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Following Strong First Quarter The Nasdaq Stock Market® Secures 18 New ETP Listings and Switches in April

NEW YORK, May 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ), the single largest U.S. equity exchange by market share, announced six new exchange-traded product (ETP) listings and 12 switches in April, growing Nasdaq’s total ETP listings to 259. The 18 new ETP listings include 12 First Trust ETP and Index switches of the AlphaDEX family representing approximately $6 billion in assets under management.

“The interest and growth in our ETP platform is a clear signal from the market that Nasdaq offers an ideal home for issuers’ products to thrive,” said Salil Donde, Executive Vice President at Nasdaq. “The continued vote of confidence from First Trust, BlackRock, Global X and Amplify underscores our commitment to our issuers, and we look forward to building on the partnership to help their products thrive and grow on Nasdaq.”

Nasdaq ETP Listing Highlights in April:
Nasdaq was selected as the exchange of choice for six new ETF launches:

  • BlackRock launched a socially responsible ETF that invests around energy efficiency, sustainable water, sanitation, nutrition, and education; the fund began trading on April 22, 2016:
    • iShares Sustainable MSCI Global Impact ETF (Nasdaq:MPCT)
  • Amplify launched a retail and consumer focused ETF that aims to invest around online and virtual sales trends; trading began on April 20, 2016:
    • Amplify Online Retail ETF (Nasdaq:IBUY)
  • Global X launched a socially responsible ETF that adheres to the Socially Responsible Investment Guidelines as outlined by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops; the ETF began trading on April 19, 2016:
    • Global X S&P 500® Catholic Values Index ETF (Nasdaq:CATH)
  • First Trust launched three new ETFs, actively managed by RiverFront Investment Group, LLC, which began trading on April 14, 2016:
    • First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Europe ETF (Nasdaq:RFEU)
    • First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Asia Pacific ETF (Nasdaq:RFAP)
    • First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Developed International ETF (Nasdaq:RFDI)

In addition, First Trust switched the following 12 ETFs and their underlying indexes to Nasdaq; the switches officially took place April 8, 2016:

  • First Trust Large Cap Core AlphaDEX® Fund (Nasdaq:FEX)
  • First Trust Large Cap Growth AlphaDEX® Fund (Nasdaq:FTC)
  • First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX® Fund (Nasdaq:FTA)
  • First Trust Mid Cap Core AlphaDEX® Fund (Nasdaq:FNX)
  • First Trust Mid Cap Growth AlphaDEX® Fund (Nasdaq:FNY)
  • First Trust Mid Cap Value AlphaDEX® Fund (Nasdaq:FNK)
  • First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX® Fund (Nasdaq:FYX)
  • First Trust Small Cap Growth AlphaDEX® Fund (Nasdaq:FYC)
  • First Trust Small Cap Value AlphaDEX® Fund (Nasdaq:FYT)
  • First Trust Multi Cap Growth AlphaDEX® Fund (Nasdaq:FAD)
  • First Trust Multi Cap Value AlphaDEX® Fund (Nasdaq:FAB)
  • First Trust Mega Cap AlphaDEX® Fund (Nasdaq:FMK)

For issuers who want to learn more about opportunities to list and grow on The Nasdaq Stock Market®, please visit our website or email etflistings@nasdaq.com.

About Nasdaq:
Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to 3,700 listed companies with a market value of $9.3 trillion and over 17,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit: nasdaq.com/ambition or business.nasdaq.com.

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