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First Asset Closed-End Funds Confirm Distributions for Year-End 2015

TORONTO, January 11, 2016 – First Asset confirms the following regular distributions ("Regular Distributions") previously announced on December 18, 2015, for the year ending December 31, 2015. The estimated special distribution announced on December 18, 2015, in respect of JFT Strategies Fund (the "Special Distribution") has been revised and confirmed, as noted below.

Regular Distributions
The following Regular Distributions will be paid in cash on or before January 15, 2016, to holders of record on December 31, 2015.

Name TSX Symbol Confirmed Regular Distribution (per unit)
Utility Split Trust – Capital Units UST.UN $0.05
Utility Split Trust – Preferred Shares UST.PR.B $0.13125
Triax Diversified High-Yield Trust TRH.UN $0.07
First Asset Diversified Convertible Debenture Fund DCD.UN $0.30
Preferred Share Investment Trust PSF.UN $0.15
First Asset CanBanc Split Corp. – Preferred Shares CBU.PR.A $0.1625
Canadian Advantaged Convertibles Fund ADC.UN $0.15
Can-Financials Income Corp. FIC $0.15
North American Advantaged Convertibles Fund NCD.UN $0.125
CanBanc 8 Income Corp. CBF $0.15
First Asset Morningstar U.S. Consumer Defensive Index Fund UCD.UN $0.0612

Special Distribution
For the JFT Strategies Fund, the Special Distribution will be paid on or before January 15, 2016, to holders of record on December 31, 2015. The Special Distribution will be paid by the issuance of units of the Fund, and immediately thereafter, the issued and outstanding capital of the Fund will be consolidated such that the number of issued and outstanding units of the Fund does not change.

Name TSX Symbol Confirmed Special Distribution (per unit)
JFT Strategies Fund – Class A JFS.UN $0.8110
JFT Strategies Fund – Class F n/a $1.0255

The actual taxable amounts of all distributions for 2015, including the tax characteristics of the distributions, will be reported to brokers (through CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc. or "CDS") in early 2016.

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