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29 First Trust ETFs List on NYSE Arca
NEW YORK, November 6, 2008 –-NYSE Euronext (NYX) announced that its fully-owned subsidiary NYSE Arca today began trading 29 First Trust exchange traded funds (First Trust ETFs) on a listed basis after the group transferred listing from NYSE Alternext US (formerly, the American Stock Exchange).

Each of the 29 First Trust ETFs, mentioned below, began trading on NYSE Arca this morning as an exclusive primary listing.First Trust is one of the leaders in the ETF marketplace, offering 38 index focused ETFs.

Name and ticker symbol of the 29 First Trust ETFs moving to NYSE Arca from NYSE Alternext US:

Security Name

ETF Trading Symbol

First Trust Multi Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund


First Trust Multi Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund


First Trust Amex®Biotechnology Index Fund


First Trust DJ STOXX®Select Dividend 30 Index Fund


First Trust Morningstar®Dividend LeadersSM Index Fund


First Trust Dow Jones Select MicroCap IndexSM Fund


First Trust Dow Jones Internet IndexSM Fund


First Trust DB Strategic Value Index Fund


First Trust Large Cap Core AlphaDEX®Fund


First Trust FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Global Real Estate Index Fund


First Trust Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index Fund


First Trust Mid Cap Core AlphaDEX®Fund


First Trust IPOX-100 Index Fund


First Trust S&P REIT Index Fund


First Trust Large Cap Value Opportunities AlphaDEX®Fund


First Trust Large Cap Growth Opportunities AlphaDEX®Fund


First Trust Value Line®Dividend Index Fund


First Trust Value Line®Equity Allocation Index Fund


First Trust Value Line®100 Exchange-Traded Fund


First Trust Consumer Discretionary AlphaDEX®Fund


First Trust Consumer Staples AlphaDEX®Fund


First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX®Fund


First Trust Technology AlphaDEX®Fund


First Trust Energy AlphaDEX®Fund


First Trust Financials AlphaDEX®Fund


First Trust Industrials/Producer Durables AlphaDEX®Fund


First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX®Fund


First Trust Materials AlphaDEX®Fund


First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX®Fund


The funds’ prospectuses and other fund information are available at the First Trust website.

For more information, please visit: .

Background on NYSE Arca-Listed ETFs and ETNs
Exchange traded products listed on NYSE Arca represent 61% of ETF and ETN assets under management in the U.S., nearly $304 billion, the most of any exchange. As the first fully electronic platform to utilize designated liquidity providers, NYSE Arca sets the national best bid and offer nearly 82% of the time, leading all U.S. exchanges. NYSE Arca remains an established leader in the ETF and ETN marketplace offering investors some of the industry’s fastest and most innovative trading tools to access liquidity. Including today’s listings, NYSE Arca has 467 primary ETF listings. Additionally, NYSE Arca lists 82 ETNs and 18 certificates and trades all other eligible ETFs on a UTP basis.

First Trust Advisors L.P.
First Trust Advisors L.P. and 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 municipal and corporate investment banking, with collective assets under management or supervision of over $25 billion as of September 30, 2008 through closed-end funds, unit investment trusts, mutual funds, separate managed accounts and exchange-traded funds.

About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is the world’s leading, most liquid and diverse exchange group.  It offers a broad and growing array of financial products and services in cash equities, futures, options, exchange-traded products, bonds, market data, and commercial technology solutions, all designed to meet the evolving needs of issuers, investors and financial institutions.  Spanning multiple asset classes and six countries, NYSE Euronext’s exchanges include the New York Stock Exchange, Liffe, Euronext and NYSE Arca.  With more than 6,500 listed issues, more than any other exchange group, trading on NYSE Euronext’s equity markets represents more than one-third of the world's cash equities volume.  NYSE Euronext also manages the leading European derivatives exchange by value of trading.  NYSE Euronext is part of the S&P 500 index and the only exchange operator in the S&P 100 index.  For more information, please visit .

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
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