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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 2/28/2015.

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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 1121 982 680
First Trust Consumer Staples AlphaDEX® Fund FXG 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 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 194 185 146
First Trust Emerging Markets Small Cap AlphaDEX® Fund FEMS 4 Stars 4 Stars N/A N/A Diversified Emerging Mkts 527 340 162
First Trust Energy AlphaDEX® Fund FXN 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars N/A Equity Energy 81 75 48
First Trust Financials AlphaDEX® Fund FXO 5 Stars 4 Stars 5 Stars N/A Financial 92 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 181 154 33
First Trust Hong Kong AlphaDEX® Fund FHK 5 Stars 5 Stars N/A N/A China Region 78 63 29
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 5 Stars 4 Stars 5 Stars N/A Large Blend 1336 1187 815
First Trust Large Cap Growth AlphaDEX® Fund FTC 4 Stars 5 Stars 4 Stars N/A Large Growth 1539 1326 909
First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX® Fund FTA 4 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars N/A Large Value 1121 982 680
First Trust Materials AlphaDEX® Fund FXZ 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars N/A Natural Resources 144 113 57
First Trust Morningstar Dividend Leaders Index Fund FDL 4 Stars 3 Stars 5 Stars N/A Large Value 1121 982 680
First Trust Multi Cap Growth AlphaDEX® Fund FAD 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars N/A Mid-Cap Growth 654 585 430
First Trust Multi Cap Value AlphaDEX® Fund FAB 4 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars N/A Mid-Cap Value 412 343 230
First Trust NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index Fund QQEW 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars N/A Large Growth 1539 1326 909
First Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Sector Index Fund QQXT 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars N/A Large Growth 1539 1326 909
First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index Fund FBT 4 Stars 5 Stars 3 Stars N/A Health 120 114 95
First Trust Small Cap Value AlphaDEX® Fund FYT 4 Stars 4 Stars N/A N/A Small Value 362 295 201
First Trust Taiwan AlphaDEX® Fund FTW 4 Stars 4 Stars N/A N/A China Region 78 63 29
First Trust US IPO Index Fund FPX 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars N/A Large Growth 1539 1326 909
First Trust Value Line® Dividend Index Fund FVD 5 Stars 3 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars Large Value 1121 982 680

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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