First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Continuation of Share Repurchase Programs for Certain Closed-End Funds

WHEATON, Ill.--()--First Trust Advisors L.P. is pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees of each of First Trust High Income Long/Short Fund (NYSE: FSD), First Trust/Aberdeen Emerging Opportunity Fund (NYSE: FEO), First Trust Strategic High Income Fund II (NYSE: FHY), First Trust/Aberdeen Global Opportunity Income Fund (NYSE: FAM), and First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund (NYSE: FFA) has authorized the continuation of each Fund’s Share Repurchase Program. Pursuant to each Fund’s Share Repurchase Program, each Fund may, from time to time and at the direction of management personnel, repurchase up to the amount of shares remaining in each Fund’s Share Repurchase Program described below in secondary market transactions in accordance with applicable law. Each Fund’s Share Repurchase Program will continue until the earlier of (i) the repurchase of the amount of shares remaining in each Fund’s Share Repurchase Program as noted below or (ii) March 15, 2019.

Fund

Number of Shares Available for
Repurchase through March 15, 2019

First Trust High Income Long/Short Fund 978,598
First Trust/Aberdeen Emerging Opportunity Fund 105,644
First Trust Strategic High Income Fund II 164,339
First Trust/Aberdeen Global Opportunity Income Fund 727,422
First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund 998,658
 

Each Fund’s repurchase activity will be disclosed in its shareholder report for the relevant fiscal period. There is no assurance that any Fund will purchase shares at any specific levels or in any specific amounts.

The risks of investing in each Fund are spelled out in its respective shareholder reports, and other regulatory filings. Each Fund’s daily closing price and net asset value per share as well as other information can be found at www.ftportfolios.com or by calling (800) 988-5891.

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.

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.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the laws of such state or jurisdiction.

Contacts

First Trust Advisors L.P.
Press Inquiries:
Jane Doyle, 630-765-8775
or
Analyst Inquiries:
Jeff Margolin, 630-765-7643
or
Broker Inquiries:
Jeff Margolin, 630-765-7643

Contacts

First Trust Advisors L.P.
Press Inquiries:
Jane Doyle, 630-765-8775
or
Analyst Inquiries:
Jeff Margolin, 630-765-7643
or
Broker Inquiries:
Jeff Margolin, 630-765-7643