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

Canadian General Investments, Limited

November 03, 2009 12:15 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Nov. 3, 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 October 31, 2009 was $17.32, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 25.9% and 14.8%, respectively. These compare with the 24.8% and 15.7% 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 October 31, 2009 was $14.20, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of 58.2% and 26.9%, respectively.

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

Materials27.0%
Energy24.4%
Financials16.9%
Industrials7.0%
Information Technology5.9%
Consumer Discretionary5.6%
Cash & Cash Equivalents4.3%
Consumer Staples3.5%
Telecommunication Services2.2%
Utilities1.9%

The top ten investments which comprised 26.0% of the investment portfolio at market as of October 31, 2009 were as follows:

Royal Bank of Canada3.0%
Canadian Treasury Bill2.9%
Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Income Fund2.9%
BMTC Group Inc.2.8%
Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd.2.5%
Bank of Montreal2.5%
Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp.2.5%
BPO Properties Ltd.2.4%
Franco-Nevada Corporation2.3%
Rogers Communications Inc.2.2%

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