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First Asset ETFs December Distributions

TORONTO, December 15, 2017 - First Asset Exchange Traded Funds announces the following regular cash distributions for the month and quarter ending December 31, 2017. In all cases, the distribution will be paid on or before January 4, 2018, to unitholders of record on December 28, 2017. The ex-dividend date in each case is December 27, 2017.

  Trading Symbol Distribution Amount (per unit)
First Asset Can-Energy Covered Call ETF OXF $0.1647
First Asset Can-Materials Covered Call ETF MXF $0.2000
First Asset Energy Giants Covered Call ETF NXF $0.1100
NXF $0.1100
First Asset Tech Giants Covered Call ETF TXF $0.2301
TXF.B $0.3068
First Asset Canadian Convertible Bond ETF CXF $0.0400
First Asset 1-5 Year Laddered Government Strip Bond Index ETF BXF $0.0323
First Asset Morningstar Canada Dividend Target 30 Index ETF DXM $0.0974
First Asset Morningstar Canada Momentum Index ETF WXM $0.0559
First Asset Morningstar Canada Value Index ETF FXM $0.0686
First Asset Morningstar International Value Index ETF VXM $0.1013
VXM.B $0.1068
First Asset Morningstar International Momentum Index ETF ZXM $0.0591
ZXM.B $0.0615
First Asset Morningstar National Bank Québec Index ETF QXM $0.0687
First Asset Morningstar US Dividend Target 50 Index ETF UXM $0.0931
UXM.B $0.1015
First Asset Morningstar US Momentum Index ETF YXM $0.0340 Note 1
YXM.B $0.0380 Note 1
First Asset Morningstar US Value Index ETF XXM $0.0366
XXM.B $0.0468
First Asset MSCI Canada Low Risk Weighted ETF RWC $0.0735
First Asset MSCI Europe Low Risk Weighted ETF RWE $0.1263
RWE.B $0.1230
First Asset MSCI USA Low Risk Weighted ETF RWU $0.0464
RWU.B $0.0539
First Asset MSCI World Low Risk Weighted ETF RWW $0.1298
RWW.B $0.1353
First Asset MSCI International Low Risk Weighted ETF RWX $0.1021 Note 2
RWX.B $0.1036 Note 2
First Asset U.S. & Canada Lifeco Income ETF FLI $0.1690
First Asset Active Canadian Dividend ETF FDV $0.0312
First Asset Active Credit ETF FAO $0.0450
FAO.U $0.0450 (USD$)
First Asset Active Utility & Infrastructure ETF FAI $0.0355
First Asset Core Canadian Equity ETF CED $0.1084
First Asset Core U.S. Equity ETF CES $0.0631
CES.B $0.0688
CES.U $0.0639 (USD$)
First Asset European Bank ETF FHB $0.0452
First Asset Canadian REIT ETF RIT $0.0675
First Asset CanBanc Income Class ETF CIC $0.1750
First Asset Core Canadian Equity Income Class ETF CSY $0.2664
First Asset Short Term Government Bond Index Class ETF FGB $0.0329
First Asset MSCI Canada Quality Index Class ETF FQC $0.0961
First Asset Global Financial Sector ETF FSF $0.0530
First Asset Preferred Share ETF FPR $0.0768
First Asset Long Duration Fixed Income ETF FLB $0.0451
First Asset Enhanced Short Duration Bond ETF FSB $0.0300
FSB.U $0.0300
First Asset Investment Grade Bond ETF FIG $0.0400
FIG.U $0.0000
First Asset Cambridge Core U.S. Equity ETF FCY $0.1812
FCY.B $0.1775
First Asset Cambridge Global Dividend ETF FCW $0.1551 Note 3
FCW.B $0.1602 Note 3
First Asset Canadian Buyback Index ETF FBE $0.0885
First Asset U.S. Buyback Index ETF FBU $0.0785
First Asset U.S. Equity Multi-Factor Index ETF FUM $0.0623
First Asset Canadian Dividend Low Volatility Index ETF FDL $0.1820
First Asset U.S. Tactical Sector Allocation Index ETF FUT $0.0670
Note 1 - This is an annual distribution for the Fund.
Note 2, Note 3 - This is the initial quarterly distribution for the Fund.

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 www.firstasset.com.

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

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