First National Financial Corporation announces August dividend payment

15 août 2012

For Immediate Release

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Toronto, Ontario, August 15, 2012 – First National Financial Corporation (TSX: FN) (the “Company”) today announced its monthly dividend payment of $0.108334 per common share for the period August 1 to August 31, 2012. The dividend will be payable on September 17, 2012 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 31, 2012.

About First National Financial Corporation

First National Financial Corporation (TSX: FN) is the parent company of First National Financial LP, a Canadian-based originator, underwriter and servicer of predominantly prime residential (single-family and multi-unit) and commercial mortgages. With over $63 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 mortgage broker distribution channel. For more information, please visit www.firstnational.ca.

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For further information:

Rob Inglis

Chief Financial Officer First National Financial Corporation

Tel: 416-593-1100

Email: rob.inglis@firstnational.ca

Steve Wallace

Vice President Barnes Communications Inc. Tel: 416-367-5000 Email: swallace@barnesir.com