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

Canadian General Investments, Limited

February 02, 2010 15:23 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Feb. 2, 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 January 31, 2010 was $18.35, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of -4.8% and 38.2%, respectively. These compare with the -5.3% and 31.7% 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 January 31, 2010 was $15.43, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of -2.5% and 62.3%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of January 31, 2010 were as follows:



Materials 25.8%
Energy 24.6%
Financials 17.0%
Industrials 6.9%
Consumer Discretionary 6.9%
Information Technology 5.8%
Cash & Cash Equivalents 3.5%
Consumer Staples 3.4%
Telecommunication Services 2.3%
Utilities 2.0%


The top ten investments which comprised 28.4% of the investment portfolio at market as of January 31, 2010 were as follows:



BMTC Group Inc. 3.8%
Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Income Fund 3.4%
BPO Properties Ltd. 3.0%
Canadian Treasury Bills 2.8%
Royal Bank of Canada 2.7%
Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd. 2.7%
Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. 2.6%
Franco-Nevada Corporation 2.5%
Bank of Montreal 2.5%
Enbridge Inc. 2.4%

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