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September 29, 2014 13:36 ET

First Asset Hamilton Capital European Bank Fund Files Preliminary Prospectus

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 29, 2014) -

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First Asset Hamilton Capital European Bank Fund (the "Fund") announces that it has filed a preliminary prospectus dated September 26, 2014 with the securities regulatory authorities of all of the Canadian provinces and territories for an initial public offering of trust units (the "Units") at $10 per Unit.

The Fund's investment objective is to seek long-term total returns consisting of long-term capital appreciation and regular dividend income from an actively managed portfolio comprised primarily of equity securities of European banks (the "Portfolio").

The Portfolio will be managed by Hamilton Capital Partners Inc. First Asset Investment Management Inc. ("First Asset" or the "Manager") will act as the promoter, manager and trustee of the Fund and will provide all administrative and management services required by the Fund.

The Fund will, subject to receipt of all approvals required under applicable laws, merge (the "Merger") into First Asset Hamilton Capital European Bank ETF (the "ETF") if, after November 30, 2015, for a period of 10 consecutive trading days, the daily weighted average trading price (or, in the event there has been no trading on a particular day, the average of the closing bid and ask prices) of the Units is at a discount greater than 2% of the net asset value per Unit for that day.

The syndicate of agents for this offering is being led by CIBC, co-led by RBC Capital Markets, National Bank Financial Inc. and TD Securities Inc., and includes BMO Capital Markets, Scotiabank, Canaccord Genuity Corp., GMP Securities L.P., Raymond James Ltd., Desjardins Securities Inc. and Manulife Securities Incorporated.

A preliminary prospectus containing important information relating to these securities has been filed with securities commissions or similar authorities in each of the provinces and territories of Canada. The preliminary prospectus is still subject to completion or amendment. Copies of the preliminary prospectus may be obtained from one of the dealers noted above. There will not be any sale or any acceptance of an offer to buy the securities until a receipt for the final prospectus has been issued.

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