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Declares Income Distribution (For Release 4 p.m. EDT June 18, 1998)

Toronto, June 18, 1998: First Premium U.S. Income Trust has declared a quarterly cash distribution of C$0.75 per Unit payable June 30, 1998 to holders of record June 30, 1998. This distribution consists of the regular quarterly distribution of C$0.50 per Unit and a special distribution of C$0.25 per Unit.

Unitholders of First Premium U.S. Income Trust may elect to have their distributions re-invested into additional units by enrolling in the Trustís Distribution Reinvestment Plan. Unitholders should contact their broker or the Plan Agent (Montreal Trust Company of Canada) to enroll in the plan.

The Trustís investment objectives are to provide Unitholders with a stable stream of quarterly distributions of at least $0.50 per Unit. The Trust intends to achieve its investment objectives by investing in a diversified portfolio consisting primarily of common shares issued by corporations that rank in the top 50 of the Standard & Poorís 100 Index. In order to generate returns above the dividend income generated by the portfolio, the Trust will write covered call options in respect of all or part of the securities in the portfolio.

The Trustís investment portfolio is managed by itís investment manager, Mulvihill Capital Management. Trust Units are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange and The Montreal Exchange under the symbol FPU.un.

Distribution Details:

Regular Distribution per Unit:

$ 0.50
Special Distribution per Unit: $ 0.25
Payable Date: June 30, 1998
Record Date: June 30, 1998
Ex-Dividend Date: June 26, 1998


For more information, please contact:
John Mulvihill, Chairman & CEO, Mulvihill Capital Management
Don Biggs, Vice President, Mulvihill Capital Management


First Premium U.S Income Trust
121 King Street West, Suite 2600
Toronto, Ontario M5H 3T9
(416) 681-3966   (800) 725-7172
premium@mulvihill.com
www.mulvihill.com