlphaDEX Fund (“FKU”) NASDAQ AlphaDEX® United Kingdom Index
First Trust Germany AlphaDEX Fund (“FGM”) NASDAQ AlphaDEX® Germany Index
First Trust Switzerland AlphaDEX Fund (“FSZ”) NASDAQ AlphaDEX® Switzerland Index
First Trust Hong Kong AlphaDEX Fund (“FHK”) NASDAQ AlphaDEX® Hong Kong Index
First Trust Canada AlphaDEX Fund (“FCAN”) NASDAQ AlphaDEX® Canada Index
First Trust Taiwan AlphaDEX Fund (“FTW”) NASDAQ AlphaDEX® Taiwan Index
First Trust Australia AlphaDEX Fund (“FAUS”) NASDAQ AlphaDEX® Australia Index

Each New Index has been licensed for use by the Funds. AlphaDEX® is a trademark owned by First Trust Portfolios L.P. and has been licensed to NASDAQ for use in the name of each New Index. Each Fund is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by NASDAQ and NASDAQ makes no representation or warranty regarding the advisability of investing in the Funds or as to the result to be obtained by any person from use of each New Index in connection with the trading of each Fund.

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 $117 billion as of April 30, 2015, through unit investment trusts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, mutual funds and separate managed accounts.

You should consider each Fund’s investment objective, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. You can download a prospectus or contact First Trust Advisors L.P. to request a prospectus, which contains other information about the Funds. Read it carefully before you invest. The risks of investing in each Fund are spelled out in its prospectus, shareholder reports and other regulatory filings.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the laws of such state or jurisdiction.


First Trust Advisors L.P.
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Stan Ueland, 630-517-7633

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