Communiqués de presse

First Asset ETFs March Distributions

TORONTO, March 21, 2017 - First Asset Exchange Traded Funds announces the following regular cash distributions for the month and quarter ending March 31, 2017. In all cases, the distribution will be paid on or before April 5, 2017, to unitholders of record on March 30, 2017. The ex-dividend date in each case is March 28, 2017.

  Trading Symbol Distribution Amount (per unit)
First Asset Can-Energy Covered Call ETF OXF $0.1776
OXF.A $0.1571
First Asset Can-Materials Covered Call ETF MXF $0.3144
MXF.A $0.2813
First Asset Energy Giants Covered Call ETF NXF $0.1411
NXF.A $0.1245
NXF.B $0.1453
NXF.D $0.1268
First Asset Tech Giants Covered Call ETF TXF $0.1735
TXF.A $0.1456
First Asset Canadian Convertible Bond ETF CXF $0.0400
CXF.A $0.0335
First Asset 1-5 Year Laddered Government Strip Bond Index ETF BXF $0.0279
BXF.A $0.0132
First Asset Morningstar Canada Dividend Target 30 Index ETF DXM $0.1176
DXM.A $0.0941
First Asset Morningstar Canada Momentum Index ETF WXM $0.0595
WXM.A $0.0278
First Asset Morningstar Canada Value Index ETF FXM $0.0629
FXM.A $0.0329
First Asset Morningstar International Value Index ETF VXM $0.1010
VXM.A $0.0515
VXM.B $0.1100
VXM.D $0.0562
First Asset Morningstar International Momentum Index ETF ZXM $0.0752
ZXM.A $0.0231
ZXM.B $0.0807
ZXM.D $0.0248
First Asset Morningstar National Bank Québec Index ETF QXM $0.0720
QXM.A $0.0332
First Asset Morningstar US Dividend Target 50 Index ETF UXM $0.0956
UXM.A $0.0682
UXM.B $0.1090
UXM.D $0.0779
First Asset Morningstar US Value Index ETF XXM $0.0113
XXM.A $0.0000
XXM.B $0.0150
XXM.D $0.0000
First Asset MSCI Canada Low Risk Weighted ETF RWC $0.0716
RWC.A $0.0469
First Asset MSCI Europe Low Risk Weighted ETF RWE $0.1229
RWE.A $0.0708
RWE.B $0.1210
RWE.D $0.0698
First Asset MSCI USA Low Risk Weighted ETF RWU $0.0470
RWU.A $0.0171
RWU.B $0.0581
RWU.D $0.0210
First Asset MSCI World Low Risk Weighted ETF RWW $0.1273
RWW.A $0.0700
RWW.B $0.1419
RWW.D $0.0784
First Asset U.S. & Canada Lifeco Income ETF FLI $0.1690
FLI.A $0.1412
First Asset Active Canadian Dividend ETF FDV $0.0312
FDV.A $0.0249
First Asset Active Credit ETF FAO $0.0450
FAO.A $0.0410
FAO.U $0.0450 (USD$)
FAO.V $0.0410 (USD$)
First Asset Active Utility & Infrastructure ETF FAI $0.0346
FAI.A $0.0273
First Asset Core Canadian Equity ETF CED $0.1240
CED.A $0.0804
First Asset Core U.S. Equity ETF CES $0.0500
CES.A $0.0034
CES.B $0.0566
CES.D $0.0039
CES.U $0.0502 (USD$)
CES.V $0.0035 (USD$)
First Asset European Bank ETF FHB $0.0467
FHB.A $0.0291
First Asset Canadian REIT ETF RIT $0.0675
RIT.A $0.0588
First Asset CanBanc Income Class ETF CIC $0.1750
First Asset Core Canadian Equity Income Class ETF CSY $0.2589
First Asset Short Term Government Bond Index Class ETF FGB $0.0350
First Asset MSCI Canada Quality Index Class ETF FQC $0.0843
First Asset Global Financial Sector ETF FSF $0.0521
First Asset Preferred Share ETF FPR $0.0768
First Asset Long Duration Fixed Income ETF FLB $0.0393
First Asset Investment Grade Bond ETF FIG $0.0400
First Asset Cambridge Core Canadian Equity ETF FCE $0.0661
First Asset Canadian Buyback Index ETF FBE $0.0848
First Asset U.S. Buyback Index ETF FBU $0.0604
First Asset U.S. Equity Multi-Factor Index ETF FUM $0.0485
First Asset Canadian Dividend Low Volatility Index ETF FDL $0.2084
First Asset U.S. Tactical Sector Allocation Index ETF FUT $0.0822

Supporting Investors' Needs
Stay in the market, minimize costs, and take advantage of a smart, simple and efficient feature designed to support investors' needs. First Asset Distribution Reinvestment Plan (DRIP) will automatically reinvest First Asset ETF cash distributions into the First Asset ETF making the distribution. Contact your advisor for more information. All of the distributions indicated in the table above will be paid in cash unless the unitholder has enrolled in the applicable DRIP of the respective ETF. A copy of the Distribution Reinvestment Plan is available at

First Asset - Smart SolutionsTM
First Asset, a CI Financial Company, is a Canadian investment firm delivering a comprehensive suite of smart ETF solutions. Rooted in strong fundamentals, First Asset's smart solutions strive to deliver better risk-adjusted returns than the broad market while helping investors achieve their personal financial goals.

For further information, please contact Investor Relations, First Asset at 416-642-1289 or 1-877-642-1289 or visit

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. First Asset Funds are managed by First Asset Investment Management Inc., a subsidiary of First Asset Capital Corp. (FA Capital). TMsup>First Asset and its logo are trademarks of FA Capital, a wholly owned subsidiary of CI Financial Corp. which is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CIX". ®CI FINANCIAL is a registered trademark of CI Investment Inc., used under license.

Not for dissemination to U.S. Newswire Services or for dissemination in the United States of America.