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

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 12/20/17 -- (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: FHD)(TSX: FHC)(TSX: FHF)(TSX: FHM)(TSX: FHG)(TSX: FHQ)(TSX: FHQ.F)(TSX: FHU)(TSX: FSR)(TSX: FST)(TSX: FST.A)

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 29, 2017. 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 8, 2018 to Unitholders of record on December 29, 2017 with an ex-dividend date of December 28, 2017. The effective date for the reinvested distributions will be December 29, 2017. Details for the per unit distribution amounts are shown below:


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                                                       Cash      Reinvested
                 Fund Name                   Fund  Distribution Distribution
                                            Ticker   Amount ($)  Amount ($)
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First Trust Value Line® Dividend Index
 ETF (CAD-Hedged)                            FUD      0.1094         -
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                                            FUD.A     0.0965         -
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First Trust AlphaDEX™ Emerging Market
 Dividend ETF (CAD-Hedged)                   FDE      0.0500         -
                                          ----------------------------------
                                            FDE.A     0.0350         -
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First Trust Senior Loan ETF (CAD-Hedged)     FSL      0.0600         -
                                          ----------------------------------
                                            FSL.A     0.0420         -
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First Trust AlphaDEX™ European Dividend
 Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)                      EUR      0.0700         -
                                          ----------------------------------
                                            EUR.A     0.0485         -
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First Trust Short Duration High Yield Bond
 ETF (CAD-Hedged)                            FSD      0.0900       0.4284
                                          ----------------------------------
                                            FSD.A     0.0629       0.4410
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First Trust Global Risk Managed Income
 Index ETF                                   ETP      0.0650         -
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                                            ETP.A     0.0470         -
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First Trust Tactical Bond Index ETF          FTB      0.0600         -
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First Trust AlphaDEX™ U.S. Consumer
 Discretionary Sector Index ETF              FHD      0.0842         -
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First Trust AlphaDEX™ U.S. Consumer
 Staples Sector Index ETF                    FHC      0.3862         -
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First Trust AlphaDEX™ U.S. Financial
 Sector Index ETF                            FHF      0.0555         -
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First Trust AlphaDEX™ U.S. Materials
 Sector Index ETF                            FHM      0.9453         -
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First Trust AlphaDEX™ U.S. Industrials
 Sector Index ETF                            FHG      0.0250         -
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First Trust AlphaDEX™ U.S. Technology
 Sector Index ETF                            FHQ      0.0650       0.1576
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                                            FHQ.F        -         0.0508
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First Trust AlphaDEX™ U.S. Utilities
 Sector Index ETF                            FHU      0.1100       0.4766
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First Trust Dorsey Wright U.S. Sector
 Rotation Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)             FSR      0.3761       0.8439
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First Trust Canadian Capital Strength ETF    FST      0.0550         -
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                                            FST.A     0.0200         -
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Contacts:
FT Portfolios Canada Co.
416-865-8065/877-622-5552

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