0000875626-99-000043 497 1 19990111 VOYAGEUR TAX EXEMPT TRUST SERIES 3 0000943319 497 33 033-90800 99504394 90 S SEVENTH ST STE 4400 MINNEAPOLIS MN 55402 90 SOUTH SEVENTH STREET SUITE 4400 MINNEAPOLIS MN 55402-4115 497 1 SUPPLEMENT TO PROSPECTUS 497(d) First Trust Tax-Exempt Trust, Series 3 Supplement to the Prospectus dated October 7, 1998 The name Voyageur Tax-Exempt Trust, Series 3 has been changed to that referenced above. Effective December 8, 1998, Nike Securities L.P., an Illinois limited partnership formed in 1991, was appointed Sponsor of the above referenced Trust. In its capacity as Sponsor, Nike Securities L.P. has appointed First Trust Advisors L.P., an affiliate of Nike Securities L.P., to act as Evaluator and to provide portfolio supervision for the trust portfolios. Nike Securities L.P. specializes in the underwriting, trading and distribution of unit investment trusts and other securities. Nike Securities L.P. acts as depositor and sponsor for successive series of The First Trust Combined Series, FT Series, The First Trust Insured Corporate Trust, The First Trust of Insured Municipal Bonds and The First Trust GNMA and to date more than $20 billion in First Trust unit investment trusts have been deposited. Nike Securities L.P. is a member of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. and Securities Investor Protection Corporation. Both Nike Securities L.P. and First Trust Advisors L.P. have their principal offices at 1001 Warrenville Road, Lisle, Illinois 60532. These changes will not increase the fees and expenses charged to the Trust. January 11, 1999