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First Asset Announces Estimated Distributions for 2012 Year-End

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 12/18/12 -- First Asset announces the following estimated regular distributions ("Estimated Regular Distributions") and estimated special distributions (if any) ("Estimated Special Distributions") for the year ending December 31, 2012. The final distribution amounts will be announced shortly after the year-end, and prior to payment, once each Fund's year-end tax position is finalized.

Estimated Regular Distributions

The following Estimated Regular Distributions will be paid in cash on or before January 15, 2013, to holders of record on December 31, 2012.


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                                                                   Estimated
                                                                     Regular
                                                        TSX     Distribution
Name                                                 Symbol       (per unit)
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First Asset Yield Opportunity Trust - Series A       FAY.UN    $      0.1458
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First Asset Yield Opportunity Trust - Series B        FAY.U    $ 0.044 (USD)
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First Asset Canadian REIT Income Fund                RIT.UN    $        0.05
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First Asset Pipes & Power Income Fund                EWP.UN    $        0.03
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Utility Split Trust - Capital Units                  UST.UN    $        0.05
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Utility Split Trust - Preferred Shares             UST.PR.B    $     0.13125
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Triax Diversified High-Yield Trust                   TRH.UN    $        0.07
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First Asset Diversified Convertible Debenture Fund   DCD.UN    $        0.30
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Preferred Share Investment Trust                     PSF.UN    $       0.175
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CanBanc Income Corp.                                    CIC    $       0.175
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Can-60 Income Corp.                                     CSY    $      0.1625
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Canadian Advantaged Convertibles Fund                ADC.UN    $        0.15
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Can-Financials Income Corp.                             FIC    $        0.15
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North American Advantaged Convertibles Fund          NCD.UN    $       0.125
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Canadian REIT Income Fund                            RIU.UN    $      0.1375
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First Asset Canadian Dividend Opportunity Fund II    DVF.UN    $     0.04167
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Estimated Special Distribution

The following Estimated Special Distribution will be paid in cash on or before January 15, 2013, to holders of record on December 31, 2012.


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                                                                   Estimated
                                                                     Special
                                                        TSX     Distribution
Name                                                 Symbol       (per unit)
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Canadian REIT Income Fund                            RIU.UN    $       0.025
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For further information, visit www.firstasset.com.

Contacts:
First Asset
Rob MacNiven
Investor Relations
416-642-1289 or 1-877-642-1289
www.firstasset.com

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