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First Asset Funds Inc. Announces August, 2005 Distributions

TORONTO, August 22, 2005 - First Asset Funds Inc. announces the following confirmed distributions for the month ending August 31, 2005. In all cases, the distribution will be paid on or before September 15, 2005 to unitholders of record on August 31, 2005.

Name TSX
Symbol
Distribution
Amount
(per unit)
TSX
trading
price per
(Aug. 18/05)
Annualized
Yield*
Pre-Tax
Interest
Equivalent**
First Asset Yield Opportunity FAY.UN $0.1458 $24.47 7.15% 10.25%
Preferred Securities Income Fund PFS.UN $0.12 $21.71 6.95% 9.96%
Preferred Securities Limited Duration Fund - Series A PLD.UN $0.1042 $21.20 5.90% 8.45%
Preferred Securities Limited Duration - Series B PLD.U US
$0.0417
US
$8.30
6.03% 8.64%
Global 45 Split Corp. - Class A GFV $0.10 $12.66 9.48% 13.58%
First Asset Equal Weight REIT Income Fund RIT.UN $0.0625 $10.37 7.23% 9.11%
First Asset Equal Weight Pipes & Power Income Fund EWP.UN $0.05833 $9.11 7.68% 9.01%
First Asset Equal Weight Small-Cap Income Fund FAS.UN $0.06708 $8.71 9.24% 10.44%
* Based on trading price as at August 18, 2005 ** Estimated. Based on Ontario tax rates

For further information, please call Tanya Carey, Investor Relations, First Asset Funds Inc. at 416-642-1289 or 1-877-642-1289, or visit www.firstassetfunds.com.