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

Canadian General Investments, Limited

September 02, 2009 10:25 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Sept. 2, 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 August 31, 2009 was $16.89, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 22.3% and -34.3%, respectively. These compare with the 23.7% and -18.2% 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 August 31, 2009 was $13.35, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of 48.1% and -33.3%, respectively.

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



Materials 24.1%
Energy 23.4%
Financials 18.0%
Cash & Cash Equivalents 8.5%
Industrials 8.4%
Information Technology 6.4%
Consumer Discretionary 4.6%
Consumer Staples 3.4%
Telecommunication Services 2.2%
Utilities 1.9%


The top ten investments which comprised 29.8% of the investment portfolio at market as of August 31, 2009 were as follows:



Canadian Treasury Bills 5.0%
Canadian Cash 3.5%
BMTC Group Inc. 3.1%
Royal Bank of Canada 3.1%
Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Income Fund 2.8%
Bank of Montreal 2.7%
Franco-Nevada Corporation 2.5%
BPO Properties Ltd. 2.4%
Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. 2.4%
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated 2.3%


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