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

Canadian General Investments, Limited

May 04, 2010 15:31 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - May 4, 2010) - 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 April 30, 2010 was $21.06, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 9.6% and 58.7%, respectively. These compare with the 4.9% and 34.7% 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 April 30, 2010 was $18.03, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of 14.3% and 68.1%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of April 30, 2010 were as follows:

Materials 27.2%
Energy 27.0%
Financials 16.5%
Consumer Discretionary 7.6%
Industrials 7.3%
Information Technology 6.7%
Cash & Cash Equivalents 2.3%
Telecommunication Services 2.2%
Utilities 1.9%
Consumer Staples 1.7%

The top ten investments which comprised 28.4% of the investment portfolio at market as of April 30, 2010 were as follows:

BMTC Group Inc. 3.9%
Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. 3.4%
Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Income Fund 3.4%
Royal Bank of Canada 2.9%
BPO Properties Ltd. 2.8%
Bank of Montreal 2.7%
Franco-Nevada Corporation 2.4%
SXC Health Solutions Corp. 2.4%
Enbridge Inc. 2.3%
Rogers Communications Inc. 2.2%

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