Canadian General Investments, Limited

Canadian General Investments, Limited

October 02, 2007 14:25 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Oct. 2, 2007) - Canadian General Investments, Limited (CGI) (TSX:CGI)(TSX:CGI.PR.A)(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, 2007 was $33.65, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 8.0% and 28.0%, respectively. CGI's returns compare with the 11.2% and 22.8% 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 was $28.40, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of 4.3% and 21.3%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of September 30, 2007 were as follows:

Financials 23.4%
Energy 21.4%
Materials 21.3%
Industrials 10.4%
Consumer Discretionary 8.1%
Information Technology 5.1%
Telecommunication Services 4.2%
Consumer Staples 2.6%
Utilities 1.5%
Health Care 1.0%
Cash & Cash Equivalents 1.0%

The top ten investments, which comprised 21.1% of the investment portfolio at market, excluding non-convertible preferred shares, as of September 30, 2007 were as follows:

Research In Motion Limited 3.2%
Rogers Communications Inc. 2.7%
Cameco Corporation 2.4%
BPO Properties Ltd. 2.1%
TSX Group Inc. 2.0%
BMTC Group Inc. 1.9%
Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. 1.8%
Russel Metals Inc. 1.7%
HudBay Minerals Inc. 1.7%
Canadian Western Bank 1.6%

Note 1: CGI's investment in NYSE Euronext, Inc. through its holdings in Caldwell New York Limited Partnership and Caldwell New York LP IV represented 2.4% of its investment portfolio at September 30, 2007.

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