First Trust Dynamic Europe Equity Income Fund Issues Notice Regarding February 2018 Distribution

WHEATON, Ill.--()--The Board of Trustees of First Trust Dynamic Europe Equity Income Fund (the “Fund”) (NYSE: FDEU), CUSIP 33740D107, previously approved a managed distribution policy for the Fund (the “Managed Distribution Plan”) in reliance on exemptive relief received from the Securities and Exchange Commission which permits the Fund to make periodic distributions of long-term capital gains as frequently as monthly each tax year.

The Fund has declared a distribution payable on February 15, 2018, to shareholders of record as of February 2, 2018, with an ex-dividend date of February 1, 2018. This Notice is meant to provide you information about the sources of your Fund’s distributions. You should not draw any conclusions about the Fund’s investment performance from the amount of its distribution or from the terms of its Managed Distribution Plan.

The following tables set forth the estimated amounts of the current distribution and the cumulative distributions paid this fiscal year to date for the Fund from the following sources: net investment income (“NII”); net realized short-term capital gains (“STCG”); net realized long-term capital gains (“LTCG”); and return of capital (“ROC”). These estimates are based upon information as of January 31, 2018, are calculated based on a generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) basis and include the prior fiscal year-end undistributed net investment income. The amounts and sources of distributions are expressed per common share.

                          5 Yr. Avg.
Annualized Current Annual Total
Fund Fund Fiscal Total Current Current Distribution ($) Current Distribution (%) Dist. Rate as a Return

Ticker

Cusip

Year End

Distribution

NII

STCG

LTCG

ROC (2)

NII

STCG

LTCG

ROC(2)

% of NAV(3)

on NAV(4)

FDEU 33740D107 12/31/2018 $0.12100 $0.00986 $.01078 - $0.10036 8.15% 8.91% - 82.94% 7.09% 12.53%
 
 
Total Cumulative Cumulative Fiscal
Fund Fund Fiscal Cumulative Fiscal YTD Cumulative Distributions Fiscal YTD ($) Cumulative Distributions Fiscal YTD (%) Fiscal YTD Distributions as YTD Total Return

Ticker

Cusip

Year End

Distributions(1)

NII

STCG

LTCG

ROC (2)

NII

STCG

LTCG

ROC(2)

a % of NAV(3)

on NAV(4)

FDEU 33740D107 12/31/2018 $0.24200 $0.01972 $0.02157 - $0.20071 8.15% 8.91% - 82.94% 1.18% 3.65%
 
        (1) Includes the most recent monthly distribution paid on February 15, 2018.
(2) The Fund estimates that it has distributed more than its income and net realized capital gains; therefore, a portion of your distribution may be a return of capital. A return of capital may occur, for example, when some or all of the money that you invested in the Fund is paid back to you. A return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect the Fund’s investment performance and should not be confused with “yield” or “income.”
(3) Based on Net Asset Value (“NAV”) as of January 31, 2018.
(4) Total Returns are through January 31, 2018. The return included in the 5 Year Average Annual Total Return on NAV column is from the Fund’s first public offering, which was September 24, 2015.
 

The amounts and sources of distributions reported in this Notice are only estimates and are not being provided for tax reporting purposes. The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for tax reporting purposes will depend upon the Fund’s investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. The Fund will send you a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell you how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes. You should not use this Notice as a substitute for your Form 1099-DIV.

First Trust Advisors L.P., the Fund's investment advisor, along with its affiliate, First Trust Portfolios L.P., are privately-held companies which provide a variety of investment services, including asset management and financial advisory services, with collective assets under management or supervision of approximately $124 billion as of January 31, 2018 through unit investment trusts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, mutual funds and separate managed accounts.

Henderson Global Investors (North America) Inc. ("Henderson") serves as the Fund's investment sub-advisor. Henderson is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Janus Henderson Group plc ("Janus Henderson Group", d/b/a Janus Henderson Investors). Janus Henderson Investors is headquartered in London and is a global investment management firm that provides a full spectrum of investment products and services to clients around the world. Janus Henderson Investors was formed as a result of a “merger of equals” on May 30, 2017 in which Henderson Group plc and Janus Capital Group Inc. combined their operations to form a new active management firm that - together - builds on the strengths and capabilities of their respective organizations. With offices in 27 cities with more than 2,000 employees, Janus Henderson Investors managed approximately $370.8 billion in assets as of December 31, 2017.

Past performance is no assurance of future results. Investment return and market value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate. Shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Principal Risk Factors: The Fund is subject to risks, including the fact that it is a non-diversified closed-end management investment company.

Because the Fund will invest primarily in securities of non-U.S. issuers, which are generally denominated in non-U.S. currencies, there are risks not typically associated with investing in securities of U.S. issuers. Non-U.S. issuers are subject to higher volatility than securities of U.S. issuers. An investor may lose money if the local currency of a non-U.S. market depreciates against the U.S. dollar.

Investments in securities of issuers located in emerging market countries are considered speculative and there is a heightened risk of investing in emerging markets securities.

The Fund will engage in practices and strategies that will result in exposure to fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, thus subjecting it to foreign currency risk.

The Fund’s use of derivatives may result in losses greater than if they had not been used, may require the Fund to sell or purchase portfolio securities at inopportune times, may limit the amount of appreciation the Fund can realize on an investment, or may cause the Fund to hold a security that it might otherwise sell.

Use of leverage can result in additional risk and cost, and can magnify the effect of any losses.

The information presented is not intended to constitute an investment recommendation for, or advice to, any specific person. By providing this information, First Trust is not undertaking to give advice in any fiduciary capacity within the meaning of ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code. First Trust has no knowledge of and has not been provided any information regarding any investor. Financial advisors must determine whether particular investments are appropriate for their clients. First Trust believes the financial advisor is a fiduciary, is capable of evaluating investment risks independently and is responsible for exercising independent judgment with respect to its retirement plan clients.

The risks of investing in the Fund are spelled out in the shareholder reports and other regulatory filings.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are referred to as “forward-looking statements” under the U.S. federal securities laws. Actual future results or occurrences may differ significantly from those anticipated in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Generally, the words “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “project,” “will” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, which generally are not historical in nature. Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those anticipated in any forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. The Fund undertakes no responsibility to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements.

Contacts

First Trust Dynamic Europe Equity Income Fund
Inquiries:
Don Swade, (630) 765-8661

Contacts

First Trust Dynamic Europe Equity Income Fund
Inquiries:
Don Swade, (630) 765-8661