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

Canadian General Investments, Limited

September 02, 2010 12:42 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Sept. 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 August 31, 2010 was $19.49, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 1.8% and 20.0%, respectively. These compare with the 3.2% and 12.7% 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 August 31, 2010 was $15.40, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of -2.0% and 21.1%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of August 31, 2010 were as follows:
     
  Materials 25.4%
  Energy 23.1%
  Financials 16.0%
  Consumer Discretionary 8.8%
  Cash & Cash Equivalents 8.0%
  Information Technology 7.1%
  Industrials 6.9%
  Telecommunication Services 2.4%
  Utilities 2.1%
  Consumer Staples 1.7%
     
The top ten investments which comprised 35.4% of the investment portfolio at market as of August 31, 2010 were as follows:
     
  Canadian Treasury Bills 7.2%
  BMTC Group Inc. 5.3%
  Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. 3.5%
  Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation 3.2%
  SXC Health Solutions Corp. 3.0%
  Brookfield Office Properties Canada 2.9%
  Bank of Montreal 2.6%
  Franco-Nevada Corporation 2.6%
  Enbridge Inc. 2.6%
  Royal Bank of Canada 2.5%

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