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First Asset Resource Fund Inc. Announces Final Redemption

TORONTO, November 13, 2017 - First Asset Resource Fund Inc. (the "Fund") announces that all of the issued and outstanding Class A Shares, Series 1 (the "Shares") of the Fund will be redeemed by the Fund on or about January 22, 2018 (the "Redemption Date").

Redemption proceeds will be paid on or before January 25, 2018. Holders of the Shares (the "Shareholders") will receive payment of the net asset value per Share to be redeemed, plus all declared and unpaid dividends thereon.

First Asset will also send a notice directly to each Shareholder regarding the final redemption. Following this notice date, the Fund will begin liquidating its portfolio investments and may no longer be fully invested in accordance with the stated investment objective outlined in its Simplified Prospectus date June 16, 2017.

Shareholders may redeem or switch their Shares up to the close of business on the Redemption Date. First Asset will waive any applicable redemption fees, sales charges or short-term trading fees for redemptions of Shares. The Fund is now closed to new purchases by new and existing investors.

Shareholders are not required to take any action in connection with the final redemption. First Asset encourages all Shareholders to consult with their financial advisors to understand the financial and tax implications associated with redeeming their Shares and to discuss their investment options.

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

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