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First Asset Distribution Press Release

TORONTO, October 22, 2012 – First Asset announces the following distributions for the month ending October 31, 2012. In all cases, the distribution will be paid on or before November 15, 2012, to holders of record on October 31, 2012.


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                                                               Distribution 
                                                                     Amount 
Name                                              TSX Symbol     (per unit) 
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First Asset Yield Opportunity Trust - Series A        FAY.UN   $     0.1458 
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First Asset Yield Opportunity Trust - Series B         FAY.U   $ 0.044 (USD)
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First Asset Canadian REIT Income Fund                 RIT.UN   $       0.05 
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First Asset Pipes & Power Income Fund                 EWP.UN   $       0.03 
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Utility Split Trust - Capital Units                   UST.UN   $       0.05 
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Triax Diversified High-Yield Trust                    TRH.UN   $       0.07 
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First Asset Canadian Dividend Opportunity Fund                              
 II                                                   DVF.UN   $    0.04167 
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First Asset also announces that Preferred Share Investment Trust (TSX: PSF.UN) anticipates maintaining its targeted quarterly distributions of $0.175 per Unit for the following twelve months, commencing with the quarter-ending December 31, 2012. The amount of the distribution is based on prevailing market conditions and the Manager’s estimates of distributable cash flow for the period. The amount of the distribution may vary, however, from quarter to quarter, notwithstanding this announcement, and there can be no assurance that the Fund will make any distributions in any particular quarter or quarters.

For further information, please contact Rob MacNiven, Investor Relations at 416-642-1289 or 1-877-642-1289 or visit www.firstasset.com.