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Utility Split Trust: Press Release

TORONTO, August 27, 2009 - Utility Split Trust (the "Trust") (TSX: UST.PR.A & TSX: UST) announces that DBRS Limited has downgraded the rating on the Trust's Preferred Securities from Pfd-2 (low) to Pfd-3 (high).

For further information, please contact First Asset, Attention: Rob MacNiven, Investor Relations at 416-642-1289 or 1-877-642-1289.