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First Trust ETFs Rated 4 or 5 Stars by Morningstar

The following First Trust ETFs have received a four or five star Morningstar RatingTM. ETFs are rated from one to five stars, with the best performers receiving five stars and the worst performers receiving a single star. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. Morningstar Ratings are as of 11/30/2014.

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Morningstar Ratings Fund Category Number of funds
in Category
Fund Name Ticker Overall Rating 3 yr. Rating 5 yr. Rating 10 yr. Rating   3 yr. 5 yr. 10 yr.
First Trust Capital Strength ETF FTCS 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars N/A Large Value 1094 968 657
First Trust Consumer Staples AlphaDEX® Fund FXG 5 Stars 4 Stars 5 Stars N/A Consumer Defensive 24 21 8
First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund FDN 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars N/A Technology 194 185 145
First Trust Energy AlphaDEX® Fund FXN 4 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars N/A Equity Energy 79 75 42
First Trust Financials AlphaDEX® Fund FXO 4 Stars 3 Stars 5 Stars N/A Financial 89 85 65
First Trust FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Markets Real Estate Index Fund FFR 4 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars N/A Global Real Estate 176 152 33
First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX® Fund FXH 4 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars N/A Health 119 112 94
First Trust ISE Global Platinum Index Fund PLTM 5 Stars 5 Stars N/A N/A Equity Precious Metals 71 65 51
First Trust Large Cap Core AlphaDEX® Fund FEX 4 Stars 3 Stars 5 Stars N/A Large Blend 1327 1187 800
First Trust Large Cap Growth AlphaDEX® Fund FTC 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars N/A Large Growth 1496 1324 905
First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX® Fund FTA 4 Stars 3 Stars 5 Stars N/A Large Value 1094 968 657
First Trust Materials AlphaDEX® Fund FXZ 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars N/A Natural Resources 149 110 57
First Trust Mid Cap Value AlphaDEX® Fund FNK 4 Stars 4 Stars N/A N/A Small Value 350 277 191
First Trust Morningstar Dividend Leaders Index Fund FDL 4 Stars 2 Stars 5 Stars N/A Large Value 1094 968 657
First Trust Multi Cap Growth AlphaDEX® Fund FAD 4 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars N/A Mid-Cap Growth 635 583 427
First Trust Multi Cap Value AlphaDEX® Fund FAB 4 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars N/A Mid-Cap Value 399 343 228
First Trust NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index Fund QQEW 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars N/A Large Growth 1496 1324 905
First Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Sector Index Fund QQXT 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars N/A Large Growth 1496 1324 905
First Trust NASDAQ-100-Technology Sector Index Fund QTEC 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars N/A Technology 194 185 145
First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index Fund FBT 4 Stars 5 Stars 4 Stars N/A Health 119 112 94
First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX® Fund FYX 4 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars N/A Small Blend 621 566 353
First Trust Small Cap Value AlphaDEX® Fund FYT 4 Stars 4 Stars N/A N/A Small Value 350 277 191
First Trust US IPO Index Fund FPX 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars N/A Large Growth 1496 1324 905
First Trust Value Line® Dividend Index Fund FVD 5 Stars 3 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars Large Value 1094 968 657

You should consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses carefully before investing. You can download a prospectus or summary prospectus, or contact First Trust Portfolios L.P. at 1-800-621-1675 to request a prospectus or summary prospectus which contains this and other information about the fund. The prospectus or summary prospectus should be read carefully before investing.

The Morningstar RatingTM is provided for those exchange-traded funds ("ETFs") with at least a three-year history. Ratings are based on the ETF's Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure which accounts for variation in monthly performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. An ETF's risk-adjusted return includes a brokerage commission estimate. This estimate is intended to reflect what an average investor would pay when buying or selling an ETF. PLEASE NOTE, this estimate is subject to change and the actual brokerage commission an investor pays may be higher or lower than this estimate. Morningstar compares each ETF's risk-adjusted return to the open-end mutual fund rating breakpoints for that category. Consistent with the open-end mutual fund ratings, the top 10% of ETFs in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The overall rating for an ETF is based on a weighted average of the time-period ratings (e.g., the ETF's 3,5, and 10 year rating). The determination of an ETF's rating does not affect the retail open end mutual fund data published by Morningstar. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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