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First Asset Announces September, 2008 Distributions

TORONTO, September 19, 2008 - First Asset announces the following confirmed distributions for the month and quarter ending September 30, 2008. In all cases, the distribution will be paid on or before October 15, 2008 to unitholders of record on September 30, 2008.



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Pre-Tax
Distribution TSX Annual- Interest
TSX Amount Trading ized Equiva-
Name Symbol (per unit) Price(a) Yield(b) lent(c)
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MONTHLY
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First Asset Yield
Opportunity Trust -
Series A FAY.UN $ 0.1458 $ 17.97 9.74% 13.95%
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First Asset Yield
Opportunity Trust - USD USD
Series B FAY.U $ 0.0440 $ 5.00 10.56% 15.13%
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Global 45 Split Corp.
- Class A Shares GFV $ 0.10 $ 9.99 12.01% 17.21%
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First Asset REIT Income
Fund RIT.UN $ 0.07 $ 9.75 8.62% 11.97%
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First Asset Income &
Growth Fund IGF.UN $ 0.05833 $ 7.40 9.46% 12.74%
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First Asset Pipes & Power
Income Fund EWP.UN $ 0.05833 $ 6.02 11.63% 14.65%
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First Asset/BlackRock
North American Dividend
AchieversTM Trust BDA.UN $ 0.05 $ 6.64 9.04% 12.95%
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Split REIT Opportunity
Trust - Capital Units SOT.UN $ 0.0875 $ 10.42 10.08% 14.44%
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Utility Split Trust
- Capital Units UST.UN $ 0.09688 $ 9.20 12.64% 17.01%
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QUARTERLY
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Global 45 Split Corp.
- Preferred Shares GFV.PR.A $ 0.13125 $ 10.11 5.19% 7.44%
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Split REIT Opportunity
Trust - Preferred
Securities SOT.PR.A $ 0.14375 $ 10.27 5.60% 5.60%
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Utility Split Trust
- Preferred Securities UST.PR.A $ 0.15 $ 10.14 5.92% 5.92%
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First Asset Diversified
Convertible Debenture
Fund DCD.UN $ 0.30 $ 17.71 6.78% 9.71%
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First Asset Global
Infrastructure Fund FAI.UN $ 0.15 $ 6.47 9.27% n/a
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(a) As at close on September 17, 2008. (b) Based on trading price as at
September 17, 2008. (c) Estimated - based on Ontario tax rates.

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