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J.P. Morgan to Sponsor 21 ETFs Advised by First Trust on the Mexican Stock Exchange

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

J.P. Morgan announced today that it has been appointed to sponsor the listing of twenty-one exchange-traded index funds (“ETFs”) advised by First Trust Advisors L.P. (“First Trust”), an SEC-registered investment advisor, on the international segment of the Mexican Stock Exchange, Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV). The cross-listed ETFs will be listed on the BMV in pesos and trades can be initiated through a local broker.

J.P. Morgan's Depositary Receipts (DR) business will service the ETFs and handle all corporate actions. J.P. Morgan will disseminate relevant shareholder and corporate actions information in the Mexican market via BMV. Additionally, a dedicated J.P. Morgan representative will be available in Mexico City to provide local expertise and guidance to investors.

“Given the firm's relevant experience and expertise in the ETF space, J.P. Morgan was the clear choice for servicing these ETFs. First Trust believes that our relationship with J.P. Morgan will bring better service and pricing to this expanding marketplace,” said Ron McAlister, Managing Director at First Trust.

Joseph Dooley, DR Executive for the Americas at J.P. Morgan, said: “We are delighted about the opportunity to service First Trust's ETFs in Mexico. We feel confident that there will continue to be an increased demand from both providers and investors for peso-dominated ETFs, and we believe that our proven track record and global capabilities will greatly benefit First Trust's entry into this marketplace.”

The twenty-one ETFs are:

First Trust ISE-Revere Natural Gas Index Fund (FCG)
First Trust ISE Chindia Index Fund (FNI)
First Trust Dow Jones Select MicroCap IndexSM Fund (FDM)
First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index Fund (FBT)
First Trust Morningstar Dividend LeadersSM Index Fund (FDL)
First Trust Dow Jones Internet IndexSM Fund (FDN)
First Trust Large Cap Core AlphaDEX® Fund (FEX)
First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX® Fund (FTA)
First Trust Large Cap Growth AlphaDEX® Fund (FTC)
First Trust Technology AlphaDEX® Fund (FXL)
First Trust Mid Cap Core AlphaDEX® Fund (FNX)
First Trust Materials AlphaDEX® Fund (FXZ)
First Trust Consumer Discretionary AlphaDEX® Fund (FXD)
First Trust Financials AlphaDEX® Fund (FXO)
First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX® Fund (FYX)
First Trust NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted IndexSM Fund (QQEW)
First Trust Consumer Staples AlphaDEX® Fund (FXG)
First Trust Energy AlphaDEX® Fund (FXN)
First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX® Fund (FXH)
First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX® Fund (FXU)
First Trust Industrials/Producer Durables AlphaDEX® Fund (FXR)

For market information on DRs and international equities please view J.P. Morgan's award-winning web site: www.adr.com. For more information on J.P. Morgan's DR services please visit: http://www.jpmorgan.com/visit/adr.

About First Trust Advisors L.P.

First Trust Advisors L.P., each ETFs' 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 competitive municipal underwritings, with collective assets under management or supervision of approximately $51 billion as of July 31, 2011 through unit investment trusts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, mutual funds and separate managed accounts.

About JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.2 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.jpmorganchase.com.

J.P. Morgan
Allie Libby, +1 212 552 0054
allie.libby@jpmorgan.com

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