First Trust MLP and Energy Income Fund (the Fund) is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s investment objective is to seek a high level of total return with an emphasis on current distributions paid to common shareholders. The Fund seeks to provide its common shareholders with a vehicle to invest in a portfolio of energy companies. The Fund, under normal market conditions, invests at least 85% of its managed assets in equity and debt securities of master limited partnerships (MLPs), MLP-related entities and other energy sector and energy utility companies. The Fund invests in various sectors, such as oil, gas and consumable fuels, electric utilities, gas utilities, chemicals, water utilities, and semiconductors and semiconductor equipment. Its investment advisor is First Trust Advisors L.P.