FT Portfolios Canada Co. Announces Distribution for Its Exchange Traded And Us Sectors Funds

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 12/19/16 -- (TSX: FDY)(TSX: FDY.A)(TSX: FUD)(TSX: FUD.A)(TSX: FDE)(TSX: FDE.A)(TSX: FSL)(TSX: FSL.A)(TSX: EUR)(TSX: EUR.A)(TSX: FSD)(TSX: FSD.A)(TSX: ETP)(TSX: ETP.A)(TSX: FTB)(TSX: FHC)(TSX: FHF)(TSX: FHM)(TSX: FHQ)(TSX: FHU)(TSX: FSR)

FT Portfolios Canada Co. ("First Trust") is pleased to announce cash and reinvested distributions for its Exchange Traded Funds (the "ETFs") listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange for the period ending December 31, 2016. Reinvested distributions generally represent realized capital gains and other income or special distributions received by the ETFs over and above cash distributions paid out during the year and are paid to unitholders, as required, to ensure the ETFs are not liable for ordinary income tax.

The cash distributions are payable on January 9, 2017 to Unitholders of record on December 30, 2016 with an ex-dividend date of December 28, 2016. Details for the per unit distribution amounts are shown below:


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                                                Cash            Reinvested
                                 Fund        Distribution      Distribution
Fund Name                       Ticker          Amount            Amount
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First Trust AlphaDEX™          FDY          $0.0484              -
 Canadian Dividend ETF
                           -------------------------------------------------
                                 FDY.A         $0.0302              -
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First Trust AlphaDEX™          FUD          $0.0924              -
 U.S. Dividend ETF (CAD-
 Hedged)
                           -------------------------------------------------
                                 FUD.A         $0.0690              -
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First Trust AlphaDEX™          FDE          $0.0150              -
 Emerging Market Dividend
 ETF (CAD-Hedged)
                           -------------------------------------------------
                                 FDE.A         $0.0017              -
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First Trust Senior Loan ETF       FSL          $0.0667              -
 (CAD-Hedged)
                           -------------------------------------------------
                                 FSL.A         $0.0575              -
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First Trust AlphaDEX™          EUR          $0.0700              -
 European Dividend Index
 ETF (CAD-Hedged)
                           -------------------------------------------------
                                 EUR.A         $0.0500              -
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First Trust Short Duration        FSD          $0.0874              -
 High Yield Bond ETF (CAD-
 Hedged)
                           -------------------------------------------------
                                 FSD.A         $0.0699              -
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First Trust Global Risk           ETP          $0.0590              -
 Managed Income Index ETF
                           -------------------------------------------------
                                 ETP.A         $0.0503              -
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First Trust Tactical Bond         FTB          $0.0666           $0.0821
 Index ETF
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First Trust AlphaDEX™          FHC          $0.1250           $1.0408
 U.S. Consumer Staples
 Sector Index ETF
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First Trust AlphaDEX™          FHF          $0.1000           $0.7931
 U.S. Financial Sector
 Index ETF
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First Trust AlphaDEX™          FHM          $0.2500           $5.3986
 U.S. Materials Sector
 Index ETF
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First Trust AlphaDEX™          FHQ          $0.1250           $0.1906
 U.S. Technology Sector
 Index ETF
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                                                 Cash           Reinvested
                                 Fund        Distribution      Distribution
Fund Name                       Ticker          Amount            Amount
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First Trust AlphaDEX™          FHU          $0.1250           $1.1424
 U.S. Utilities Sector
 Index ETF
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First Trust Dorsey Wright         FSR          $0.1200           $0.7494
 U.S. Sector Rotation Index
 ETF (CAD-Hedged)
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Contacts:
FT Portfolios Canada Co.
416-865-8065/877-622-5552
www.firsttrust.ca

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