Registration No. 333-50944
1940 Act No. 811-05903
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Amendment No. 1 to Form S-6
FOR REGISTRATION UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 OF SECURITIES
OF UNIT INVESTMENT TRUSTS REGISTERED ON FORM N-8B-2
A. Exact name of trust:
B. Name of depositor:
NIKE SECURITIES L.P.
C. Complete address of depositor's principal executive offices:
1001 Warrenville Road
Lisle, Illinois 60532
D. Name and complete address of agents for service:
JAMES A. BOWEN ERIC F. FESS
c/o Nike Securities L.P. c/o Chapman and Cutler
1001 Warrenville Road 111 West Monroe Street
Lisle, Illinois 60532 Chicago, Illinois 60603
E. Title of Securities Being Registered:
An indefinite number of Units pursuant to Rule 24f-2
promulgated under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as
F. Approximate date of proposed sale to public:
As soon as practicable after the effective date of the
|XXX|Check box if it is proposed that this filing will become
effective on January 19, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. pursuant to Rule 487.
Lehman Brothers 10 Uncommon EuroValues(R)
FT 484 is a series of a unit investment trust, the FT Series. FT 484
consists of a single portfolio known as Lehman Brothers 10 Uncommon
EuroValues(R), 2001 Portfolio (the "Trust"). The Trust invests in a
diversified portfolio of common stocks ("Securities") issued by 10
different European companies. The Trust seeks to provide the potential
for above-average capital appreciation.
THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION HAS NOT APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED
OF THESE SECURITIES OR PASSED UPON THE ADEQUACY OF THIS PROSPECTUS. ANY
REPRESENTATION TO THE CONTRARY IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE.
LEHMAN BROTHERS INC.
The date of this prospectus is January 19, 2001
Table of Contents
Summary of Essential Information 3
Fee Table 4
Report of Independent Auditors 5
Statement of Net Assets 6
Schedule of Investments 7
The FT Series 8
Risk Factors 10
Portfolio Securities Descriptions 11
Public Offering 12
Distribution of Units 13
The Sponsor's Profits 14
The Secondary Market 14
How We Purchase Units 14
Expenses and Charges 14
Tax Status 15
Retirement Plans 16
Rights of Unit Holders 16
Income and Capital Distributions 17
Redeeming Your Units 18
Investing in a New Trust 18
Removing Securities from the Trust 19
Amending or Terminating the Indenture 20
Information on the Sponsor, Trustee and Evaluator 20
Other Information 21
Summary of Essential Information
Lehman Brothers 10 Uncommon EuroValues(R), 2001 Portfolio
At the Opening of Business on the
Initial Date of Deposit-January 19, 2001
Sponsor: Nike Securities L.P.
Trustee: The Chase Manhattan Bank
Evaluator: First Trust Advisors L.P.
Initial Number of Units (1) 14,987
Fractional Undivided Interest in the Trust per Unit (1) 1/14,987
Public Offering Price:
Aggregate Offering Price Evaluation of Securities per Unit (2) $ 9.80
Maximum Sales Charge of 2.00% of the Public Offering Price
per Unit (2.041% of the net amount invested) $ .20
Public Offering Price per Unit (3) $ 10.00
Sponsor's Initial Repurchase Price per Unit (4) $ 9.80
Redemption Price per Unit (based on aggregate underlying value of the Securities) (4) $ 9.80
Cash CUSIP Number 30265Y 623
Reinvestment CUSIP Number 30265Y 631
Security Code 60186
Ticker Symbol TBA
First Settlement Date January 24, 2001
Rollover Notification Date January 1, 2002
Special Redemption and Liquidation Period January 15, 2002 to February 22, 2002
Mandatory Termination Date (5) February 22, 2002
Income Distribution Record Date June 15, 2001 and December 15, 2001
Income Distribution Date (6) June 30, 2001 and December 31, 2001
(1) As of the close of business on the Initial Date of Deposit, we may
adjust the number of Units of the Trust so that the Public Offering
Price per Unit will equal approximately $10.00. If we make such an
adjustment, the fractional undivided interest per Unit will vary from
the amount indicated above.
(2) Each listed Security is valued at its last closing sale price on the
relevant stock exchange on the business day prior to the Initial Date of
Deposit. If a Security is not listed, or if no closing sale price
exists, it is valued at its closing ask price. The value of foreign
Securities trading in non-U.S. currencies is determined by converting
the value of such Securities to their U.S. dollar equivalent based on
the offering side of the currency exchange rate for the currency in
which a Security is generally denominated at the Evaluation Time on the
business day prior to the Initial Date of Deposit. Evaluations for
purposes of determining the purchase, sale or redemption price of Units
are made as of the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange
("NYSE") (generally 4:00 p.m. Eastern time) on each day on which it is
open (the "Evaluation Time").
(3) The Public Offering Price shown above reflects the value of the
Securities on the business day prior to the Initial Date of Deposit. No
investor will purchase Units at this price. The price you pay for your
Units will be based on their valuation at the Evaluation Time on the
date you purchase your Units. On the Initial Date of Deposit the Public
Offering Price per Unit will not include any accumulated dividends on
the Securities. After this date, a pro rata share of any accumulated
dividends on the Securities will be included.
(4) Until the earlier of six months after the Initial Date of Deposit or
the end of the initial offering period the Sponsor's Initial Repurchase
Price per Unit and the Redemption Price per Unit will include the
estimated organization costs per Unit set forth under "Fee Table." After
such date, the Sponsor's Repurchase Price and Redemption Price per Unit
will not include such estimated organization costs. See "Redeeming Your
(5) See "Amending or Terminating the Indenture."
(6) At the Rollover Notification Date for Rollover Unit holders or upon
termination of the Trust for Remaining Unit holders, amounts in the
Income Account (which consist of dividends on the Securities) will be
included in amounts distributed to Unit holders. We will distribute
money from the Capital Account monthly on the last day of each month to
Unit holders of record on the fifteenth day of such month if the amount
available for distribution equals at least $1.00 per 100 Units. In any
case, we will distribute any funds in the Capital Account as part of the
final liquidation distribution.
This Fee Table describes the fees and expenses that you may, directly or
indirectly, pay if you buy and hold Units of the Trust. See "Public
Offering" and "Expenses and Charges." Although the Trust has a term of
approximately 13 months and is a unit investment trust rather than a
mutual fund, this information allows you to compare fees.
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Unit Holder Transaction Expenses
(as a percentage of public offering price)
Maximum sales charge 2.00%(a) $.200
(as a percentage of public offering price)
Estimated organization costs .150%(b) $.015
Estimated Annual Trust Operating Expenses(c)
(as a percentage of average net assets)
Portfolio supervision, bookkeeping, administrative and evaluation fees .080% $.0080
Trustee's fee and other operating expenses .223%(d) .0224
Total .303% $.0304
This example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in
the Trust with the cost of investing in other investment products. The
example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Trust for the periods
shown and sell all your Units at the end of those periods. The example
also assumes a 5% return on your investment each year and that the
Trust's operating expenses stay the same. Although your actual costs may
vary, based on these assumptions your costs would be:
1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
______ _______ _______ ________
$ 245 $ 652 $1,084 $2,285
The example assumes that the principal amount and distributions are
rolled annually into a New Trust, and you are subject to a reduced sales
(a) The amount of the maximum sales charge is equal to 2.00% of the
Public Offering Price (equivalent to 2.041% of the net amount invested).
(b) You will bear all or a portion of the costs incurred in organizing
the Trust. These estimated organization costs are included in the price
you pay for your Units and will be deducted from the assets of the Trust
at the earlier of six months after the Initial Date of Deposit or the
end of the initial offering period.
(c)Each of the fees listed herein is assessed on a fixed dollar amount
per Unit basis which, as a percentage of average net assets, will vary
(d) Other operating expenses do not include brokerage costs and other
portfolio transaction fees. In certain circumstances the Trust may incur
additional expenses not set forth above. See "Expenses and Charges."
Report of Independent Auditors
The Sponsor, Nike Securities L.P., and Unit Holders
We have audited the accompanying statement of net assets, including the
schedule of investments, of FT 484, comprised of the Lehman Brothers 10
Uncommon EuroValues(R), 2001 Portfolio, as of the opening of business on
January 19, 2001. This statement of net assets is the responsibility of
the Trust's Sponsor. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on this
statement of net assets based on our audit.
We conducted our audit in accordance with auditing standards generally
accepted in the United States. Those standards require that we plan and
perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the
statement of net assets is free of material misstatement. An audit
includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and
disclosures in the statement of net assets. Our procedures included
confirmation of the letter of credit held by the Trustee and deposited
in the Trust on January 19, 2001. An audit also includes assessing the
accounting principles used and significant estimates made by the
Sponsor, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the statement
of net assets. We believe that our audit of the statement of net assets
provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.
In our opinion, the statement of net assets referred to above presents
fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of FT 484,
comprised of the Lehman Brothers 10 Uncommon EuroValues(R), 2001
Portfolio, at the opening of business on January 19, 2001 in conformity
with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.
ERNST & YOUNG LLP
January 19, 2001
Statement of Net Assets
Lehman Brothers 10 Uncommon EuroValues(R), 2001 Portfolio
At the Opening of Business on the
Initial Date of Deposit-January 19, 2001
Investment in Securities represented by purchase contracts (1) (2) $146,873
Less liability for reimbursement to Sponsor for organization costs (3) (225)
Net assets $146,648
Units outstanding 14,987
ANALYSIS OF NET ASSETS
Cost to investors (4) $149,870
Less maximum sales charge (4) (2,997)
Less estimated reimbursement to Sponsor for organization costs (3) (225)
Net assets $146,648
NOTES TO STATEMENT OF NET ASSETS
(1) Aggregate cost of the Securities listed under "Schedule of
Investments" is based on their aggregate underlying value.
(2) An irrevocable letter of credit issued by The Chase Manhattan Bank,
of which $200,000 will be allocated to the Trust, has been deposited
with the Trustee as collateral, covering the monies necessary for the
purchase of the Securities according to their purchase contracts.
(3) A portion of the Public Offering Price consists of an amount
sufficient to reimburse the Sponsor for all or a portion of the costs of
establishing the Trust. These costs have been estimated at $.0150 per
Unit for the Trust. A payment will be made as of the earlier of six
months after the Initial Date of Deposit or the end of the initial
offering period to an account maintained by the Trustee from which the
obligation of the investors to the Sponsor will be satisfied. To the
extent that actual organization costs are greater than the estimated
amount, only the estimated organization costs added to the Public
Offering Price will be reimbursed to the Sponsor and deducted from the
assets of the Trust.
(4) The aggregate cost to investors in the Trust includes a maximum
sales charge computed at the rate of 2.00% of the Public Offering Price
per Unit (equivalent to 2.041% of the net amount invested), assuming no
reduction of sales charge as set forth under "Public Offering."
Schedule of Investments
Lehman Brothers 10 Uncommon EuroValues(R), 2001 Portfolio
At the Opening of Business on the
Initial Date of Deposit-January 19, 2001
Number Percentage Market Cost of
of Ticker Symbol and of Aggregate Value per Securities to
Shares Name of Issuer of Securities (1) Offering Price Share (2) the Trust (2)
_____ ____________________________________ __________ ______ _____________
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229 CGE FP Alcatel S.A. 10% $ 64.318 $ 14,729
596 CTM LN COLT Telecom Group Plc 10% 24.646 14,689
2,292 ENI IM ENI SpA 10% 6.413 14,698
4,407 HG/ LN Hilton Group Plc 10% 3.335 14,699
506 AHLN NA Koninklijke Ahold NV 10% 29.042 14,695
553 LOG LN Logica Plc 10% 26.564 14,690
1,814 NDA SS Nordea A.B. 10% 8.103 14,699
58 UG FP PSA Peugeot Citroen 10% 252.172 14,626
1,240 RB/ LN Reckitt Benckiser Plc 10% 11.851 14,695
102 SIE GY Siemens AG 10% 143.653 14,653
Total Investments 100% $146,873
(1) All Securities are represented by regular way contracts to purchase
such Securities which are backed by an irrevocable letter of credit
deposited with the Trustee. We entered into purchase contracts for the
Securities on January 19, 2001. The Trust has a mandatory termination
date of February 22, 2002.
(2) The cost of the Securities to the Trust represents the aggregate
underlying value with respect to the Securities acquired (generally
determined by the closing sale prices of the listed Securities on the
applicable exchange converted into U.S. dollars at the offer side of the
exchange rate at the Evaluation Time, on the business day preceding the
Initial Date of Deposit). The valuation of the Securities has been
determined by the Evaluator, an affiliate of ours. The cost of the
Securities to us and our loss (which is the difference between
the cost of the Securities to us and the cost of the Securities to the
Trust) are $149,426 and $2,553, respectively. Both the market value per
Share of the Securities and their cost to the Trust reflect prices at the
opening of business on the Initial Date of Deposit, prior to the time
Units could be purchased by investors. When you purchase Units, the
market value per share of the Securities underlying the Units and their
cost to the Trust will likely be different from those figures set forth
The FT Series
The FT Series Defined.
We, Nike Securities L.P. (the "Sponsor"), have created hundreds of
similar yet separate series of a unit investment trust which we have
named the FT Series. The series for which the prospectus relates, FT
484, consists of a single portfolio know as Lehman Brothers 10 Uncommon
EuroValues(R), 2001 Portfolio.
The Trust was created under the laws of the State of New York by a Trust
Agreement (the "Indenture") dated the Initial Date of Deposit. This
agreement, entered into among Nike Securities L.P., as Sponsor, The
Chase Manhattan Bank as Trustee and First Trust Advisors L.P. as
Portfolio Supervisor and Evaluator, governs the operation of the Trust.
YOU MAY GET MORE SPECIFIC DETAILS CONCERNING THE NATURE, STRUCTURE AND
RISKS OF THIS PRODUCT IN AN "INFORMATION SUPPLEMENT" BY CALLING THE
TRUSTEE AT 1-800-682-7520.
How We Created the Trust.
On the Initial Date of Deposit, we deposited a portfolio of common
stocks with the Trustee, and in turn, the Trustee delivered documents to
us representing our ownership of the Trust in the form of units ("Units").
After the Initial Date of Deposit, we may deposit additional Securities
in the Trust, or cash (including a letter of credit) with instructions
to buy more Securities, to create new Units for sale. If we create
additional Units, we will attempt, to the extent practicable, to
maintain the percentage relationship established among the Securities on
the Initial Date of Deposit (as set forth in "Schedule of Investments"),
and not the percentage relationship existing on the day we are creating
new Units, since the two may differ. This difference may be due to the
sale, redemption or liquidation of any of the Securities.
Since the prices of the Securities will fluctuate daily, the ratio of
Securities in the Trust, on a market value basis, will also change
daily. The portion of Securities represented by each Unit will not
change as a result of the deposit of additional Securities or cash in
the Trust. If we deposit cash, you and new investors may experience a
dilution of your investment. This is because prices of Securities will
fluctuate between the time of the cash deposit and the purchase of the
Securities, and because the Trust pays the associated brokerage fees. To
reduce this dilution, the Trust will try to buy the Securities as close
to the Evaluation Time and as close to the evaluation price as possible.
However, the time it takes the Trust to buy the Securities and their
variance in price from the evaluation price will generally be greater in
situations in which a large number of Units needs to be created in a
short period of time. In addition, because the Trust pays the brokerage
fees associated with the creation of new Units and with the sale of
Securities to meet redemption and exchange requests, frequent redemption
and exchange activity will likely result in higher brokerage expenses.
An affiliate of the Trustee may receive these brokerage fees or the
Trustee may retain and pay us (or our affiliate) to act as agent for the
Trust to buy Securities. If we or an affiliate of ours act as agent to
the Trust, we will be subject to the restrictions under the Investment
Company Act of 1940, as amended.
We cannot guarantee that the Trust will keep its present size and
composition for any length of time. Securities may periodically be sold
under certain circumstances, and the proceeds from these sales will be
used to meet Trust obligations or distributed to Unit holders, but will
not be reinvested. However, Securities will not be sold to take
advantage of market fluctuations or changes in anticipated rates of
appreciation or depreciation, or if they no longer meet the criteria by
which they were selected. You will not be able to dispose of or vote any
of the Securities in the Trust. As the holder of the Securities, the
Trustee will vote all of the Securities and will do so based on our
Neither we nor the Trustee will be liable for a failure in any of the
Securities. However, if a contract for the purchase of any of the
Securities initially deposited in the Trust fails, unless we can
purchase substitute Securities ("Replacement Securities") we will refund
to you that portion of the purchase price and sales charge resulting
from the failed contract on the next Income Distribution Date. Any
Replacement Security the Trust acquires will be identical to those from
the failed contract.
The objective of the Trust is to provide the potential for above average
capital appreciation by investing the Trust's portfolio in the common
stock of the 10 companies that comprise the "10 Uncommon EuroValues(R)"
portfolio for 2001.
The "10 Uncommon EuroValues(R)" is an annual compilation of 10 European
common stocks selected by the Investment Policy Committee of Lehman
Brothers Inc. ("Lehman Brothers") with the assistance of the Research
Department of Lehman Brothers. Lehman Brothers believes that its
intensive screening process has been a significant contributor to the
past success of its selection of the 10 Uncommon Values(R) portfolio in
the United States and believes this process has the potential to yield a
strong performance for the European companies selected for the 10
Uncommon EuroValues(R) as well.
The Trust follows an investment methodology developed by Lehman
Brothers. More than 100 Lehman Brothers' analysts, along with Lehman
Brothers' Investment Policy Committee select 10 European common stocks
from a universe of approximately 425 companies headquartered in Europe
that Lehman Brothers follows.
Lehman Brothers' equity analysts believe that these 10 stocks have the
fundamental, sector, and technical attributes that best position them to
outperform the FT/S&P World Actuaries Indices-Europe Index (the "FT/S&P
Europe Index") over the 12 months following the date of recommendation.
Fundamental Analysis. Each Lehman Brothers equity research analyst
appears before the Firm's Investment Policy Committee to present their
best ideas, from the universe of stocks they follow, for the next 12
months. The Investment Policy Committee analyzes each idea in terms of
the underlying fundamentals for the company and for the industry. After
this intensive screening process has been completed, the list of stocks
is reviewed again to determine which companies offer the best potential
to outperform the FT/S&P Europe Index in the 12 months following the
date of recommendation.
Sector Analysis. Lehman Brothers' Investment Policy Committee examines
the factors relating to the chosen sectors including where it is in the
economic cycle and its implications for the company's prospects.
Technical Analysis. Each selection's trading pattern is reviewed to
determine a technical snapshot. Historical and recent price movements
are also reviewed. Finally, the Lehman Brothers Investment Policy
Committee selects what it believes to be the 10 best European ideas for
the year-the 10 Uncommon EuroValues(R).
Lehman Brothers is a global investment bank with nearly 150 years of
experience in analyzing securities markets. Lehman Brothers' Equity
Research Department, dedicated to providing insightful analysis of
global stock markets and companies, is recognized for the quality and
timeliness of its investment recommendations. Over 180 Lehman Brothers
analysts provide in-depth coverage of more than 70 sectors and 1,500
companies globally, with teams located in London, New York, San Francisco,
Washington, D.C., Menlo Park, Sao Paulo, Tokyo, and Hong Kong.
The Trust is not sponsored or created by Lehman Brothers. Lehman
Brothers' only relationship to us is the licensing of certain trademarks
and trade names of Lehman Brothers and of the "10 Uncommon
EuroValues(R)" and the sale to us of research which is determined,
composed and calculated by Lehman Brothers without regard to us or the
Trust. Lehman Brothers may sell Units of the Trust in its capacity as
Placement Agent. Lehman Brothers also receives fees for brokerage
services provided to this Trust and other trusts sponsored by us. Lehman
Brothers, in its general securities business, acts as agent or principal
in connection with the purchase and sale of common stocks, including the
Securities in the Trust. In addition, Lehman Brothers may have acted as
underwriter, manager or co-manager of a public offering of the
Securities during the last three years.
There is, of course, no guarantee that the objective of the Trust will
be achieved. "FT/S&P Actuaries" is a joint trademark of Financial Times
Limited and Standard & Poor's. Neither the Financial Times Limited nor
Standard & Poor's are affiliated with the Sponsor and have not
participated in the creation of the Trust or the selection of the
Securities included therein. See "Risk Factors" for a discussion of the
risks of investing in the Trust.
Price Volatility. The Trust invests in common stocks of foreign
companies. The value of the Trust's Units will fluctuate with changes in
the value of these common stocks. Common stock prices fluctuate for
several reasons including changes in investors' perceptions of the
financial condition of an issuer or the general condition of the
relevant stock market, or when political or economic events affecting
the issuers occur. As a result of the increasing popularity of the
Lehman Brothers 10 Uncommon EuroValues(R) strategy, the purchase and
sale of Securities in conjunction with the creation or termination of
the Trust may amplify normal market fluctuations in the value of the
Securities, which may negatively impact the value of your Units. In
addition, common stock prices may be particularly sensitive to rising
interest rates, as the cost of capital rises and borrowing costs increase.
Because the Trust is not managed, the Trustee will not sell stocks in
response to or in anticipation of market fluctuations, as is common in
managed investments. As with any investment, we cannot guarantee that
the performance of the Trust will be positive over any period of time or
that you won't lose money. Units of the Trust are not deposits of any
bank and are not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance
Corporation or any other government agency.
Dividends. There is no guarantee that the issuers of the Securities will
declare dividends in the future or that if declared they will either
remain at current levels or increase over time.
Legislation/Litigation. From time to time, various legislative
initiatives are proposed in the United States and abroad which may have
a negative impact on certain companies represented in the Trust. In
addition, litigation regarding any of the issuers of the Securities or
of the industries represented by these issuers, may negatively impact
the share prices of these Securities. We cannot predict what impact any
pending or proposed legislation or pending or threatened litigation will
have on the share prices of the Securities.
Foreign Stocks. All of the Securities in the Trust are issued by foreign
companies, which makes the Trust subject to more risks than if it
invested solely in domestic common stocks. Risks of foreign common
stocks include higher brokerage costs; different accounting standards;
expropriation, nationalization or other adverse political or economic
developments; currency devaluations, blockages or transfer restrictions;
restrictions on foreign investments and exchange of securities;
inadequate financial information; lack of liquidity of certain foreign
markets; and less government supervision and regulation of exchanges,
brokers and issuers in foreign countries.
The purchase and sale of the Securities will generally occur only in
foreign securities markets. Although we do not believe that the Trust
will have problems buying and selling these Securities, certain of the
factors stated above may make it impossible to buy or sell them in a
timely manner. Custody of certain of the Securities is maintained by
Clearstream International, a global custody and clearing institution
which has entered into a sub-custodian relationship with the Trustee.
Euro Conversion. A majority of European Union ("EU") members converted
their currencies to the new common European currency, the euro, on
January 1, 1999. All companies with significant markets or operations in
Europe face strategic challenges as these entities adapt to a single
currency. The euro conversion may materially impact revenues, expenses
or income; increase competition; affect issuers' currency exchange rate
risk and derivatives exposure; cause issuers to increase spending on
information technology updates; and result in potentially adverse tax
consequences. We cannot predict what impact the implementation of the
euro throughout a majority of EU countries will have on European issuers.
Exchange Rates. Because securities of foreign issuers generally pay
dividends and trade in foreign currencies, the U.S. dollar value of
these Securities (and therefore Units of the Trust) will vary with
fluctuations in foreign exchange rates. Most foreign currencies have
fluctuated widely in value against the U.S. dollar for various economic
and political reasons. From its inception on January 1, 1999 through
January 17, 2001, the value of the euro has declined by approximately
20.00% as compared to the U.S. dollar.
To determine the value of foreign Securities or their dividends, the
Evaluator will estimate current exchange rates for the relevant
currencies based on activity in the various currency exchange markets.
However, these markets can be quite volatile, depending on the activity
of the large international commercial banks, various central banks,
large multi-national corporations, speculators and other buyers and
sellers of foreign currencies. Since actual foreign currency
transactions may not be instantly reported, the exchange rates estimated
by the Evaluator may not reflect the amount the Trust would receive, in
U.S. dollars, had the Trustee sold any particular currency in the market.
Portfolio Securities Descriptions
Alcatel S.A., headquartered in Paris, France, develops, produces and
distributes telecommunications equipment and cables and offers
telecommunications services. The company manufactures and markets mobile
telephones, microwave radio systems, switching equipment and underwater
networks, printed circuit boards, inductive components, converters and
optronics and solutions for utilities, cable television operators and
COLT Telecom Group Plc, headquartered in London, England, provides
bandwidth data, Internet and telecommunications services throughout
Germany, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
The company's primary customers include various large businesses,
government end users and telecommunications carriers.
ENI SpA, headquartered in Rome, Italy, is a fully integrated oil and gas
company with operations worldwide. The company explores for,
distributes, refines and markets petroleum products. The company also
provides offshore oil and gas pipelaying services.
Hilton Group Plc, headquartered in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, has
diversified interests in betting ventures and hotel operations. The
company owns Hilton International, which operates over 200 hotels in 50
countries and approximately 68 "LivingWell" health clubs. Through
Ladbroke Betting and Gaming, the company operates casinos and betting
shops in the United Kingdom, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Egypt, Ireland,
Peru, Puerto Rico and the United States.
Koninklijke Ahold NV, headquartered in Zaandam, the Netherlands, is an
international food provider that retails food in the United States,
Asia, Europe and Latin America. The company operates over 7,000 stores
including the Giant, Tops and Stop & Shop chains in the United States
and the Albert Heijn supermarkets in the Netherlands. The company co-
owns Bompreco food retailer in Brazil and also operates 80 Tops
supermarkets in Thailand.
Logica Plc, headquartered in London, England, is a computer software and
service company. Through its subsidiaries, the company designs,
produces, markets, integrates, supplies and maintains custom-built
software and hardware systems. The company also offers consulting and
project management services in the information technology markets. The
company supplies its services to the financial, government,
transportation and utilities markets.
Nordea A.B., headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, is the holding company
for the MeritaNordbanken Group. The company develops and markets a broad
range of financial products and services for private individuals,
companies, institutions and the public sector. The company services the
Scandinavian countries as well as the Baltic Sea region.
PSA Peugeot Citroen, headquartered in Paris, France, manufactures
automobiles and light commercial vehicles under the Puegeot and Citroen
names. The company, through subsidiaries, also manufactures automobile
components, wheeled light-armored vehicles, and components for the
aerospace and military sectors.
Reckitt Benckiser Plc, headquartered in Slough, Berkshire, England,
manufactures and distributes a wide range of household, toiletry,
pharmaceutical and food products in the United Kingdom, Africa, Asia,
Australia, Europe, Latin America and North America. Brands include
"Airwick," "Cattlemen's," "Easy Off," "Frank's," "French's," "Glass
Plus," "Pine O-Cleen," "Spray `n Wash," "Vanish," "Wizard," and "Woolite."
Siemens AG, headquartered in Munich, Germany, is a worldwide
manufacturer of a wide range of industrial and consumer products. The
company builds locomotives, traffic control systems, and automotive
electronics and engineers electrical power plants. The company also
provides public and private communications networks, computers, building
control systems, medical equipment, household appliances and electrical
We have obtained the foregoing descriptions from sources we deem
reliable. We have not independently verified the provided information
either in terms of accuracy or completeness.
The Public Offering Price.
You may buy Units at the Public Offering Price, the price per Unit of
which is comprised of the following:
- The aggregate underlying value of the Securities;
- The amount of any cash in the Income and Capital Accounts;
- Dividends receivable on Securities; and
- The maximum sales charge.
The price you pay for your Units will differ from the amount stated
under "Summary of Essential Information" due to various factors,
including fluctuations in the prices of the Securities, changes in the
relevant currency exchange rates, changes in the applicable commissions,
stamp taxes, custodial fees and other costs associated with foreign
trading, and changes in the value of the Income and/or Capital Accounts.
Although you are not required to pay for your Units until three business
days following your order (the "date of settlement"), you may pay before
then. You will become the owner of Units ("Record Owner") on the date of
settlement if payment has been received. If you pay for your Units
before the date of settlement, we may use your payment during this time
and it may be considered a benefit to us, subject to the limitations of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Organization Costs. Securities purchased with the portion of the Public
Offering Price intended to be used to reimburse the Sponsor for the
Trust's organization costs (including costs of preparing the
registration statement, the Indenture and other closing documents,
registering Units with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC")
and states, the initial audit of the Trust portfolio, legal fees and the
initial fees and expenses of the Trustee) will be purchased in the same
proportionate relationship as all the Securities contained in the Trust.
Securities will be sold to reimburse the Sponsor for the Trust's
organization costs at the earlier of six months after the Initial Date
of Deposit or the end of the initial offering period (a significantly
shorter time period than the life of the Trust). During the period
ending with the earlier of six months after the Initial Date of Deposit
or the end of the initial offering period, there may be a decrease in
the value of the Securities. To the extent the proceeds from the sale of
these Securities are insufficient to repay the Sponsor for Trust
organization costs, the Trustee will sell additional Securities to allow
the Trust to fully reimburse the Sponsor. In that event, the net asset
value per Unit of the Trust will be reduced by the amount of additional
Securities sold. Although the dollar amount of the reimbursement due to
the Sponsor will remain fixed and will never exceed the per Unit amount
set forth for the Trust in "Statement of Net Assets," this will result
in a greater effective cost per Unit to Unit holders for the
reimbursement to the Sponsor. To the extent actual organization costs
are less than the estimated amount, only the actual organization costs
will be deducted from the assets of the Trust. When Securities are sold
to reimburse the Sponsor for organization costs, the Trustee will sell
Securities, to the extent practicable, which will maintain the same
proportionate relationship among the Securities contained in the Trust
as existed prior to such sale.
The minimum amount you can purchase of the Trust is 1,000 Units (500
Units if you are purchasing Units for your Individual Retirement Account
or any other qualified retirement plan).
The maximum sales charge, which you will pay at the time of purchase, is
equal to 2.00% of the Public Offering Price (equivalent to 2.041% of the
net amount invested).
Discounts for Certain Persons.
If you invest at least $1,000,000, the maximum sales charge is reduced
to 1.25% of the Public Offering Price.
The reduced sales charge for quantity purchases will apply only to
purchases made by the same person on any one day from any one dealer. We
will also consider Units you purchase in the name of your spouse or
child under 21 years of age to be purchases by you. The reduced sales
charges will also apply to a trustee or other fiduciary purchasing Units
for a single trust estate or single fiduciary account. You must inform
your dealer of any combined purchases before the sale in order to be
eligible for the reduced sales charge. Any reduced sales charge is the
responsibility of the party making the sale.
If you purchase Units with rollover proceeds from a previous series of
the Trust, your maximum sales charge on Units purchased with these
proceeds will be 1.5% of the Public Offering Price (1.25% for rollovers
of $1,000,000 or more).
The following persons may purchase Units at the Public Offering Price
less the applicable dealer concession:
- Employees, officers and directors of the Sponsor, our related
companies, dealers and their affiliates, and vendors providing services
- Immediate family members of the above (spouses, children,
grandchildren, parents, grandparents, siblings, mothers-in-law, fathers-
in-law, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-
law, and trustees, custodians or fiduciaries for the benefit of such
The Value of the Securities.
The Evaluator will determine the aggregate underlying value of the
Securities in the Trust as of the Evaluation Time on each business day
and will adjust the Public Offering Price of the Units according to this
valuation. This Public Offering Price will be effective for all orders
received before the Evaluation Time on each such day. If we or the
Trustee receive orders for purchases, sales or redemptions after that
time, or on a day which is not a business day, they will be held until
the next determination of price. The term "business day" as used in this
Prospectus will exclude Saturdays, Sundays and certain national holidays
on which the NYSE is closed.
The aggregate underlying value of the Securities will be determined as
follows: if the Securities are listed on a securities exchange or The
Nasdaq Stock Market, their value is generally based on the closing sale
prices on that exchange or system (unless it is determined that these
prices are not appropriate as a basis for valuation). However, if there
is no closing sale price on that exchange or system, they are valued
based on the closing ask prices. If the Securities are not so listed,
or, if so listed and the principal market for them is other than on that
exchange or system, their value will generally be based on the current
ask prices on the over-the-counter market (unless it is determined that
these prices are not appropriate as a basis for valuation). If current
ask prices are unavailable, the valuation is generally determined:
a) On the basis of current ask prices for comparable securities;
b) By appraising the value of the Securities on the ask side of the
c) By any combination of the above.
After the initial offering period is over, the aggregate underlying
value of the Securities will be determined as set forth above, except
that bid prices are used instead of ask prices when necessary.
The aggregate underlying value of the Securities during the initial
offering period is computed on the basis of the offering side value of
the relevant currency exchange rate expressed in U.S. dollars as of the
Evaluation Time. After the initial offering period is over, this value
will be computed on the basis of the bid side value of the relevant currency
exchange rate expressed in U.S. dollars as of the Evaluation Time.
Distribution of Units
We intend to qualify Units of the Trust for sale in a number of states.
All Units will be sold at the then current Public Offering Price.
Dealers and other selling agents can purchase Units at prices which
represent a concession or agency commission of 1.5% of the Public
Offering Price per Unit (.90% on purchases of $1,000,000 or more).
However, this amount is reduced to 1.15% on purchases by Rollover Unit
holders (.90% on rollover purchases of $1,000,000 or more).
We reserve the right to change the amount of concessions or agency
commissions from time to time. Certain commercial banks may be making
Units of the Trust available to their customers on an agency basis. A
portion of the sales charge paid by these customers is kept by or given
to the banks in the amounts shown above.
From time to time we may sponsor programs which provide awards to a
dealer's registered representatives who have sold a minimum number of
Units during a specified time period. We may also pay fees to qualifying
dealers for services or activities which are meant to result in sales of
Units of the Trust. In addition, we will pay to dealers who sponsor
sales contests or recognition programs that conform to our criteria, or
participate in our sales programs, amounts equal to no more than the
total applicable sales charge on Units sold by such persons during such
programs. We make these payments out of our own assets and not out of
Trust assets. These programs will not change the price you pay for your
From time to time we may compare the estimated returns of the Trust
(which may show performance net of the expenses and charges the Trust
would have incurred) and returns over specified periods of other similar
trusts we sponsor in our advertising and sales materials, with (1)
returns on other taxable investments such as the common stocks
comprising various market indexes, corporate or U.S. Government bonds,
bank CDs and money market accounts or funds, (2) performance data from
Morningstar Publications, Inc. or (3) information from publications such
as Money, The New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, BusinessWeek,
Forbes or Fortune. The investment characteristics of the Trust differ
from other comparative investments. You should not assume that these
performance comparisons will be representative of the Trust's future
The Sponsor's Profits
We will receive a gross sales commission equal to the maximum sales
charge per Unit of the Trust less any reduced sales charge as stated in
"Public Offering." Also, any difference between our cost to purchase the
Securities and the price at which we sell them to the Trust is
considered a profit or loss (see Note 2 of "Schedule of Investments").
During the initial offering period, dealers and others may also realize
profits or sustain losses as a result of fluctuations in the Public
Offering Price they receive when they sell the Units.
In maintaining a market for Units, any difference between the price at
which we purchase Units and the price at which we sell or redeem them
will be a profit or loss to us.
The Secondary Market
Although not obligated, we intend to maintain a market for the Units
after the initial offering period and continuously offer to purchase
Units at prices based on the Redemption Price per Unit.
We will pay all expenses to maintain a secondary market, except the
Evaluator fees and Trustee costs to transfer and record the ownership of
Units. We may discontinue purchases of Units at any time. IF YOU WISH TO
DISPOSE OF YOUR UNITS, YOU SHOULD ASK US FOR THE CURRENT MARKET PRICES
BEFORE MAKING A TENDER FOR REDEMPTION TO THE TRUSTEE.
How We Purchase Units
The Trustee will notify us of any tender of Units for redemption. If our
bid is equal to or greater than the Redemption Price per Unit, we may
purchase the Units. You will receive your proceeds from the sale no
later than if they were redeemed by the Trustee. We may tender Units we
hold to the Trustee for redemption as any other Units. If we elect not
to purchase Units, the Trustee may sell tendered Units in the over-the-
counter market, if any. However, the amount you will receive is the same
as you would have received on redemption of the Units.
Expenses and Charges
The estimated annual expenses of the Trust are listed under "Fee Table."
If actual expenses exceed the estimate, the Trust will bear the excess.
The Trustee will pay operating expenses of the Trust from the Income
Account if funds are available, and then from the Capital Account. The
Income and Capital Accounts are noninterest-bearing to Unit holders, so
the Trustee may earn interest on these funds, thus benefiting from their
As Sponsor, we will be compensated for providing bookkeeping and other
administrative services to the Trust, and will receive brokerage fees
when the Trust uses us (or an affiliate of ours) as agent in buying or
selling Securities. First Trust Advisors L.P., an affiliate of ours,
acts as both Portfolio Supervisor and Evaluator to the Trust and will
receive the fees set forth under "Fee Table" for providing portfolio
supervisory and evaluation services to the Trust. In providing portfolio
supervisory services, the Portfolio Supervisor will purchase research
services from a number of sources, which may include Lehman Brothers
Inc. or other dealers of the Trust.
The fees payable to us, First Trust Advisors L.P. and the Trustee are
based on the largest aggregate number of Units of the Trust outstanding
at any time during the calendar year, except during the initial offering
period, in which case these fees are calculated based on the largest
number of Units outstanding during the period for which compensation is
paid. These fees may be adjusted for inflation without Unit holders'
approval, but in no case will the annual fees paid to us or our
affiliates for providing a given service to all unit investment trusts
for which we provide such services be more than the actual cost of
providing such service in such year.
In addition to the Trust's operating expenses, and the fees described
above, the Trust may also incur the following charges:
- All legal expenses of the Trustee according to its responsibilities
under the Indenture;
- The expenses and costs incurred by the Trustee to protect the Trust
and your rights and interests;
- Fees for any extraordinary services the Trustee performed under the
- Payment for any loss, liability or expense the Trustee incurred
without negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct on its part, in
connection with its acceptance or administration of the Trust;
- Payment for any loss, liability or expenses we incurred without
negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct in acting as Depositor of
- Foreign custodial and transaction fees, if any; and/or
- All taxes and other government charges imposed upon the Securities or
any part of the Trust.
The above expenses and the Trustee's annual fee are secured by a lien on
the Trust. Since the Securities are all common stocks and dividend
income is unpredictable, we cannot guarantee that dividends will be
sufficient to meet any or all expenses of the Trust. If there is not
enough cash in the Income or Capital Account, the Trustee has the power
to sell Securities to make cash available to pay these charges which may
result in capital gains or losses to you. See "Tax Status."
This section summarizes some of the main U.S. federal income tax
consequences of owning Units of the Trust. This section is current as of
the date of this prospectus. Tax laws and interpretations change
frequently, and these summaries do not describe all of the tax
consequences to all taxpayers. For example, these summaries generally do
not describe your situation if you are a non-U.S. person, a
broker/dealer, or other investor with special circumstances. In
addition, this section does not describe your state or foreign taxes. As
with any investment, you should consult your own tax professional about
your particular consequences.
The Trust will not be taxed as a corporation for federal income tax
purposes. As a Unit owner, you will be treated as the owner of a pro
rata portion of the Securities and other assets held by the Trust, and
as such you will be considered to have received a pro rata share of
income (i.e., dividends and capital gains, if any) from each Security
when such income is considered to be received by the Trust. This is true
even if you elect to have your distributions automatically reinvested
into additional Units.
Your Tax Basis and Income or Loss upon Disposition.
If your Trust disposes of Securities, you will generally recognize gain
or loss. If you dispose of your Units or redeem your Units for cash, you
will also generally recognize gain or loss. To determine the amount of
this gain or loss, you must subtract your tax basis in the related
Securities from your share of the total amount received in the
transaction. You can generally determine your initial tax basis in each
Security or other Trust asset by apportioning the cost of your Units
among each Security or other Trust asset ratably according to their
value on the date you purchase your Units. In certain circumstances,
however, you may have to adjust your tax basis after you purchase your
Units (for example, in the case of certain dividends that exceed a
corporation's accumulated earnings and profits).
If you are an individual, the maximum marginal federal tax rate for net
capital gain is generally 20% (10% for certain taxpayers in the lowest
tax bracket). Net capital gain equals net long-term capital gain minus
net short-term capital loss for the taxable year. Capital gain or loss
is long-term if the holding period for the asset is more than one year
and is short-term if the holding period for the asset is one year or
less. You must exclude the date you purchase your Units to determine the
holding period of your Units. The tax rates for capital gains realized
from assets held for one year or less are generally the same as for
ordinary income. The tax code may, however, treat certain capital gains
as ordinary income in special situations.
If you elect to have your proceeds from the Trust rolled over into the
next series of the Trust, it is considered a sale for federal income tax
purposes, and any gain on the sale will be treated as a capital gain,
and any loss will be treated as a capital loss. However, any loss you
incur in connection with the exchange of your Units of the Trust for
units of the next series will generally be disallowed with respect to
this deemed sale and subsequent deemed repurchase, to the extent the two
trusts have identical Securities under the wash sale provisions of the
Internal Revenue Code.
Limitations on the Deductibility of Trust Expenses.
Generally, for federal income tax purposes, you must take into account
your full pro rata share of the Trust's income, even if some of that
income is used to pay Trust expenses. You may deduct your pro rata share
of each expense paid by the Trust to the same extent as if you directly
paid the expense. You may, however, be required to treat some or all of
the expenses of the Trust as miscellaneous itemized deductions.
Individuals may only deduct certain miscellaneous itemized deductions to
the extent they exceed 2% of adjusted gross income.
Foreign, State and Local Taxes.
Distributions by the Trust that are derived from dividends of Securities
of a foreign corporation and that are not effectively connected to your
conduct of a trade or business with the United States will generally not
be subject to U.S. income taxation and withholding in the case of Units
held by non-resident alien individuals, foreign corporations or other
non-U.S. persons, provided that less than 25% of the gross income of the
foreign corporation over the three-year period ending with the close of
the taxable year preceding payment was effectively connected to the
conduct of a trade or business within the United States.
Some distributions by the Trust may be subject to foreign withholding
taxes. Any dividends withheld will nevertheless be treated as income to
you. However, because you are deemed to have paid directly your share of
foreign taxes that have been paid or accrued by the Trust, you may be
entitled to a foreign tax credit or deduction for U.S. tax purposes with
respect to such taxes.
Under the existing income tax laws of the State and City of New York,
the Trust will not be taxed as a corporation, and the income of the
Trust will be treated as the income of the Unit holders in the same
manner as for federal income tax purposes.
You may purchase Units of the Trust for:
- Individual Retirement Accounts;
- Keogh Plans;
- Pension funds; and
- Other tax-deferred retirement plans.
Generally, the federal income tax on capital gains and income received
in each of the above plans is deferred until you receive distributions.
These distributions are generally treated as ordinary income but may, in
some cases, be eligible for special averaging or tax-deferred rollover
treatment. Before participating in a plan like this, you should review
the tax laws regarding these plans and consult your attorney or tax
advisor. Brokerage firms and other financial institutions offer these
plans with varying fees and charges.
Rights of Unit Holders
The Trustee will treat as Record Owner of Units persons registered as
such on its books. It is your responsibility to notify the Trustee when
you become Record Owner, but normally your broker/dealer provides this
notice. You may elect to hold your Units in either certificated or
Certificated Units. When you purchase your Units you can request that
they be evidenced by certificates, which will be delivered shortly after
your order. Certificates will be issued in fully registered form,
transferable only on the books of the Trustee in denominations of one
Unit or any multiple thereof. You can transfer or redeem your
certificated Units by endorsing and surrendering the certificate to the
Trustee, along with a written instrument of transfer. You must sign your
name exactly as it appears on the face of the certificate with your
signature guaranteed by an eligible institution. In certain cases the
Trustee may require additional documentation before they will transfer
or redeem your Units.
You may be required to pay a nominal fee to the Trustee for each
certificate reissued or transferred, and to pay any government charge
that may be imposed for each transfer or exchange. If a certificate gets
lost, stolen or destroyed, you may be required to furnish indemnity to
the Trustee to receive replacement certificates. You must surrender
mutilated certificates to the Trustee for replacement.
Uncertificated Units. You may also choose to hold your Units in
uncertificated form. If you choose this option, the Trustee will
establish an account for you and credit your account with the number of
Units you purchase. Within two business days of the issuance or transfer
of Units held in uncertificated form, the Trustee will send you:
- A written initial transaction statement containing a description of
- The number of Units issued or transferred;
- Your name, address and Taxpayer Identification Number ("TIN");
- A notation of any liens or restrictions of the issuer and any adverse
- The date the transfer was registered.
Uncertificated Units may be transferred the same way as certificated
Units, except that no certificate needs to be presented to the Trustee.
Also, no certificate will be issued when the transfer takes place unless
you request it. You may at any time request that the Trustee issue
certificates for your Units.
Unit Holder Reports.
In connection with each distribution, the Trustee will provide you with
a statement detailing the per Unit amount of income (if any)
distributed. After the end of each calendar year, the Trustee will
- A summary of transactions in the Trust for the year;
- Any Securities sold during the year and the Securities held at the
end of that year by the Trust;
- The Redemption Price per Unit, computed on the 31st day of December
of such year (or the last business day before); and
- Amounts of income and capital distributed during the year.
You may request from the Trustee copies of the evaluations of the
Securities as prepared by the Evaluator to enable you to comply with
federal and state tax reporting requirements.
Income and Capital Distributions
You will begin receiving distributions on your Units only after you
become a Record Owner. The Trustee will credit dividends received on the
Trust's Securities to the Income Account. All other receipts, such as
return of capital, are credited to the Capital Account. Dividends
received on the Securities are converted into U.S. dollars at the
applicable exchange rate.
The Trustee will distribute any net income in the Income Account on or
near the Income Distribution Dates to Unit holders of record on the
preceding Income Distribution Record Date. See "Summary of Essential
Information." No income distribution will be paid if accrued expenses of
the Trust exceed amounts in the Income Account on the Income
Distribution Dates. Distribution amounts will vary with changes in the
Trust's fees and expenses, in dividends received and with the sale of
Securities. The Trustee will distribute amounts in the Capital Account,
net of amounts designated to meet redemptions or pay expenses, on the
last day of each month to Unit holders of record on the fifteenth day of
each month provided the amount equals at least $1.00 per 100 Units. If
the Trustee does not have your TIN it is required to withhold a certain
percentage of your distribution and deliver such amount to the Internal
Revenue Service ("IRS"). You may recover this amount by giving your TIN
to the Trustee, or when you file a tax return. However, you should check
your statements to make sure the Trustee has your TIN to avoid this
Within a reasonable time after the Trust is terminated, unless you are a
Rollover Unit holder, you will receive a pro rata share of the money
from the sale of the Securities. All Unit holders will receive a pro
rata share of any other assets remaining in the Trust, after deducting
any unpaid expenses.
The Trustee may establish reserves (the "Reserve Account") within the
Trust to cover anticipated state and local taxes or any governmental
charges to be paid out of the Trust.
Distribution Reinvestment Option. You may elect to have each
distribution of income and/or capital reinvested into additional Units
of the Trust by notifying the Trustee at least 10 days before any Record
Date. Each later distribution of income and/or capital on your Units
will be reinvested by the Trustee into additional Units of the Trust.
You will not have to pay any sales charge on any Units acquired pursuant
to this distribution reinvestment option. This option may not be
available in all states. PLEASE NOTE THAT EVEN IF YOU REINVEST
DISTRIBUTIONS, THEY ARE STILL CONSIDERED DISTRIBUTIONS FOR INCOME TAX
Redeeming Your Units
You may redeem all or a portion of your Units at any time by sending the
certificates representing the Units you want to redeem to the Trustee at
its unit investment trust office. If your Units are uncertificated, you
need only deliver a request for redemption to the Trustee. In either
case, the certificates or the redemption request must be properly
endorsed with proper instruments of transfer and signature guarantees as
explained in "Rights of Unit Holders-Unit Ownership" (or by providing
satisfactory indemnity if the certificates were lost, stolen, or
destroyed). No redemption fee will be charged, but you are responsible
for any governmental charges that apply. Three business days after the
day you tender your Units (the "Date of Tender") you will receive cash
in an amount for each Unit equal to the Redemption Price per Unit
calculated at the Evaluation Time on the Date of Tender.
The Date of Tender is considered to be the date on which the Trustee
receives your certificates or redemption request (if such day is a day
the NYSE is open for trading). However, if your certificates or
redemption request are received after 4:00 p.m. Eastern time (or after
any earlier closing time on a day on which the NYSE is scheduled in
advance to close at such earlier time), the Date of Tender is the next
day the NYSE is open for trading.
Any amounts paid on redemption representing income will be withdrawn
from the Income Account if funds are available for that purpose, or from
the Capital Account. All other amounts paid on redemption will be taken
from the Capital Account. The IRS will require the Trustee to withhold a
portion of your redemption proceeds if the Trustee does not have your
TIN, as generally discussed under "Income and Capital Distributions."
The Trustee may sell Securities to make funds available for redemption.
If Securities are sold, the size and diversification of the Trust will
be reduced. These sales may result in lower prices than if the
Securities were sold at a different time.
Your right to redeem Units (and therefore, your right to receive
payment) may be delayed:
- If the NYSE is closed (other than customary weekend and holiday
- If the SEC determines that trading on the NYSE is restricted or that
an emergency exists making sale or evaluation of the Securities not
reasonably practical; or
- For any other period permitted by SEC order.
The Trustee is not liable to any person for any loss or damage which may
result from such a suspension or postponement.
The Redemption Price.
The Redemption Price per Unit is determined by the Trustee by:
1. cash in the Income and Capital Accounts not designated to purchase
2. the aggregate underlying value of the Securities held in the Trust; and
3. dividends receivable on the Securities trading ex-dividend as of the
date of computation; and
1. any applicable taxes or governmental charges that need to be paid out
of the Trust;
2. any amounts owed to the Trustee for its advances;
3. estimated accrued expenses of the Trust, if any;
4. cash held for distribution to Unit holders of record of the Trust as
of the business day before the evaluation being made;
5. liquidation costs for foreign Securities; and
6. other liabilities incurred by the Trust; and
1. the result by the number of outstanding Units of the Trust.
Until the earlier of six months after the Initial Date of Deposit or the
end of the initial offering period, the Redemption Price per Unit will
include estimated organization costs as set forth under "Fee Table."
Investing in a New Trust
The Trust's portfolio has been selected on the basis of capital
appreciation potential for a limited time period. When the Trust is
about to terminate, you may have the option to roll your proceeds into
the next series of the Trust (the "New Trust") if one is available. We
intend to create the New Trust in conjunction with the termination of
the Trust and plan to use the same procedure we used to select the
portfolio for the Trust to the New Trust.
If you wish to have the proceeds from your Units rolled into the New
Trust you must notify the Trustee in writing of your election by the
Rollover Notification Date stated in the "Summary of Essential
Information." As a Rollover Unit holder, your Units will be redeemed and
the underlying Securities sold by the Trustee, in its capacity as
Distribution Agent, during the Special Redemption and Liquidation
Period. The Distribution Agent may engage us or other brokers as its
agent to sell the Securities.
Once all of the Securities are sold, your proceeds, less any brokerage
fees, governmental charges or other expenses involved in the sales, will
be used to buy units of the New Trust or trust with a similar investment
strategy that you have selected, provided such trusts are registered and
being offered. Accordingly, proceeds may be uninvested for up to several
days. Units purchased with rollover proceeds will generally be purchased
subject only to a reduced sales charge on such units (currently expected
to be 1.5% of the Public Offering Price per unit).
We intend to create New Trust units as quickly as possible, depending on
the availability of the Securities contained in the New Trust's
portfolio. Rollover Unit holders will be given first priority to
purchase New Trust units. We cannot, however, assure the exact timing of
the creation of New Trust units or the total number of New Trust units
we will create. Any proceeds not invested on behalf of Rollover Unit
holders in New Trust units will be distributed within a reasonable time
after such occurrence. Although we believe that enough New Trust units
can be created, monies in the New Trust may not be fully invested on the
next business day.
Please note that there are certain tax consequences associated with
becoming a Rollover Unit holder. See "Tax Status." If you elect not to
participate as a Rollover Unit holder ("Remaining Unit holders"), you
will not incur capital gains or losses due to the Special Redemption and
Liquidation, nor will you be charged any additional sales charge. We may
modify, amend or terminate this rollover option upon 60 days notice.
Removing Securities from the Trust
The portfolio of the Trust is not managed. However, we may, but are not
required to, direct the Trustee to dispose of a Security in certain
limited circumstances, including situations in which:
- The issuer of the Security defaults in the payment of a declared
- Any action or proceeding prevents the payment of dividends;
- There is any legal question or impediment affecting the Security;
- The issuer of the Security has breached a covenant which would affect
the payment of dividends, the issuer's credit standing, or otherwise
damage the sound investment character of the Security;
- The issuer has defaulted on the payment of any other of its
- There has been a public tender offer made for a Security or a merger
or acquisition is announced affecting a Security, and that in our
opinion the sale or tender of the Security is in the best interest of
Unit holders; or
- The price of the Security has declined to such an extent, or such
other credit factors exist, that in our opinion keeping the Security
would be harmful to the Trust.
Except in the limited instance in which the Trust acquires Replacement
Securities, as described in "The FT Series," the Trust may not acquire
any securities or other property other than the Securities. The Trustee,
on behalf of the Trust, will reject any offer for new or exchanged
securities or property in exchange for a Security, such as those
acquired in a merger or other transaction. If such exchanged securities
or property are nevertheless acquired by the Trust, at our instruction,
they will either be sold or held in the Trust. In making the
determination as to whether to sell or hold the exchanged securities or
property we may get advice from the Portfolio Supervisor. Any proceeds
received from the sale of Securities, exchanged securities or property
will be credited to the Capital Account for distribution to Unit holders
or to meet redemption requests. The Trustee may retain and pay us or an
affiliate of ours to act as agent for the Trust to facilitate selling
Securities, exchanged securities or property from the Trust. If we or
our affiliate act in this capacity, we will be held subject to the
restrictions under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.
The Trustee may sell Securities designated by us, or, absent our
direction, at its own discretion, in order to meet redemption requests
or pay expenses. In designating Securities to be sold, we will try to
maintain the proportionate relationship among the Securities. If this is
not possible, the composition and diversification of the Trust may be
changed. To get the best price for the Trust we may specify minimum
amounts (generally 100 shares) in which blocks of Securities are to be
sold. We may consider sales of units of trusts we sponsor when we make
recommendations to the Trustee as to which broker/dealers they select to
execute the Trust's portfolio transactions, or when acting as agent for
the Trust in acquiring or selling Securities on behalf of the Trust.
Amending or Terminating the Indenture
Amendments. The Indenture may be amended by us and the Trustee without
- To cure ambiguities;
- To correct or supplement any defective or inconsistent provision;
- To make any amendment required by any governmental agency; or
- To make other changes determined not to be materially adverse to your
best interests (as determined by us and the Trustee).
Termination. As provided by the Indenture, the Trust will terminate on
the Mandatory Termination Date as stated in the "Summary of Essential
Information." The Trust may be terminated prior to the Mandatory
- Upon the consent of 100% of the Unit holders;
- If the value of the Securities owned by the Trust as shown by any
evaluation is less than the lower of $2,000,000 or 20% of the total
value of Securities deposited in the Trust during the initial offering
period ("Discretionary Liquidation Amount"); or
- In the event that Units of the Trust not yet sold aggregating more
than 60% of the Units of such Trust are tendered for redemption by
underwriters, including the Sponsor.
Prior to termination the Trustee will send written notice to all Unit
holders which will specify how you should tender your certificates, if
any, to the Trustee. If the Trust is terminated due to this last reason,
we will refund your entire sales charge; however, we will not refund any
sales charge if the Trust is terminated before the Mandatory Termination
Date for any other stated reason. For various reasons, including Unit
holders' participation as Rollover Unit holders, the Trust may be
reduced below the Discretionary Liquidation Amount and could therefore
be terminated before the Mandatory Termination Date.
Unless terminated earlier, the Trustee will begin to sell Securities in
connection with the termination of the Trust during the period beginning
nine business days prior to, and no later than, the Mandatory
Termination Date. We will determine the manner and timing of the sale of
Securities. Because the Trustee must sell the Securities within a
relatively short period of time, the sale of Securities as part of the
termination process may result in a lower sales price than might
otherwise be realized if such sale were not required at this time.
The Trustee will send you written notice prior to termination of the
Trust describing how you should tender your Units. If you do not elect
to participate in the Rollover Option, you will receive a cash
distribution from the sale of the remaining Securities, along with your
interest in the Income and Capital Accounts, within a reasonable time
after the Trust is terminated. Regardless of the distribution involved,
the Trustee will deduct from the Trust any accrued costs, expenses,
advances or indemnities provided for by the Indenture, including
estimated compensation of the Trustee and costs of liquidation and any
amounts required as a reserve to pay any taxes or other governmental
Information on the Sponsor, Trustee and Evaluator
We, Nike Securities L.P., specialize in the underwriting, trading and
wholesale distribution of unit investment trusts under the "First Trust"
brand name and other securities. An Illinois limited partnership formed
in 1991, we act as Sponsor for successive series of:
- The First Trust Combined Series
- FT Series (formerly known as The First Trust Special Situations Trust)
- The First Trust Insured Corporate Trust
- The First Trust of Insured Municipal Bonds
- The First Trust GNMA
First Trust introduced the first insured unit investment trust in 1974.
To date we have deposited more than $27 billion in First Trust unit
investment trusts. Our employees include a team of professionals with
many years of experience in the unit investment trust industry.
We are a member of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc.
and Securities Investor Protection Corporation. Our principal offices
are at 1001 Warrenville Road, Lisle, Illinois 60532; telephone number
(630) 241-4141. As of December 31, 1999, the total partners' capital of
Nike Securities L.P. was $19,881,035 (audited).
This information refers only to us and not to the Trust or to any series
of the Trust or to any other dealer. We are including this information
only to inform you of our financial responsibility and our ability to
carry out our contractual obligations. We will provide more detailed
financial information on request.
Code of Ethics. The Sponsor and the Trust have adopted a code of ethics
requiring the Sponsor's employees who have access to information on
Trust transactions to report personal securities transactions. The
purpose of the code is to avoid potential conflicts of interest and to
prevent fraud, deception or misconduct with respect to the Trust.
The Trustee is The Chase Manhattan Bank, with its principal executive
office located at 270 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10017 and its unit
investment trust office at 4 New York Plaza, 6th Floor, New York, New
York, 10004-2413. If you have questions regarding the Trust, you may
call the Customer Service Help Line at 1-800-682-7520. The Trustee is
supervised by the Superintendent of Banks of the State of New York, the
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Board of Governors of the
Federal Reserve System.
The Trustee has not participated in selecting the Securities; it only
provides administrative services.
Limitations of Liabilities of Sponsor and Trustee.
Neither we nor the Trustee will be liable for taking any action or for
not taking any action in good faith according to the Indenture. We will
also not be accountable for errors in judgment. We will only be liable
for our own willful misfeasance, bad faith, gross negligence (ordinary
negligence in the Trustee's case) or reckless disregard of our
obligations and duties. The Trustee is not liable for any loss or
depreciation when the Securities are sold. If we fail to act under the
Indenture, the Trustee may do so, and the Trustee will not be liable for
any action it takes in good faith under the Indenture.
The Trustee will not be liable for any taxes or other governmental
charges or interest on the Securities which the Trustee may be required
to pay under any present or future law of the United States or of any
other taxing authority with jurisdiction. Also, the Indenture states
other provisions regarding the liability of the Trustee.
If we do not perform any of our duties under the Indenture or are not
able to act or become bankrupt, or if our affairs are taken over by
public authorities, then the Trustee may:
- Appoint a successor sponsor, paying them a reasonable rate not more
than that stated by the SEC;
- Terminate the Indenture and liquidate the Trust; or
- Continue to act as Trustee without terminating the Indenture.
The Evaluator is First Trust Advisors L.P., an Illinois limited
partnership formed in 1991 and an affiliate of the Sponsor. The
Evaluator's address is 1001 Warrenville Road, Lisle, Illinois 60532.
The Trustee, Sponsor and Unit holders may rely on the accuracy of any
evaluation prepared by the Evaluator. The Evaluator will make
determinations in good faith based upon the best available information,
but will not be liable to the Trustee, Sponsor or Unit holders for
errors in judgment.
Our counsel is Chapman and Cutler, 111 W. Monroe St., Chicago, Illinois,
60603. They have passed upon the legality of the Units offered hereby
and certain matters relating to federal tax law. Carter, Ledyard &
Milburn acts as the Trustee's counsel, as well as special New York tax
counsel for the Trust.
Ernst & Young LLP, independent auditors, have audited the Trust's
statement of net assets, including the schedule of investments, at the
opening of business on the Initial Date of Deposit, as set forth in
their report. We've included the Trust's statement of net assets,
including the schedule of investments, in the prospectus and elsewhere
in the registration statement in reliance on Ernst & Young LLP's report,
given on their authority as experts in accounting and auditing.
If you write or call the Trustee, you will receive free of charge
supplemental information about this Series, which has been filed with
the SEC and to which we have referred throughout. This information
states more specific details concerning the nature, structure and risks
of this product.
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LEHMAN BROTHERS INC.
Lehman Brothers 10 Uncommon EuroValues(R)
Nike Securities L.P.
1001 Warrenville Road, Suite 300
Lisle, Illinois 60532
Lehman Brothers Inc.
Three World Financial Center
New York, New York 10285
The Chase Manhattan Bank
4 New York Plaza, 6th floor
New York, New York 10004-2413
24-Hour Pricing Line:
When Units of the Trust are no longer available, this prospectus may be
used as a preliminary prospectus for a future series, in which case you
should note the following:
THE INFORMATION IN THE PROSPECTUS IS NOT COMPLETE AND MAY BE CHANGED. WE
MAY NOT SELL, OR ACCEPT OFFERS TO BUY, SECURITIES OF A FUTURE SERIES
UNTIL THAT SERIES HAS BECOME EFFECTIVE WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE
COMMISSION. NO SECURITIES CAN BE SOLD IN ANY STATE WHERE A SALE WOULD BE
This prospectus contains information relating to Lehman Brothers 10
Uncommon EuroValues(R), 2001 Portfolio, but does not contain all of the
information about this investment company as filed with the Securities
and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. under the:
- Securities Act of 1933 (file no. 333-50944) and
- Investment Company Act of 1940 (file no. 811-05903)
Information about the Trust, including its Code of Ethics, can be
reviewed and copied at the Securities and Exchange Commission's Public
Reference Room in Washington D.C. Information regarding the operation of
the Commission's Public Reference Room may be obtained by calling the
Commission at 1-202-942-8090.
Information about the Trust is available on the EDGAR Database on the
Commission's Internet site at
To obtain copies at prescribed rates -
Write: Public Reference Section of the Commission
450 Fifth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20549-0102
e-mail address: [email protected]
January 19, 2001
PLEASE RETAIN THIS PROSPECTUS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
First Trust (R)
The FT Series
This Information Supplement provides additional information concerning
the structure, operations and risks of the unit investment trust
contained in FT 484 not found in the prospectus for the Trust. This
Information Supplement is not a prospectus and does not include all of
the information you should consider before investing in the Trust. This
Information Supplement should be read in conjunction with the prospectus
for the Trust in which you are considering investing.
This Information Supplement is dated January 19, 2001. Capitalized terms
have been defined in the prospectus.
Table of Contents
Foreign Issuers 1
Securities. An investment in Units should be made with an understanding
of the risks which an investment in common stocks entails, including the
risk that the financial condition of the issuers of the Securities or
the general condition of the relevant stock market may worsen, and the
value of the Securities and therefore the value of the Units may
decline. Common stocks are especially susceptible to general stock
market movements and to volatile increases and decreases of value, as
market confidence in and perceptions of the issuers change. These
perceptions are based on unpredictable factors, including expectations
regarding government, economic, monetary and fiscal policies, inflation
and interest rates, economic expansion or contraction, and global or
regional political, economic or banking crises. Both U.S. and foreign
markets have experienced substantial volatility and significant declines
recently as a result of certain or all of these factors.
Dividends. Shareholders of common stocks have rights to receive payments
from the issuers of those common stocks that are generally subordinate
to those of creditors of, or holders of debt obligations or preferred
stocks of, such issuers. Common stocks do not represent an obligation of
the issuer and, therefore, do not offer any assurance of income or
provide the same degree of protection of capital as do debt securities.
The issuance of additional debt securities or preferred stock will
create prior claims for payment of principal, interest and dividends
which could adversely affect the ability and inclination of the issuer
to declare or pay dividends on its common stock or the rights of holders
of common stock with respect to assets of the issuer upon liquidation or
Foreign Issuers. Since certain of the Securities included in the Trust
consist of securities of foreign issuers, an investment in the Trust
involves certain investment risks that are different in some respects
from an investment in a trust which invests entirely in the securities
of domestic issuers. These investment risks include future political or
governmental restrictions which might adversely affect the payment or
receipt of payment of dividends on the relevant Securities, the
possibility that the financial condition of the issuers of the
Securities may become impaired or that the general condition of the
relevant stock market may worsen (both of which would contribute
directly to a decrease in the value of the Securities and thus in the
value of the Units), the limited liquidity and relatively small market
capitalization of the relevant securities market, expropriation or
confiscatory taxation, economic uncertainties and foreign currency
devaluations and fluctuations. In addition, for foreign issuers that are
not subject to the reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act
of 1934, there may be less publicly available information than is
available from a domestic issuer. Also, foreign issuers are not
necessarily subject to uniform accounting, auditing and financial
reporting standards, practices and requirements comparable to those
applicable to domestic issuers. The securities of many foreign issuers
are less liquid and their prices more volatile than securities of
comparable domestic issuers. In addition, fixed brokerage commissions
and other transaction costs on foreign securities exchanges are
generally higher than in the United States and there is generally less
government supervision and regulation of exchanges, brokers and issuers
in foreign countries than there is in the United States. However, due to
the nature of the issuers of the Securities selected for the Trust, the
Sponsor believes that adequate information will be available to allow
the Supervisor to provide portfolio surveillance for the Trust.
Securities issued by non-U.S. issuers generally pay dividends in foreign
currencies and are principally traded in foreign currencies. Therefore,
there is a risk that the United States dollar value of these securities
will vary with fluctuations in the U.S. dollar foreign exchange rates
for the various Securities.
On the basis of the best information available to the Sponsor at the
present time, none of the Securities in the Trust are subject to
exchange control restrictions under existing law which would materially
interfere with payment to the Trust of dividends due on, or proceeds
from the sale of, the Securities. However, there can be no assurance
that exchange control regulations might not be adopted in the future
which might adversely affect payment to the Trust. The adoption of
exchange control regulations and other legal restrictions could have an
adverse impact on the marketability of international securities in the
Trust and on the ability of the Trust to satisfy its obligation to
redeem Units tendered to the Trustee for redemption. In addition,
restrictions on the settlement of transactions on either the purchase or
sale side, or both, could cause delays or increase the costs associated
with the purchase and sale of the foreign Securities and correspondingly
could affect the price of the Units.
Investors should be aware that it may not be possible to buy all
Securities at the same time because of the unavailability of any
Security, and restrictions applicable to the Trust relating to the
purchase of a Security by reason of the federal securities laws or
Foreign securities generally have not been registered under the
Securities Act of 1933 and may not be exempt from the registration
requirements of such Act. Sales of non-exempt Securities by the Trust in
the United States securities markets are subject to severe restrictions
and may not be practicable. Accordingly, sales of these Securities by
the Trust will generally be effected only in foreign securities markets.
Although the Sponsor does not believe that the Trust will encounter
obstacles in disposing of the Securities, investors should realize that
the Securities may be traded in foreign countries where the securities
markets are not as developed or efficient and may not be as liquid as
those in the United States. The value of the Securities will be
adversely affected if trading markets for the Securities are limited or
CONTENTS OF REGISTRATION STATEMENT
A. Bonding Arrangements of Depositor:
Nike Securities L.P. is covered by a Brokers' Fidelity Bond,
in the total amount of $1,000,000, the insurer being
National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh.
B. This Registration Statement on Form S-6 comprises the
following papers and documents:
The facing sheet
The Registrant, FT 484, hereby identifies The First Trust
Special Situations Trust, Series 4; The First Trust Special
Situations Trust, Series 18; The First Trust Special Situations
Trust, Series 69; The First Trust Special Situations Trust,
Series 108; The First Trust Special Situations Trust, Series 119;
The First Trust Special Situations Trust, Series 190; FT 286; The
First Trust Combined Series 272; FT 412; and FT 438 for purposes
of the representations required by Rule 487 and represents the
(1) that the portfolio securities deposited in the series
as to the securities of which this Registration Statement is
being filed do not differ materially in type or quality from
those deposited in such previous series;
(2) that, except to the extent necessary to identify the
specific portfolio securities deposited in, and to provide
essential financial information for, the series with respect to
the securities of which this Registration Statement is being
filed, this Registration Statement does not contain disclosures
that differ in any material respect from those contained in the
registration statements for such previous series as to which the
effective date was determined by the Commission or the staff; and
(3) that it has complied with Rule 460 under the Securities
Act of 1933.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933,
the Registrant, FT 484, has duly caused this Amendment to
Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the Village of Lisle
and State of Illinois on January 19, 2001.
By NIKE SECURITIES L.P.
By Robert M. Porcellino
Senior Vice President
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933,
this Amendment to the Registration Statement has been signed
below by the following person in the capacity and on the date
NAME TITLE* DATE
David J. Allen Sole Director )
of Nike Securities )
Corporation, the ) January 19, 2001
General Partner of )
Nike Securities L.P. )
) Robert M. Porcellino
* The title of the person named herein represents his
capacity in and relationship to Nike Securities L.P.,
** An executed copy of the related power of attorney
was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in
connection with the Amendment No. 1 to Form S-6 of The
First Trust Combined Series 258 (File No. 33-63483) and
the same is hereby incorporated herein by this reference.
CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT AUDITORS
We consent to the reference to our firm under the caption
"Experts" and to the use of our report dated January 19, 2001 in
Amendment No. 1 to the Registration Statement (Form S-6) (File
No. 333-50944) and related Prospectus of FT 484.
ERNST & YOUNG LLP
January 19, 2001
CONSENTS OF COUNSEL
The consents of counsel to the use of their names in the
Prospectus included in this Registration Statement will be
contained in their respective opinions to be filed as Exhibits
3.1, 3.2, 3.3 and 3.4 of the Registration Statement.
CONSENT OF FIRST TRUST ADVISORS L.P.
The consent of First Trust Advisors L.P. to the use of its
name in the Prospectus included in the Registration Statement
will be filed as Exhibit 4.1 to the Registration Statement.
1.1 Form of Standard Terms and Conditions of Trust for The
First Trust Special Situations Trust, Series 22 and
certain subsequent Series, effective November 20, 1991
among Nike Securities L.P., as Depositor, United States
Trust Company of New York as Trustee, Securities
Evaluation Service, Inc., as Evaluator, and First Trust
Advisors L.P. as Portfolio Supervisor (incorporated by
reference to Amendment No. 1 to Form S-6 [File No. 33-
43693] filed on behalf of The First Trust Special
Situations Trust, Series 22).
1.1.1 Form of Trust Agreement for FT 484 among Nike Securities
L.P., as Depositor, The Chase Manhattan Bank, as
Trustee, First Trust Advisors L.P., as Evaluator, and
First Trust Advisors L.P., as Portfolio Supervisor.
1.2 Copy of Certificate of Limited Partnership of Nike
Securities L.P. (incorporated by reference to Amendment
No. 1 to Form S-6 [File No. 33-42683] filed on behalf of
The First Trust Special Situations Trust, Series 18).
1.3 Copy of Amended and Restated Limited Partnership
Agreement of Nike Securities L.P. (incorporated by
reference to Amendment No. 1 to Form S-6 [File No. 33-
42683] filed on behalf of The First Trust Special
Situations Trust, Series 18).
1.4 Copy of Articles of Incorporation of Nike Securities
Corporation, the general partner of Nike Securities
L.P., Depositor (incorporated by reference to Amendment
No. 1 to Form S-6 [File No. 33-42683] filed on behalf of
The First Trust Special Situations Trust, Series 18).
1.5 Copy of By-Laws of Nike Securities Corporation, the
general partner of Nike Securities L.P., Depositor
(incorporated by reference to Amendment No. 1 to Form S-
6 [File No. 33-42683] filed on behalf of The First Trust
Special Situations Trust, Series 18).
1.6 Underwriter Agreement (incorporated by reference to
Amendment No. 1 to Form S-6 [File No. 33-48055] filed on
behalf of The First Trust Special Situations Trust,
2.1 Copy of Certificate of Ownership (included in Exhibit
1.1 filed herewith on page 2 and incorporated herein by
2.2 Copy of Code of Ethics (incorporated by reference to
Amendment No. 1 to form S-6 [File No. 333-31176] filed
on behalf of FT 415).
3.1 Opinion of counsel as to legality of securities being
3.2 Opinion of counsel as to Federal income tax status of
securities being registered.
3.3 Opinion of counsel as to New York income tax status of
securities being registered.
3.4 Opinion of counsel as to advancement of funds by
4.1 Consent of First Trust Advisors L.P.
6.1 List of Directors and Officers of Depositor and other
related information (incorporated by reference to
Amendment No. 1 to Form S-6 [File No. 33-42683] filed on
behalf of The First Trust Special Situations Trust,
7.1 Power of Attorney executed by the Director listed on
page S-3 of this Registration Statement (incorporated by
reference to Amendment No. 1 to Form S-6 [File No. 33-
63483] filed on behalf of The First Trust Combined