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First Asset ETFs December Distributions

TORONTO, December 16, 2016 - First Asset Exchange Traded Funds announces the following regular cash distributions for the month and quarter ending December 31, 2016. In all cases, the distribution will be paid on or before January 5, 2017, to unitholders of record on December 29, 2016. The ex-dividend date in each case is December 23, 2016.

Fund Name TSX Trading Symbol Distributions Amount (per unit)
First Asset Can-Energy Covered Call ETF OXF $0.1891
OXF.A $0.1650
First Asset Can-Materials Covered Call ETF MXF $0.3839
MXF $0.3484
First Asset Energy Giants Covered Call ETF NXF $0.1600
NXF.A $0.1420
NXF.B $0.1631
NXF.D $0.1437
First Asset Tech Giants Covered Call ETF TXF $0.1879
TXF.A $0.1618
First Asset Canadian Convertible Bond ETF CXF $0.0400
CXF.A $0.0335
First Asset Provincial Bond Index ETF PXF $0.0347
PXF.A $0.0298
First Asset 1-5 Year Laddered Government Strip Bond Index ETF BXF $0.0300
BXF.A $0.0152
First Asset Morningstar Canada Dividend Target 30 Index ETF DXM $0.1139
DXM.A $0.0906
First Asset Morningstar Canada Momentum Index ETF WXM $0.0508
WXM.A $0.0189
First Asset Morningstar Canada Value Index ETF FXM $0.0647
FXM.A $0.0349
First Asset Morningstar International Value Index ETF VXM $0.0969
VXM.A $0.0561
VXM.B $0.1108
VXM.D $0.0643
First Asset Morningstar International Momentum Index ETF ZXM $0.0674
ZXM.A $0.0191
ZXM.B $0.0713
ZXM.D $0.0202
First Asset Morningstar National Bank Québec Index ETF QXM $0.0689
QXM.A $0.0301
First Asset Morningstar US Dividend Target 50 Index ETF UXM $0.0939
UXM.A $0.0671
UXM.B $0.1046
UXM.D $0.0749
First Asset Morningstar US Value Index ETF XXM $0.0181
XXM.A $0.0000
XXM.B $0.0235
XXM.D $0.0000
First Asset Morningstar US Momentum Index ETF YXM $0.0212 Note 1
YXM.A $0.00
YXM.B $0.0193 Note 1
YXM.D $0.00
First Asset MSCI Canada Low Risk Weighted ETF RWC $0.0792
RWC.A $0.0533
First Asset MSCI Europe Low Risk Weighted ETF RWE $0.1206
RWE.A $0.0718
RWE.B $0.1176
RWE.D $0.0701
First Asset MSCI USA Low Risk Weighted ETF RWU $0.0473
RWU.A $0.0191
RWU.B $0.0574
RWU.D $0.0231
First Asset MSCI World Low Risk Weighted ETF RWW $0.1266
RWW.A $0.0723
RWW.B $0.1390
RWW.D $0.0797
First Asset U.S. & Canada Lifeco Income ETF FLI $0.1926
FLI.A $0.1655
First Asset Active Canadian Dividend ETF FDV $0.0312
FDV.A $0.0249
First Asset Active Credit ETF FAO $0.0636
FAO.A $0.0597
FAO.U $0.0632 (USD$)
FAO.V $0.0593 (USD$)
First Asset Active Utility & Infrastructure ETF FAI $0.0330
FAI.A $0.0260
First Asset Core Balanced ETF CBB $0.0502
CBB.A $0.0366
First Asset Core Canadian Equity ETF CED $0.1333
CED.A $0.0898
First Asset Core U.S. Equity ETF CES $0.0633
CES.A $0.0173
CES.B $0.0701
CES.D $0.0192
CES.U $0.0635 (USD$)
CES.V $0.0174 (USD$)
First Asset European Bank ETF FHB $0.0349
FHB.A $0.0185
First Asset Canadian REIT ETF RIT $0.0675
RIT.A $0.0588
First Asset CanBanc Income Class ETF CIC $0.1764
First Asset Core Canadian Equity Income ETF CSY $0.2576
First Asset Short Term Government Bond Index Class ETF FGB $0.0362
First Asset MSCI Canada Quality Index Class ETF FQC $0.0794
First Asset Global Momentum Class ETF FGL $0.0317
First Asset Global Momentum (CAD hedged) Class ETF FGM $0.0407
First Asset Global Value Class ETF FGU $0.0533
First Asset Global Value (CAD Hedged) Class ETF FGV $0.0535
First Asset Global Financial Sector ETF FSF $0.0391
First Asset Preferred Share ETF FPR $0.0781
First Asset Long Duration Fixed Income ETF FLB $0.0411
First Asset Investment Grade Bond ETF FIG $0.0400
First Asset Cambridge Core Canadian Equity ETF FCE $0.0757
First Asset Cambridge Core U.S. Equity ETF FCY $0.0202
FCY.B $0.0202
First Asset Canadian Buyback Index ETF FBE $0.0815
First Asset U.S. Buyback Index ETF FBU $0.0520
First Asset U.S. Equity Multi-Factor Index ETF FUM $0.0295
First Asset Canadian Dividend Low Volatility Index ETF FDL $0.1458
First Asset U.S. Tactical Sector Allocation Index ETF FUT $0.0313

Note 1 – This is an annual distribution for the Fund.

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