Press Release

Announces Semi-Annual Results
(For Release 9 a.m. EDT, August 26, 2002)

Toronto, August 26, 2002: Mulvihill Premium U.S. (the “Fund”) announces results for the six months ended June 30, 2002. Net realized loss before distributions amount to $(3.2) million or $(0.27) per unit. Net assets decreased from $234.1 million to $181.9 million. Distributions to Unitholders amounted to $11.9 million or $1.00 per unit.

Mulvihill Premium U.S. was launched in February 1997 to provide investors with a stable stream of quarterly distributions of at least $0.50 per unit. The Fund intends to achieve its investment objectives by investing in a diversified portfolio (the “Portfolio”) consisting primarily of common shares issued by corporations that rank in the top 50 of the Standard & Poor’s 100 Index. In order to generate returns above the dividend income generated by the Portfolio, the Fund may write covered call options in respect of all or part of the securities in the Portfolio. In addition, the Fund may write cash covered put options in respect of securities in which the Fund is permitted to invest.

Mulvihill Premium U.S. offers investors the opportunity to conveniently acquire additional units of the Fund by re-investing their cash distributions through the Fund’s Distribution Reinvestment Plan (the “Plan”). Unitholders may enroll in the Plan by contacting their investment advisor or transfer agent.

The Fund’s investment portfolio is managed by its investment manager, Mulvihill Capital Management Inc. Fund Units are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol FPU.UN.

Selected Financial Information:
($ millions)

Statement of Operations
For the six months ended June 30, 2002

Revenue $ 0.3
NetRealized Gains (1.4)
  $ (1.1)
Less: Expenses (2.1)
Net Realized Income Before Distributions $ (3.2)

For more information please contact:
John Mulvihill, President & CEO
David Middleton, CFO
Mulvihill Structured Products

Mulvihill Premium U.S.
121 King Street West, Suite 2600
Toronto, Ontario M5H 3T9
(416) 681-3966   (800) 725-7172