FT Portfolios Canada Co.

FT Portfolios Canada Co.
First Trust AlphaDEX(TM) U.S. Financial Sector Index ETF
TSX : FHF
TSX : FHF.F

First Trust AlphaDEX(TM) U.S. Energy Sector Index ETF
TSX : FHE
TSX : FHE.F

First Trust AlphaDEX(TM) U.S. Consumer Discretionary Sector Index ETF
TSX : FDH
TSX : FDH.F

First Trust AlphaDEX(TM) U.S. Consumer Staples Sector Index ETF
TSX : FHC
TSX : FHC.F

First Trust AlphaDEX(TM) U.S. Health Care Sector Index ETF
TSX : FHH
TSX : FHH.F

First Trust AlphaDEX(TM) U.S. Materials Sector Index ETF
TSX : FHM
TSX : FHM.F

First Trust AlphaDEX(TM) U.S. Industrials Sector Index ETF
TSX : FHG
TSX : FHG.F

First Trust AlphaDEX(TM) U.S. Technology Sector Index ETF
TSX : FHQ
TSX : FHQ.F

First Trust AlphaDEX(TM) U.S. Utilities Sector Index ETF
TSX : FHU
TSX : FHU.F

First Trust AlphaDEX(TM) European Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)
TSX : EUR
TSX : EUR.A

First Trust Global Risk Managed Income Index ETF
TSX : ETP
TSX : ETP.A

First Trust Tactical Bond Index ETF
TSX : FTB

First Trust Dorsey Wright U.S. Sector Rotation Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)
TSX : FSR

First Trust Value Line(R) Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)
TSX : FUD
TSX : FUD.A

First Trust AlphaDEX(TM) Emerging Market Dividend ETF (CAD-Hedged)
TSX : FDE
TSX : FDE.A

First Trust Senior Loan ETF (CAD-Hedged)
TSX : FSL
TSX : FSL.A

First Trust Short Duration High Yield Bond ETF (CAD-Hedged)
TSX : FSD
TSX : FSD.A

First Trust Canadian Capital Strength ETF
TSX : FST
TSX : FST.A

November 30, 2017 12:45 ET

FT Portfolios Canada Co. Announces Termination of Systematic Withdrawal Plan

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 30, 2017) - FT Portfolios Canada Co. (the "Manager"), the manager of the following exchange-traded funds:

First Trust AlphaDEX™ U.S. Financial Sector Index ETF (TSX:FHF/FHF.F)
First Trust AlphaDEX™ U.S. Energy Sector Index ETF (TSX:FHE/FHE.F)
First Trust AlphaDEX™ U.S. Consumer Discretionary Sector Index ETF (TSX:FDH/FDH.F)
First Trust AlphaDEX™ U.S. Consumer Staples Sector Index ETF (TSX:FHC/FHC.F)
First Trust AlphaDEX™ U.S. Health Care Sector Index ETF (TSX:FHH/FHH.F)
First Trust AlphaDEX™ U.S. Materials Sector Index ETF (TSX:FHM/FHM.F)
First Trust AlphaDEX™ U.S. Industrials Sector Index ETF (TSX:FHG/FHG.F)
First Trust AlphaDEX™ U.S. Technology Sector Index ETF (TSX:FHQ/FHQ.F)
First Trust AlphaDEX™ U.S. Utilities Sector Index ETF (TSX:FHU/FHU.F)
First Trust AlphaDEX™ European Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) (TSX:EUR/EUR.A)
First Trust Global Risk Managed Income Index ETF (TSX:ETP/ETP.A)
First Trust Tactical Bond Index ETF (TSX: FTB)
First Trust Dorsey Wright U.S. Sector Rotation Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) (TSX: FSR)
First Trust Value Line® Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) (TSX:FUD/FUD.A)
First Trust AlphaDEX™ Emerging Market Dividend ETF (CAD-Hedged) (TSX:FDE/FDE.A)
First Trust Senior Loan ETF (CAD-Hedged) (TSX:FSL/FSL.A)
First Trust Short Duration High Yield Bond ETF (CAD-Hedged) (TSX:FSD/FSD.A)
First Trust Canadian Capital Strength ETF (TSX:FST/FST.A)
(collectively, the "First Trust ETFs"),

announced today that the First Trust ETFs will no longer offer the systematic withdrawal option for units as part of the distribution reinvestment plan of each of the First Trust ETFs, effective immediately. Unitholders will still be able to participate in the distribution reinvestment plan and make pre-authorized cash contributions thereunder for the purchase of units of the First Trust ETFs as before.

About First Trust

The First Trust companies are a well-respected global enterprise with a history in the U.S. market since 1991 and in Canada since 1996. As of June 30, 2017, First Trust Advisors L.P., the portfolio advisor for FUD, has approximately US$45.6 billion in exchange-traded fund assets under management and more than US$107.6 billion total assets under supervision or management. First Trust is the enterprise name used for the various businesses conducted in Europe, Mexico, Canada and the U.S.

Further information about FT Portfolios Canada's ETFs can be found at www.firsttrust.ca.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Susan Johnson
    FT Portfolios Canada Co.
    40 King Street West, Suite 5102, Scotia Plaza, Box 312
    Toronto, ON M5H 3Y2

    susanjohnson@firsttrust.ca
    (416) 865-8054