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Press release from CNW Group

First National announces closing of offering of debentures

Friday, May 07, 2010

First National announces closing of offering of debentures10:20 EDT Friday, May 07, 2010/NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE U.S./TORONTO, May 7 /CNW/ - First National Financial Income Fund ("First National" or "the Fund") (TSX: FN.UN) today announced that it has completed its offering of $175 million aggregate principal amount of 5.07% senior secured debentures, guaranteed, jointly and severally, on a secured basis by certain affiliates of the Fund, including First National Financial LP (the "Debentures"). The Debentures were issued on a best-efforts marketed basis through a syndicate of agents led by RBC Capital Markets and TD Securities Inc.These Debentures have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "1933 Act") or any securities laws of any state, territory or possession of the United States ("state securities laws"), and may only be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, within the United States pursuant to the registration requirements of the 1933 Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption therefrom. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States of America, its territories or possessions.About First National Financial Income FundFirst National Financial Income Fund (TSX: FN.UN) owns a 21% interest in First National Financial LP, a Canadian-based originator, underwriter and servicer of predominantly prime residential (single family and multi-unit) and commercial mortgages. With nearly $49 billion in mortgages under administration, First National is Canada's largest non-bank originator and underwriter of mortgages and is among the top three in market share in the growing mortgage broker distribution channel. For more information, please visit www.firstnational.ca.Forward-Looking InformationCertain information included in this news release may constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of securities laws. In some cases, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of terms such as "may", "will, "should", "expect", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "intend", "estimate", "predict", "potential", "continue" or other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. This forward-looking information should not be read as providing guarantees of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be an accurate indication of whether or not, or the times by which, those results will be achieved. This forward-looking information is as of the date of this release, and is subject to change after such date. However, management and the Fund disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable securities regulations.For further information: Rob Inglis, Chief Financial Officer, First National Financial LP, Tel: (416) 593-1100, Email: rob.inglis@firstnational.ca; Steve Wallace, Vice President, BarnesMcInerney Inc., Tel: (416) 367-5000, Email: swallace@barnesmcinerney.com