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First Asset Closed-End Funds June Distributions

TORONTO, June 21, 2016 - First Asset Closed-End Funds announces the following distributions for the month and quarter ending June 30, 2016. In all cases, the distribution will be paid on or before July 15, 2016, to holders of record on June 30, 2016.

Name TSX Symbol Confirmed Regular Distribution (per unit)
Utility Split Trust – Capital Units UST.UN $0.0500
Utility Split Trust – Preferred Shares UST.PR.B $0.13125
Triax Diversified High-Yield Trust TRH.UN $0.0700
First Asset Diversified Convertible Debenture Fund DCD.UN $0.3000
Preferred Share Investment Trust PSF.UN $0.07501
First Asset Canadian Convertibles Fund ADC.UN $0.1500
North American Advantaged Convertibles Fund NCD.UN $0.1250
First Asset Morningstar U.S. Consumer Defensive Index Fund UCD.UN $0.0578
1 With respect to Preferred Share Investment Trust (TSX: PSF.UN), the reduction in the quarterly distribution amount is attributable to the continued low interest rate environment and the resulting income earned by the portfolio. The distribution amount is subject to change from quarter to quarter.

For further information, please call Investor Relations, First Asset at 416-642-1289 or 1-877-642-1289 or visit www.firstasset.com.

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