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

TSX Symbols – FUD/FUD.A, FDE/FDE.A, FSL/FSL.A, EUR/EUR.A, FSD/FSD.A, ETP/ETP.A, FHC/FHC.F, FHG/FHG.F, FHF, FTB, FST/FST.A, FHD, FHU, FHE, FHH, FSR, FHQ/FHQ.F, BLCK

TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FT Portfolios Canada Co. (“First Trust”) is pleased to announce cash (regular and special) and reinvested distributions for its Exchange Traded Funds (the “ETFs”) listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange for the year ending December 31, 2018.  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, 2019 to Unitholders of record on December 31, 2018 with an ex-dividend date of December 28, 2018. The effective date for the reinvested distributions will be on December 31, 2018.  Details for the per unit distribution amounts are shown below:

Fund Name Fund Ticker Cash Distribution Amount ($) Special Cash Distribution Amount ($) Reinvested Distribution Amount ($)
First Trust Value Line® Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) FUD 0.0450 - -
FUD.A 0.0200 - -
First Trust AlphaDEXTM Emerging Market Dividend ETF (CAD-Hedged) FDE 0.0450 - -
FDE.A 0.0350 - -
First Trust Senior Loan ETF (CAD-Hedged) FSL 0.0750 0.0731 -
FSL.A 0.0700 0.0152 -
First Trust AlphaDEXTM European Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) EUR 0.0625 0.0906 -
EUR.A 0.0475 0.0250 -
First Trust Short Duration High Yield Bond ETF (CAD-Hedged) FSD 0.0900 0.1426 -
FSD.A 0.0700 0.1006 -
First Trust Global Risk Managed Income Index ETF ETP 0.0600 - -
ETP.A 0.0500 - -
First Trust AlphaDEXTM U.S. Consumer Staples Sector Index ETF FHC 0.2245 - 0.2654
FHC.F 0.0621 - -
First Trust AlphaDEXTM U.S. Industrials Sector Index ETF FHG 0.2199 - 0.3216
FHG.F 0.1433 - -
First Trust AlphaDEXTM U.S. Financial Sector Index ETF FHF 0.0900 - 0.3798
First Trust Tactical Bond Index ETF FTB 0.0500 - -
First Trust Canadian Capital Strength ETF FST 0.1000 - -
FST.A 0.0350 - -
First Trust AlphaDEXTM U.S. Consumer Discretionary Sector Index ETF FHD 0.0700 - 0.4702
First Trust AlphaDEXTM U.S. Utilities Sector Index ETF FHU 0.1100 - -
First Trust AlphaDEXTM U.S. Energy Sector Index ETF FHE - - 0.8179
First Trust AlphaDEXTM U.S. Health Care Sector Index ETF FHH - - 0.4077
First Trust Dorsey Wright U.S. Sector Rotation Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) FSR 0.0160 - 0.6074
First Trust AlphaDEXTM U.S. Technology Sector Index ETF FHQ 0.0650 - 3.2477
FHQ.F 0.0400 - -
First Trust Indxx Innovative Transaction and Process ETF BLCK - - 0.0004

                                                                                                                                               

For further information, please contact:  FT Portfolios Canada Co.
416-865-8065/877-622-5552