Canadian General Investments, Limited
TSX : CGI
TSX : CGI.PR.B
LSE : CGI
TSX : CGI.PR.C

Canadian General Investments, Limited

August 05, 2009 10:42 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Aug. 5, 2009) - Canadian General Investments, Limited (CGI) (TSX:CGI)(TSX:CGI.PR.B)(TSX:CGI.PR.C)(LSE:CGI) reports on an unaudited basis that its net asset value per share (NAV) at July 31, 2009 was $16.33, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 18.3% and -36.8%, respectively. These compare with the 22.5% and -17.7% returns of the benchmark S&P/TSX Composite Index on a total return basis for the same periods.

The closing price for CGI's common shares at July 31, 2009 was $12.45, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of 38.1% and -41.1%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of July 31, 2009 were as follows:



Energy 24.6%
Materials 23.1%
Financials 17.3%
Cash & Cash Equivalents 9.9%
Industrials 7.5%
Information Technology 6.2%
Consumer Discretionary 4.0%
Consumer Staples 3.2%
Telecommunication Services 2.2%
Utilities 2.0%


The top ten investments which comprised 31.9% of the investment portfolio at market as of July 31, 2009 were as follows:



Canadian Treasury Bills 5.1%
Canadian Cash 4.8%
BMTC Group Inc. 3.1%
Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Income Fund 3.0%
Royal Bank of Canada 2.9%
Bank of Montreal 2.8%
Franco-Nevada Corporation 2.7%
Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. 2.7%
Manulife Financial Corporation 2.4%
Research In Motion Limited 2.4%


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