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Utility Split Trust Announces Termination and Final Valuation

TORONTO, January 3, 2017 - Further to its announcement on October 28, 2016, First Asset Investment Management Inc. announces that Utility Split Trust (the "Fund") was terminated effective January 3, 2017. The Capital Units (TSX: UST.UN) and the Class B Preferred Securities (TSX: UST.PR.B) of the Fund were delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange on December 30, 2016.

The Capital Units were redeemed for $16.8393 per Capital Unit on January 3, 2016 (the "Termination Date"). The Class B Preferred Securities were repaid $10.1313 per Class B Preferred Security, consisting of the original subscription price of $10 for each Class B Preferred Security together with any accrued and unpaid interest thereon payable on the Termination Date.

Proceeds will be paid to unitholders on or about January 6, 2017.

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