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First Asset Closed-End Funds Confirm Distributions for Year-End 2017

TORONTO, January 9, 2018 - First Asset confirms the following regular distributions ("Regular Distributions") previously announced on December 18, 2017, and further confirms that none of the closed-end funds managed by First Asset are required to make any special distributions in respect of the year-ending December 31, 2017.

Regular Distributions
The following Regular Distributions will be paid in cash on or before January 15, 2018, to holders of record on December 29, 2017.

Name TSX Symbol Regular Distribution (per unit)
First Asset Diversified Convertible Debenture Fund DCD.UN $0.30
First Asset Canadian Convertibles Fund ADC.UN $0.15
First Asset North American Convertibles Fund NCD.UN $0.125
First Asset Morningstar U.S. Consumer Defensive Index Fund UCD.UN $0.0562

The actual taxable amounts of all distributions for 2017, including the tax characteristics of the distributions, will be reported to brokers (through CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc. or "CDS") in early 2018.

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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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