TORONTO, July 17, 2008 - First Asset Global Infrastructure Fund (the "Fund") (TSX:FAI.UN) announced today acceptance by the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX") of the Fund's Notice of Intention to make a Normal Course Issuer Bid (the "NCIB").
Pursuant to the NCIB, the Fund proposes to purchase through the facilities of the TSX, from time to time, if it is considered advisable, up to 295,850 Units of the Fund, representing approximately 10% of the public float which is the same number as the Fund's issued and outstanding Units, being 2,958,500 Units as of the date hereof. The Fund will not purchase in any given 30-day period, in the aggregate, more than 59,170 Units, being 2% of the issued and outstanding Units as of the date hereof. Purchases of Units under the NCIB may commence on July 20, 2008. The Board of Directors of First Asset Funds Inc., the manager of the Fund, believes that such purchases are in the best interests of the Fund and are a desirable use of the Fund's funds. All purchases will be made through the facilities of the TSX in accordance with its rules and policies. Units purchased by the Fund pursuant to the NCIB may be cancelled or held for resale. The NCIB will expire on July 19, 2009.
On July 18, 2007, the Fund announced that it was making a Normal Course Issuer Bid, which commenced July 20, 2007, to purchase up to 300,000 Units through the facilities of the TSX. Under the bid, which expires on July 19, 2008, an aggregate of 41,500 Units were repurchased at an average price of $8.0315 per Unit excluding commissions.
For further information, please contact Rob MacNiven, Investor Relations, First Asset at 416-642-1289 or 1-877-642-1289 or visit www.firstasset.com.