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First Asset REIT Income Fund: Distribution Press Release

TORONTO, September 21, 2009 - First Asset REIT Income Fund (TSX: RIT.UN) announces a distribution of $0.05 per Unit for the month ending September 30, 2009. The distribution will be paid on or before October 15, 2009 to unitholders of record on September 30, 2009.

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