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First Asset Funds Inc. Announces January, 2006 Distributions

TORONTO, January 20, 2006 - First Asset Funds Inc. announces the following confirmed distributions for the month ending January 31, 2006. In all cases, the distribution will be paid on or before February 15, 2006 to unitholders of record on January 31, 2006.

Name TSX
Symbol
Distribution
Amount
(per unit)
TSX
trading
price per
(Jan 18/06)
Annualized
Yield(a)
Pre-Tax
Interest
Equivalent(b)
MONTHLY
First Asset Yield Opportunity FAY.UN $0.1458 $23.90 7.32% 10.49%
Preferred Securities Income Fund PFS.UN $0.12 $20.76 6.94% 9.94%
Preferred Securities Limited Duration Fund - Series A PLD.UN $0.1042 $21.02 5.95% 8.52%
Preferred Securities Limited Duration - Series B PLD.U US
$0.0417
US
$8.40
5.96% 8.54%
Global 45 Split Corp. - Class A GFV $0.10 $11.82 10.15% 14.55%
First Asset Equal Weight REIT Income Fund RIT.UN $0.0625 $10.70 7.01% 8.83%
First Asset Equal Weight Pipes & Power Income Fund EWP.UN $0.05833 $9.18 7.62% 8.95%
First Asset Equal Weight Small-Cap Income Fund FAS.UN $0.06417 $7.78 9.90% 11.18%
First Asset/BlackRock North American Dividend AchieversTM Trust BDA.UN $0.05 $9.65 6.22% 8.91%
(a) Based on trading price as at Jan. 18, 2006 (b) Estimated. Based on Ontario tax rates

For further information, please call Rob MacNiven, Investor Relations, First Asset Funds Inc. at 416-642-1289 or 1-877-642-1289, or visit www.firstassetfunds.com.