First Trust Cross-Lists Two Additional ETFs in Mexico

As Mexican demand for U.S. and global ETFs grows, First Trust expands
its offerings

WHEATON, Ill.– First Trust Advisors L.P. (“First Trust”), a global ETF provider and asset
manager, announced today that it has cross-listed the First Trust
Capital Strength ETF (Ticker Symbol: FTCS) and the First Trust Indxx
Innovative Transaction & Process ETF (Ticker Symbol: LEGR) on the
Mexican stock exchange, Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV).

First Trust entered the Mexican market in 2011. The additional listings
brings the total number of domestic First Trust ETFs listed on the BMV
to 53. “What a time it is to be in the world of investing,” said Codie
Sanchez, Head of First Trust Latin America Investment Distribution. “We
at First Trust are thrilled to have new options for our clients in
Mexico; from an ETF that invests in global companies that are poised to
potentially benefit from blockchain technologies (LEGR), to an ETF
providing exposure to innovative American companies (FTCS). We hope to
continue to bring cutting edge ideas to Mexican investors.”

About First Trust

First Trust, a federally registered investment advisor, and its
affiliate First Trust Portfolios L.P. (“FTP”), a FINRA registered
broker-dealer, are privately held companies that provide a variety of
investment services. First Trust is the investment advisor to
exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, mutual funds, separate managed
accounts and provides supervisory services to FTP sponsored unit
investment trusts. First Trust’s assets under management were
approximately $123 billion as of April 30, 2018. This includes the
supervisory services First Trust provides to FTP sponsored unit
investment trusts, which are unmanaged. FTP is a sponsor of unit
investment trusts and distributor of mutual fund shares and
exchange-traded fund creation units. First Trust is based in Wheaton,
Illinois.

ETF Characteristics

An index fund’s return may not match the return of the applicable index.
Securities held by an index fund will generally not be bought or sold in
response to market fluctuations.

Investors buying or selling fund shares on the secondary market may
incur customary brokerage commissions. Market prices may differ to some
degree from the net asset value of the shares. Investors who sell fund
shares may receive less than the share’s net asset value. Shares may be
sold throughout the day on the exchange through any brokerage account.
However, unlike mutual funds, shares may only be redeemed directly from
a fund by authorized participants, in very large creation/redemption
units. If a fund’s authorized participants are unable to proceed with
creation/redemption orders and no other authorized participant is able
to step forward to create or redeem, fund shares may trade at a discount
to a fund’s net asset value and possibly face delisting.

Risk Considerations

The funds’ shares will change in value, and you could lose money by
investing in the funds. One of the principal risks of investing in the
funds is market risk. Market risk is the risk that a particular stock
owned by the funds, fund shares or stocks in general may fall in value.
There can be no assurance that the funds’ investment objective will be
achieved.

A fund may invest in securities issued by companies concentrated in a
particular industry or sector which involves additional risks including
limited diversification. A fund may invest in small capitalization and
mid capitalization companies. Such companies may experience greater
price volatility than larger, more established companies.

The prices of equity securities fluctuate for several reasons, including
changes in investors’ perceptions of the financial condition of an
issuer or the general condition of the relevant stock market, such as
market volatility, or when political or economic events affecting the
issuers occur.

If a fund has lower average daily trading volumes, it may rely on a
small number of third-party market makers to provide a market for the
purchase and sale of shares.

An investment in a fund containing securities of non-U.S. issuers is
subject to additional risks, including currency fluctuations, political
risks, withholding, the lack of adequate financial information, and
exchange control restrictions impacting non-U.S. issuers. These risks
may be heightened for securities of companies located in, or with
significant operations in, emerging market countries. A fund may invest
in depositary receipts which may be less liquid than the underlying
shares in their primary trading market. Changes in currency exchange
rates and the relative value of non-U.S. currencies will affect the
value of a fund’s investment and the value of fund shares.

LEGR currently has fewer assets than larger funds, and like other
relatively new funds, large inflows and outflows may impact the fund’s
market exposure for limited periods of time.

Blockchain technology is an entirely new and relatively untested
technology and may never be implemented to a scale that provides
identifiable economic benefit to the companies included in the index.
Blockchain systems could be vulnerable to fraud. There is little
regulation of blockchain technology and because blockchain technology
systems may operate across many national boundaries and regulatory
jurisdictions, it is possible that it may be subject to widespread and
inconsistent regulation. The values of the companies included in the
index may not be a reflection of their connection to blockchain
technology, but may be based on other business operations. Currently,
blockchain technology is primarily used for the recording of
transactions in digital currency, which are extremely speculative,
unregulated and volatile. Because digital assets registered in a
blockchain do not have a standardized exchange, like a stock market,
there is less liquidity for such assets and greater possibility of fraud
or manipulation.

As the use of Internet technology has become more prevalent in the
course of business, the funds have become more susceptible to potential
operational risks through breaches in cyber security.

LEGR is classified as “non-diversified” and may invest a relatively high
percentage of its assets in a limited number of issuers. As a result,
the fund may be more susceptible to a single adverse economic or
regulatory occurrence affecting one or more of these issuers, experience
increased volatility and be highly concentrated in certain issuers.

First Trust Advisors L.P. is the adviser to the funds. First Trust
Advisors L.P. is an affiliate of First Trust Portfolios L.P., the fund’s
distributor.

The information presented is not intended to constitute an investment
recommendation for, or advice to, any specific person. By providing this
information, First Trust is not undertaking to give advice in any
fiduciary capacity within the meaning of ERISA and the Internal Revenue
Code. First Trust has no knowledge of and has not been provided any
information regarding any investor. Financial advisors must determine
whether particular investments are appropriate for their clients. First
Trust believes the financial advisor is a fiduciary, is capable of
evaluating investment risks independently and is responsible for
exercising independent judgment with respect to its retirement plan
clients.

Investors should review all relevant offering materials, including all
applicable risk factors, and should consult with financial and tax
advisors relating to tax and other consequences of investing in a
particular security prior to making an investment.

The views and opinions expressed are for informational purposes
only. This material is not intended to be relied upon as investment
advice or recommendations, does not constitute a solicitation to buy or
sell securities (in any jurisdiction to any person to whom it is not
lawful to make such an offer) and should not be considered specific
legal, investment or tax advice.

For Investors in Mexico:

The funds have been cross-listed on the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores.

Investors should review all relevant offering materials, including all
applicable risk factors, and should consult with financial and tax
advisors relating to tax and other consequences of investing in a
particular security prior to making an investment. None of the
securities herein have been registered with the National Securities
Registry (Registro Nacional de Valores) maintained by the Mexican
National Banking and Securities Commission (Comisión Nacional Bancaria y
de Valores). Securities not cross-listed on the Bolsa Mexicana de
Valores nor registered with the National Securities Registry (Registro
Nacional de Valores) may not be offered or sold publicly or otherwise be
the subject of brokerage activities in Mexico, except pursuant to the
private placement exemption set forth in article 8 of the Securities
Market Law (Ley del Mercado de Valores), to institutional and qualified
investors, as defined under Mexican law and rules thereunder.

The cross listing of the securities identified herein does not
constitute or imply a certification as to the investment quality of such
securities or the accuracy or completeness of the information included
in all offering materials. The offering materials are solely First
Trust’s responsibility and have not been reviewed or authorized by the
CNBV or the BMV and may not be publicly offered or distributed in
Mexico. In making an investment decision, all investors, including any
Mexican investor, must rely on their own examination of the relevant
securities and the marketing materials.

“Indxx” and “Indxx Blockchain Index” are trademarks of Indxx, LLC and
have been licensed for use for certain purposes by First Trust Advisors
L.P. First Trust Indxx Innovative Transaction & Process ETF is based on
the Indxx Blockchain Index and is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or
promoted by Indxx, LLC, and Indxx, LLC makes no representation regarding
the advisability of trading in such product.

The Capital Strength IndexTM is the trademark (the “Mark”) of
Nasdaq. The Mark is licensed for use by First Trust Portfolios L.P. The
fund has not been passed on by Nasdaq as to its legality or suitability.
The fund is not issued, endorsed, sold or promoted by Nasdaq. The fund
should not be construed in any way as investment advice by Nasdaq. NASDAQ
MAKES NO WARRANTIES AND BEARS NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE FUND OR THE CAPITAL STRENGTH INDEX
TM.

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