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First Asset DEX Provincial Bond Index ETF To Trade On Toronto Stock Exchange

January 17, 2013

First Asset DEX Provincial Bond Index ETF (the “ETF”) - An application has been granted for the original listing in the Industrial category of 200,000 common units (the “Common Units”) and 50,000 advisor class units (the “Advisor Class Units”) of the ETF (collectively, the “Units”), all of which will be issued and outstanding, upon the completion of an initial public offering.

Listing of the Units will become effective at 5:01 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2013 in anticipation of the offering closing prior to the opening of trading on Monday, January 21, 2013. The Units will be posted for trading at the opening on Monday, January 21, 2013.

The ETF is authorized to issue an unlimited number of redeemable, transferable Units of each of the Common Units and the Advisor Class Units, each of which represents an undivided interest in the net assets of the ETF. Units of the ETF are being offered for sale on a continuous basis and there is no maximum number of Units of the ETF that may be issued.

Registration of interests in, and transfers of, Units of the ETF will be made only through the book-entry only system of CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc. (“CDS”). Units of the ETF must be purchased, transferred and surrendered for redemption only through a CDS Participant. Upon buying Units of the ETF, the owner will receive only the customary confirmation.

Additional information on the Units may be found in the final prospectus of the ETF dated January 3, 2013 (the “Prospectus”) which is available at Capitalized terms not otherwise defined below are as defined in the Prospectus.

Common Units

Stock Symbol:PXF CUSIP: 31863Y 10 6Currency: CDN$

Advisor Class Units

Stock Symbol:PXF.ACUSIP: 31863Y 11 4Currency: CDN$

Market Maker:TD Securities Inc.

Other Markets:None

Head Office:95 Wellington Street West
Suite 1400
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2N7

Email Address:


Head Office
Telephone Number:(416) 642-1289

Fax Number:(416) 362-2199

Investor Relations:Rob MacNiven
(416) 642-1289

Manager:First Asset Investment Management Inc.

Transfer Agent
& Registrar: Computershare Trust Company of Canada. at its principal office in Toronto.

Chief Financial Officer:Karen Wagman

Corporate Secretary:Z. Edward Akkawi

Fiscal Year End: December 31

Incorporation:The ETF is an open-ended mutual fund trust established on January 3, 2013 under the laws of the Province of Ontario by an amended and restated Declaration of Trust.

Nature of Business:The ETF has been designed to replicate, to the extent possible, the performance of a Canadian provincial government bond index, net of expenses. The current Index is the DEX Universe Provincial Bond Index™, a sub-index of the DEX Universe Bond Index™. The ETF invests primarily in Canadian provincial government issued bonds.
Common and
Advisor Class: The only difference between Common Units and Advisor Class Units is the Management Fee payable by the ETF due to the service fee payable by the Manager in respect of the Advisor Class Units. Accordingly, the net asset value per Unit of each class will not be the same as a result of the different fees allocable to each class of Units. Each class of the ETF will pay an annual management fee to the Manager equal to 0.25% of the net asset value of that class, calculated daily and payable monthly in arrears, plus, in respect of the Advisor Units, an additional amount, equal to 0.50% of the net asset value of that class (total: 0.75%), calculated daily and paid as soon as practicable after the end of each calendar quarter, plus applicable taxes.

Conversion of Units:Unitholders of the ETF may convert Advisor Class Units into Common Units or Common Units into Advisor Class Units in any month. To do so, Units must be surrendered and the Unitholder's CDS Participant must deliver to CDS (at its office in the City of Toronto) on behalf of the Unitholder a written notice of the Unitholder's intention to convert during the period from the first day of a month until 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on the last business day prior to the 16th day of such month. Units surrendered for conversion will be converted on the last Trading Day of that month. For a Unitholder's Advisor Units so converted, the Unitholder will receive a number of whole Common Units equal to the net asset value per Advisor Unit as of the Advisor Monthly Conversion Date multiplied by the number of Advisor Units so converted divided by the net asset value per Common Unit as of the Advisor Monthly Conversion Date. As no fractional Units will be issued upon conversion, any remaining fraction of an Advisor Unit will be redeemed at its net asset value.

Distributions:Any cash distributions of income on Units of a First Asset ETF are expected to be made monthly. As a result of the higher management fees on the Advisor Class Units, any such cash distributions on the Advisor Class Units are expected to be less than the distributions payable on the Common Units.

Initial Issuance of Units:Pursuant to the Prospectus, 200,000 Common Units and 50,000 Advisor Class Units of the ETF will be initially issued at a subscription price of $10.00 per Unit. Units of the ETF are being issued and sold on a continuous distribution basis.