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First Asset ETFs - March Distributions

TORONTO, March 18, 2016 - First Asset Exchange Traded Funds announces the following regular cash distributions for the month and quarter ending March 31, 2016. In all cases, the distribution will be paid on or before April 5, 2016, to unitholders of record on March 30, 2016. The ex-dividend date in each case is March 28, 2016.

  Trading Symbol Distribution Amount (per unit)
First Asset Can-Energy Covered Call ETF OXF $0.2951
OXF.A $0.2742
First Asset Can-Materials Covered Call ETF MXF $0.3408
MXF.A $0.3091
First Asset Energy Giants Covered Call ETF NXF $0.1919
NXF.A $0.1761
NXF.B $0.1965
NXF.D $0.1794
First Asset Tech Giants Covered Call ETF TXF $0.2478
TXF.A $0.2256
First Asset Canadian Convertible Bond ETF CXF $0.0353
CXF.A $0.0289
First Asset Provincial Bond Index ETF PXF $0.0288
PXF.A $0.0240
First Asset 1-5 Year Laddered Government Strip Bond Index ETF BXF $0.0310
BXF.A $0.0162
First Asset Morningstar Canada Dividend Target 30 Index ETF DXM $0.0925
DXM.A $0.0741
First Asset Morningstar Canada Momentum Index ETF WXM $0.0494
WXM.A $0.0206
First Asset Morningstar Canada Value Index ETF FXM $0.0534
FXM.A $0.0272
First Asset Morningstar International Value Index ETF VXM $0.1076
VXM.A $0.0667
VXM.B $0.1190
VXM.D $0.0740
First Asset Morningstar International Momentum Index ETF ZXM $0.0711
ZXM.A $0.0239
ZXM.B $0.0786
ZXM.D $0.0265
First Asset Morningstar National Bank Quebec Index ETF QXM $0.0702
QXM.A $0.0340
First Asset Morningstar US Dividend Target 50 Index ETF UXM $0.0994
UXM.A $0.0729
UXM.B $0.1107
UXM.D $0.0814
First Asset Morningstar US Value Index ETF XXM $0.0252
XXM.A $0.0000
XXM.B $0.0329
XXM.D $0.0000
First Asset MSCI Canada Low Risk Weighted ETF RWC $0.0672
RWC.A $0.0450
First Asset MSCI Europe Low Risk Weighted ETF RWE $0.1302
RWE.A $0.0801
RWE.B $0.1371
RWE.D $0.0846
First Asset MSCI USA Low Risk Weighted ETF RWU $0.0435
RWU.A $0.0169
RWU.B $0.0528
RWU.D $0.0204
First Asset MSCI World Low Risk Weighted ETF RWW $0.1192
RWW.A $0.0671
RWW.B $0.1323
RWW.D $0.0747
First Asset U.S. & Canada Lifeco Income ETF FLI $0.1893
FLI.A $0.1676
First Asset Active Canadian Dividend ETF FDV $0.0312
FDV.A $0.0249
First Asset Active Credit ETF FAO $0.0400
FAO.A $0.0360
FAO.B $0.0400 (USD$)
FAO.D $0.0360 (USD$)
First Asset Active Utility & Infrastructure ETF FAI $0.0187
FAI.A $0.0120
First Asset Core Balanced ETF CBB $0.0441
CBB.A $0.0311
First Asset Core Canadian Equity ETF CED $0.1074
CED.A $0.0680
CES $0.0713
CES.A $0.0287
CES.B $0.0792
CES.D $0.0319
CES.U $0.0714 (USD$)
CES.V $0.0288 (USD$)
First Asset Hamilton Capital European Bank ETF FHB $0.0391
FHB.A $0.0219
First Asset Canadian REIT ETF RIT $0.0675
RIT.A $0.0588
First Asset CanBanc Income ETF CIC $0.2536
First Asset Core Canadian Equity Income ETF CSY $0.2411
First Asset Short Term Government Bond Index Class ETF FGB $0.03951

Note 1 – This is the initial distribution for the Fund.

Supporting Investors Needs
Stay in the market, minimize costs, and take advantage of a smart, simple and efficient feature designed to support investors' needs. First Asset Distribution Reinvestment Plan (DRIP) will automatically reinvest First Asset ETF cash distributions into the First Asset ETF making the distribution. Contact your advisor for more information. All of the distributions indicated in the table above will be paid in cash unless the unitholder has enrolled in the applicable DRIP of the respective ETF. A copy of the Distribution Reinvestment Plan is available at www.firstasset.com.

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

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