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First Asset Closed-End Funds Distribution Press Release

TORONTO, July 20, 2012 - First Asset announces the following distributions for the month ending July 31, 2012. In all cases, the distribution will be paid on or before August 15, 2012, to holders of record on July 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 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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For further information, please contact Rob MacNiven, Investor Relations at 416-642-1289 or 1-877-642-1289 or visit www.firstasset.com.