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

Canadian General Investments, Limited

October 05, 2009 10:26 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Oct. 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 September 30, 2009 was $17.85, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 29.7% and -8.4%, respectively. These compare with the 30.0% and 0.5% 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 September 30, 2009 was $14.68, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of 63.6% and -6.5%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of September 30, 2009 were as follows:

Materials26.9%
Energy23.6%
Financials17.9%
Industrials7.6%
Information Technology6.5%
Cash & Cash Equivalents6.4%
Consumer Discretionary4.2%
Consumer Staples3.4%
Telecommunication Services2.1%
Utilities1.8%

The top ten investments which comprised 27.1% of the investment portfolio at market as of September 30, 2009 were as follows:

Canadian Cash3.5%
Royal Bank of Canada3.1%
Canadian Treasury Bills2.9%
Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Income Fund2.7%
BPO Properties Ltd.2.6%
Bank of Montreal2.6%
BMTC Group Inc.2.6%
Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp.2.4%
Franco-Nevada Corporation2.4%
Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd.2.3%

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