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First Asset CanBanc Split Corp. Confirms Final Redemption

TORONTO, January 18, 2016 - First Asset CanBanc Split Corp. (the "Fund") announces that the Fund completed the redemption of all of the issued and outstanding Preferred Shares and Class A Shares on January 15, 2016 (the "Redemption Date").

Each Preferred Share will receive $10.0268 per share, and each Class A Share will receive $30.1588 per share. These proceeds will be paid on or before January 22, 2016 to the beneficial holders of such shares through CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc. Shareholders need not take any action to receive the final redemption proceeds.

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