Confirmed 2015 Annual Special Distributions for First Asset ETFs

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TORONTO, Dec. 30, 2015 /CNW/ - First Asset Investment Management Inc. ("First Asset") announces the confirmed amounts of the annual special year-end distributions (the "Special Distributions") for the 2015 tax year for its First Asset exchange traded funds ("First Asset ETFs"), as set out in the table below.

Each of the First Asset ETFs is required to distribute any net income and capital gains that it has earned in the year.  The Special Distributions will generally consist of capital gains and/or any excess net income at year end.  The Special Distributions will not be paid in cash, but will be reinvested and the resulting units immediately consolidated so that the number of units held by each investor will not change.   Investors holding their units outside registered plans will have taxable amounts to report and an increase in the adjusted cost base of their investment. In all cases, the Special Distributions will be paid to unitholders of record on December 30, 2015.  The ex-dividend date in each case is December 24, 2015.

Fund Name

TSX Trading Symbol

Confirmed

Special Distributions

per Fund Unit as at

December 30, 2015

First Asset Morningstar National Bank Québec Index ETF

 

QXM

$0.9447

QXM.A

$0.9629

First Asset Morningstar Canada Momentum Index ETF

 

WXM

$0.0958

WXM.A

$0.1304

First Asset Morningstar US Value Index ETF

 

 

 

XXM

$0.2928

XXM.A

$0.2898

XXM.B

$0.2413

XXM.D

$0.4093

First Asset Morningstar US Dividend Target 50 Index ETF

 

 

 

UXM

$0.0264

UXM.A

$0.0090

UXM.B

$0.0000

UXM.D

$0.0000

First Asset MSCI World Low Risk Weighted ETF

 

 

 

RWW

$0.0531

RWW.A

$0.0500

RWW.B

$0.1100

RWW.D

$0.1100

First Asset Canadian REIT ETF

 

RIT

$0.5529

RIT.A

$0.1900

First Asset Can-Energy Covered Call ETF

OXF

$0.00

OXF.A

$0.00

First Asset Can-Materials Covered Call ETF

MXF

$0.00

MXF.A

$0.00

First Asset Canadian Convertible Bond ETF

CXF

$0.00

CXF.A

$0.00

First Asset Tech Giants Covered Call ETF

TXF

$0.00

TXF.A

$0.00

First Asset Energy Giants Covered Call ETF

NXF

$0.00

NXF.A

$0.00

NXF.B

$0.00

NXF.D

$0.00

First Asset Morningstar Canada Dividend Target 30 Index ETF

 

DXM

$0.00

DXM.A

$0.00

First Asset Morningstar Canada Value Index ETF

 

FXM

$0.00

FXM.A

$0.00

First Asset Morningstar US Momentum Index ETF

 

 

 

YXM

$0.00

YXM.A

$0.00

YXM.B

$0.00

YXM.D

$0.00

First Asset Morningstar International Value Index ETF

 

 

 

VXM

$0.00

VXM.A

$0.00

VXM.B

$0.00

VXM.D

$0.00

First Asset Morningstar International Momentum Index ETF

 

 

 

ZXM

$0.00

ZXM.A

$0.00

ZXM.B

$0.00

ZXM.D

$0.00

First Asset Provincial Bond Index ETF

 

PXF

$0.00

PXF.A

$0.00

First Asset 1-5 Year Laddered Government Strip Bond Index ETF

 

BXF

$0.00

BXF.A

$0.00

First Asset MSCI Canada Low Risk Weighted ETF

 

RWC

$0.00

RWC.A

$0.00

First Asset MSCI USA Low Risk Weighted ETF

 

 

 

RWU

$0.00

RWU.A

$0.00

RWU.B

$0.00

RWU.D

$0.00

First Asset MSCI Europe Low Risk Weighted ETF

 

 

 

RWE

$0.00

RWE.A

$0.00

RWE.B

$0.00

RWE.D

$0.00

First Asset Hamilton Capital European Bank ETF

 

FHB

$0.00

FHB.A

$0.00

First Asset Active Canadian Dividend ETF

 

FDV

$0.00

FDV.A

$0.00

First Asset U.S. & Canada Lifeco Income ETF

 

FLI

$0.00

FLI.A

$0.00

First Asset Active Utility & Infrastructure ETF

 

FAI

$0.00

FAI.A

$0.00

First Asset Active Credit ETF

 

 

 

FAO

$0.00

FAO.A

$0.00

FAO.U

$0.00

FAO.V

$0.00

First Asset Core Canadian Equity ETF

 

CED

$0.00

CED.A

$0.00

First Asset Core U.S. Equity ETF

 

 

 

CES

$0.00

CES.A

$0.00

CES.B

$0.00

CES.D

$0.00

CES.U

$0.00

CES.V

$0.00

First Asset Core Balanced ETF

 

CBB

$0.00

CBB.A

$0.00

First Asset CanBanc Income ETF

 

CIC

$0.00

CIC.A

$0.00

First Asset Core Canadian Equity Income ETF

 

CSY

$0.00

CSY.A

$0.00

These confirmed amounts are for the Special Distributions only and do not include the ongoing regular monthly or quarterly cash distribution amounts which were announced on December 17, 2015, in a separate press release.  These confirmed Special Distribution amounts replace the previous estimates announced on December 8, 2015. 

The actual taxable amounts of all distributions (cash and reinvested) for 2015, including the tax characteristics of the distributions, will be reported to brokers (through CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc. or "CDS") in early 2016.

First Asset – Smart Solutions®
First Asset is an investment firm focused on providing smart, low cost solutions that address the real-world investment needs of Canadians - capital appreciation, income generation and risk mitigation. Rooted in strong fundamentals, First Asset's smart solutions strive to deliver better risk-adjusted returns than the broad market while helping investors achieve their personal financial goals.

This communication is intended for informational purposes only. Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investments in exchange-traded funds. Please read the prospectus before investing. The funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

SOURCE First Asset Exchange Traded Funds

For further information: please contact Investor Relations, First Asset at 416-642-1289 or 18776421289 or visit www.firstasset.com.


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