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First Trust Dynamic Europe Equity Income Fund Issues Notice Regarding January 2020 Distribution

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 January 15, 2020, to shareholders of record as of January 3, 2020, with an ex-dividend date of January 2, 2020. 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 December 31, 2019, 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

 

12/31/2020

 

$0.12100

 

$0.08193

 

-

 

-

 

$0.03907

 

67.71%

 

-

 

-

 

32.29%

 

8.97%

 

5.47%

              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

12/31/2020

 

$0.12100

 

$0.08193

 

-

 

-

 

$0.03907

 

67.71%

 

-

 

-

 

32.29%

 

0.75%

 

22.24%

(1) Includes the most recent monthly distribution paid on January 15, 2020.
(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 December 31, 2019.
(4) Total Returns are through December 31, 2019. 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. ("FTA") is a federally registered investment advisor and serves as the Fund's investment advisor. FTA and its affiliate First Trust Portfolios L.P. ("FTP"), a FINRA registered broker-dealer, are privately-held companies that provide a variety of investment services. FTA has collective assets under management or supervision of approximately $145 billion as of December 31, 2019 through unit investment trusts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, mutual funds and separate managed accounts. FTA is the supervisor of the First Trust unit investment trusts, while FTP is the sponsor. FTP is also a distributor of mutual fund shares and exchange-traded fund creation units. FTA and FTP are based in Wheaton, Illinois.

Janus Capital Management LLC, a legal entity of Janus Henderson Investors, serves as the Fund's investment sub-advisor. 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. With offices in 28 cities with more than 2,000 employees, Janus Henderson Investors managed approximately $356.1 billion in assets as of September 30, 2019.

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. There can be no assurance that the Fund’s investment objectives will be achieved. The Fund may not be appropriate for all investors.

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.

On June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom voted via referendum to leave the EU ("Brexit"), which led to volatility in the financial markets of the United Kingdom and more broadly across Europe as well as weakening consumer, corporate and financial confidence in such markets. The deadline for which terms of exit may be negotiated between the United Kingdom and the EU has been extended to January 31, 2020 (subject to further extension). The longer term economic, legal, political and social framework in the United Kingdom is unclear at this stage and is likely to lead to ongoing political, economic and legal uncertainty and periods of exacerbated volatility in both the United Kingdom and in wider European markets for some time.

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.

In the event of conversion to an open-end management investment company, the Common Shares would cease to be listed on the NYSE or other national securities exchange, and such Common Shares would thereafter be redeemable at NAV at the option of the Common Shareholder, rather than traded in the secondary market at market price, which, for closed-end fund shares, may at times be at a premium to NAV. Any Borrowings or Preferred Shares of the Fund would need to be repaid or redeemed upon conversion and, accordingly, a portion of the Fund's portfolio may need to be liquidated, potentially resulting in, among other things, lower current income.

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

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, the Internal Revenue Code or any other regulatory framework. Financial advisors are responsible for evaluating investment risks independently and for exercising independent judgment in determining whether investments are appropriate for their clients.

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.

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