updated 2/17/2011 10:16:52 AM ET 2011-02-17T15:16:52

ADVISORY, Feb. 17, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

First Trust Advisors L.P. will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square to launch the First Trust NASDAQ CEA Smartphone Index Fund (Nasdaq:FONE).

In honor of the occasion, Andy Subramanian, Senior Vice President/ETFs at First Trust, will ring the Opening Bell. He will be joined by John Jacobs, head of The NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Friday, February 18th, 2011 at 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Contact:

Scott Friske, Associate
First Trust Advisors L.P.
New Product Development
(630)-517-7617 (office)
(331)-643-5849 (mobile)
SFriske@ftadvisors.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:
Robert Madden
(646) 441-5045
Robert.Madden@NASDAQOMX.com

Feed Information:

The Opening Bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on AMC3 / C22, 87 degrees West, downlink frequency 4140 vertical. The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Robert Madden at (646) 441-5045.

Radio Feed:

An audio transmission of the Opening Bell is also available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Ascent fiber 1623 as well.

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.

About First Trust Advisors:

First Trust Advisors L.P., along with its affiliate First Trust Portfolios L.P., is a privately-held company located in the Chicagoland area. The firms, now in their 20th year, provide a variety of investment services, including asset management, financial advisory services, and municipal and corporate investment banking. Collective assets under management or supervision total over $43 billion as of January 31, 2011. The First Trust firms offer exchange-traded funds, unit investment trusts, mutual funds, separate managed accounts and closed-end funds. More information on First Trust is available at www.ftportfolios.com.

About NASDAQ OMX:

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with approximately 3,600 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries.  NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com. Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/nasdaqomx) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx).

NDAQA

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