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

Canadian General Investments, Limited

March 03, 2010 09:04 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2010) - Canadian General Investments, Limited (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 February 28, 2010 was $19.36 resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 0.5% and 56.7%, respectively. These compare with the -0.6% and 47.6% 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 February 28, 2010 was $15.55, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of -1.8% and 78.9%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of February 28, 2010 were as follows:

Materials 26.9%
Energy 25.5%
Financials 16.3%
Industrials 6.9%
Consumer Discretionary 6.5%
Information Technology 5.8%
Cash & Cash Equivalents 4.7%
Consumer Staples 3.2%
Telecommunication Services 2.3%
Utilities 1.9%

The top ten investments which comprised 28.3% of the investment portfolio at market as of February 28, 2010 were as follows:

BMTC Group Inc. 3.9%
Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Income Fund 3.3%
BPO Properties Ltd. 3.1%
Royal Bank of Canada 2.8%
Canadian Treasury Bills 2.7%
Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. 2.7%
Bank of Montreal 2.5%
Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd. 2.5%
Franco-Nevada Corporation 2.5%
Enbridge Inc. 2.3%

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