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First Asset Yield Opportunity Trust: Press Release

TORONTO, Feb. 18, 2009 - First Asset Yield Opportunity Trust (TSX:FAY.UN)(TSX:FAY.U) announces a distribution of $0.1458 per Series A Unit, and US$0.0440 per Series B Unit, for the month ending February 28, 2009. The distributions will be paid on or before March 13, 2009 to unitholders of record on February 27, 2009.

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