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First Asset ETFs Announces Distributions

TORONTO, October 19, 2012 - First Asset Exchange Traded Funds announces the following distributions for the month ending October 31, 2012. In all cases, the distribution will be paid on or before November 5, 2012, to unitholders of record on October 30, 2012. The ex-dividend date in each case is October 26, 2012.


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                                                                Distribution
                                                        Trading       Amount
                                                         Symbol   (per unit)
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First Asset Canadian Convertible Bond ETF                   CXF   $   0.0342
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                                                          CXF.A   $   0.0279
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First Asset DEX All Canada Bond Barbell Index ETF           AXF   $   0.0292
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                                                          AXF.A   $   0.0250
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First Asset DEX Corporate Bond Barbell Index ETF            KXF   $   0.0333
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                                                          KXF.A   $   0.0292
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First Asset DEX Government Bond Barbell Index ETF           GXF   $   0.0283
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                                                          GXF.A   $   0.0242
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First Asset Morningstar Emerging Markets Composite       EXM   $   0.0396(1)
Bond Index ETF                                         ---------------------
                                                       EXM.A   $   0.0354(1)
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                                           (1) Initial Monthly Distribution.

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

This communication is intended for informational purposes only. Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investments in exchange traded funds. Please read the prospectus before investing. The funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.