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First Asset ETFs Provides Update on Advisor Class Units

TORONTO, May 2, 2017 - Further to its announcement on April 3, 2017 relating to the elimination of the advisor class units of its exchange trade funds ("ETFs") (see the table below), First Asset Investment Management Inc., the manager of the ETFs ("First Asset"), announces that the conversion of the advisor class units will occur on or about Friday, July 14, 2017 (the "Conversion Date").

As previously announced, on the Conversion Date, First Asset plans to reduce the annual management fee on the advisor class units by an amount equal to the applicable service fee payable in respect of that class of units and, either concurrently or as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter, convert all advisor class units into the corresponding common class units of the same ETF, subject to receipt of all regulatory and third party approvals, if any.

No action is required by unitholders on any of these changes.

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

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  Name Ticker(s)
1. First Asset Canadian Convertible Bond ETF CXF.A
2. First Asset 1-5 Year Laddered Government Strip Bond Index ETF BXF.A
3. First Asset Can-Energy Covered Call ETF OXF.A
4. First Asset Can-Materials Covered Call ETF MXF.A
5. First Asset Tech Giants Covered Call ETF TXF.A
6. First Asset Energy Giants Covered Call ETF NXF.A
7. First Asset European Bank ETF FHB.A
8. First Asset U.S. & Canada Lifeco Income ETF FLI.A
9. First Asset Active Canadian Dividend ETF FDV.A
10. First Asset Active Utility & Infrastructure ETF FAI.A
11. First Asset Canadian REIT ETF RIT.A
12. First Asset Morningstar Canada Dividend Target 30 Index ETF DXM.A
13. First Asset Morningstar US Dividend Target 50 Index ETF UXM.A
14. First Asset Morningstar Canada Momentum Index ETF WXM.A
15. First Asset Morningstar US Momentum Index ETF YXM.A
16. First Asset Morningstar Canada Value Index ETF FXM.A
17. First Asset Morningstar US Value Index ETF XXM.A
18. First Asset Morningstar International Value Index ETF VXM.A
19. First Asset Morningstar International Momentum Index ETF ZXM.A
20. First Asset Morningstar National Bank Québec Index ETF QXM.A
21. First Asset MSCI Canada Low Risk Weighted ETF RWC.A
22. First Asset MSCI USA Low Risk Weighted ETF RWU.A
23. First Asset MSCI Europe Low Risk Weighted ETF RWE.A
24. First Asset MSCI World Low Risk Weighted ETF RWW.A
25. First Asset Active Credit ETF FAO.A
26. First Asset Core Canadian Equity ETF CED.A
27. First Asset Core U.S. Equity ETF CES.A