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First Asset REIT Income Fund: Distribution Press Release

TORONTO, January 20, 2011 - First Asset REIT Income Fund (TSX:RIT.UN) announces a distribution of $0.05 per Unit for the month ending January 31, 2011. The distribution will be paid on or before February 15, 2011 to unitholders of record on January 31, 2011.

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