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First Asset Closed-End Funds Distribution Press Release

TORONTO, August 22, 2012 – First Asset announces the following distributions for the month ending August 31, 2012. In all cases, the distribution will be paid on or before September 14, 2012, to holders of record on August 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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For further information, please contact Rob MacNiven, Investor Relations at 416-642-1289 or 1-877-642-1289 or visit www.firstasset.com.