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Marret Asset Management and First Asset Investment Management announce details for the August, 2016 Distribution for Marret Investment Grade Bond Fund

Toronto, August 18, 2016 - Marret Asset Management Inc. ("Marret") and First Asset Investment Management Inc. ("First Asset") announce that Marret Investment Grade Bond Fund (TSX: MIG.UN) will pay a distribution in the amount of $0.04 per unit on or before September 6, 2016 to unitholders of record on August 30, 2016. The units will trade ex-dividend on August 26, 2016.

This will be the Fund's first monthly distribution as an exchange-traded fund. The Fund's scheduled conversion into an exchange-traded fund to be called "First Asset Investment Grade Bond ETF" (TSX: FIG) will be completed after the close of business Friday, August 19, 2016 and the units will commenced trading under the ticker symbol FIG on Monday, August 22, 2016.

About Marret Asset Management Inc.
Marret Asset Management Inc. specializes in fixed income and particularly in high-yield debt strategies. The experienced team of investment professionals is led by Barry Allan, President and Chief Investment Officer. He founded Marret in 2000, following a career at Altamira, Nesbitt Thomson and a Canadian chartered bank, and has over 30 years of experience in credit and fixed-income markets.

About First Asset Investment Management Inc.
First Asset, a CI Financial Company, is a Canadian investment firm delivering a comprehensive suite of smart ETF solutions. First Asset is the investment fund manager, portfolio advisor and trustee for 36 TSX-listed exchange-traded funds.

For further information:
Marret Investor Services, 416-214-5800 or
First Asset Investor Relations, 416-642-1289 or 1-877-642-1289 or

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