Canadian General Investments, Limited
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Canadian General Investments, Limited

August 06, 2014 15:54 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwired - Aug. 6, 2014) - Canadian General Investments, Limited (CGI) (TSX:CGI)(TSX:CGI.PR.C)(TSX:CGI.PR.D)(LSE:CGI) reports on an unaudited basis that its net asset value per share (NAV) at July 31, 2014 was $28.27, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 11.2% and 31.8%, respectively. These compare with the 14.5% and 26.5% 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 July 31, 2014 was $19.79, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month share price returns, with dividends reinvested, of 9.0% and 38.4%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of July 31, 2014 were as follows:

Financials 23.2 %
Energy 22.2 %
Consumer Discretionary 15.4 %
Industrials 15.4 %
Materials 11.8 %
Information Technology 5.8 %
Telecommunication Services 2.9 %
Utilities 1.0 %
Consumer Staples 1.0 %
Health Care 0.8 %
Cash & Cash Equivalents 0.4 %

The top ten investments which comprised 30.0% of the investment portfolio at market as of July 31, 2014 were as follows:

Dollarama Inc. 4.4 %
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited 3.6 %
Enbridge Inc. 3.6 %
Bank of Montreal 3.0 %
Element Financial Corporation 2.7 %
Royal Bank of Canada 2.7 %
Methanex Corporation 2.6 %
Air Canada 2.6 %
Home Capital Group Inc. 2.5 %
Stantec Inc. 2.3 %

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