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First Trust/Aberdeen Global Opportunity Income Fund Declares its Monthly Common Share Distribution of $0.11 Per Share for August

July 21, 2014



WHEATON, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- First Trust/Aberdeen Global Opportunity Income Fund (the “Fund”) (NYSE: FAM) has declared the Fund’s regularly scheduled monthly common share distribution in the amount of $0.11 per share payable on August 15, 2014, to shareholders of record as of August 5, 2014. The ex-dividend date is expected to be August 1, 2014. The monthly distribution information for the Fund appears below.

First Trust/Aberdeen Global Opportunity Income Fund (FAM):

Distribution per share:     $0.11
Distribution Rate based on the July 18, 2014 NAV of $15.80: 8.35%
Distribution Rate based on the July 18, 2014 closing market price of $14.45: 9.13%
 


The majority, and possibly all, of this distribution will be paid out of net investment income earned by the Fund. A portion of this distribution may come from net short-term realized capital gains or return of capital. The final determination of the source and tax status of all 2014 distributions will be made after the end of 2014.

The Fund is a diversified, closed-end management investment company that seeks to provide a high level of current income. As a secondary objective, the Fund seeks capital appreciation. The Fund pursues these investment objectives by investing in the world bond markets through a diversified portfolio of investment grade and below-investment grade government and corporate debt securities.

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 $98 billion as of June 30, 2014, through unit investment trusts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, mutual funds and separate managed accounts.

Aberdeen Asset Management Inc. (“Aberdeen”) serves as the Fund’s investment sub-advisor. Aberdeen is a wholly owned subsidiary of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC which is the parent company of an asset management group managing approximately $317.5 billion* in assets as of March 31, 2014, including approximately $61.3 billion in fixed-income securities, for a range of pension funds, financial institutions, investment trusts, unit trusts, offshore funds, charities and private clients.

*Aberdeen’s acquisition of Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) was completed on April 1, 2014. March 31, 2014 firm total Assets under Management (AuM) provided above is excluding SWIP. Total firm AuM including SWIP as of March 31 was $541 billion. Additional details of SWIP AuM will be disclosed at a later date.

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: Investment in this Fund involves investment and market risk, management risk, non-investment grade securities risk, fixed-income securities risk, U.S. and non-U.S. interest rate risk, U.S. and non-U.S. government securities risk, country risk, currency risk, leverage risk, market discount risk, portfolio turnover risk, and illiquid/restricted securities risk. Non-investment grade debt issues are considered speculative with respect to the issuer’s ability to pay interest and repay principal which may result in a reduction of the Fund’s NAV. Investment in foreign government debt may include bonds issued by countries considered to be emerging markets which may affect the volatility of the Fund’s NAV. The risks of investing in the Fund are spelled out in the prospectus, shareholder reports and other regulatory filings.

The Fund’s daily closing New York Stock Exchange price and net asset value per share as well as other information can be found at www.ftportfolios.com or by calling 1-800-988-5891.




First Trust/Aberdeen Global Opportunity Income Fund

Press Inquiries: Jane Doyle, 630-765-8775

Analyst Inquiries: Jeff Margolin, 630-915-6784

Broker Inquiries: Jeff Margolin, 630-915-6784


Source: First Trust/Aberdeen Global Opportunity Income Fund


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