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

August 04, 2011 10:33 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Aug. 4, 2011) - Canadian General Investments, Limited (TSX:CGI)(TSX:CGI.PR.B)(TSX:CGI.PR.C)(LSE:CGI) (CGI) reports on an unaudited basis that its net asset value per share (NAV) at July 31, 2011 was $22.34, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of -6.6% and 21.1%, respectively. These compare with the -2.3% and 13.4% 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, 2011 was $17.34, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of -9.0% and 21.0%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of July 31, 2011 were as follows:

Energy 26.0%
Materials 25.0%
Financials 16.3%
Consumer Discretionary 9.5%
Information Technology 6.9%
Industrials 6.5%
Cash & Cash Equivalents 4.1%
Utilities 2.6%
Telecommunication Services 2.2%
Consumer Staples 0.9%

The top ten investments which comprised 32.9% of the investment portfolio at market as of July 31, 2011 were as follows:

Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation 4.6%
BMTC Group Inc. 4.4%
Cash 4.1%
SXC Health Solutions Corp. 3.5%
Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. 3.0%
Brookfield Office Properties Canada 3.0%
Enbridge Inc. 2.7%
Bank of Montreal 2.7%
Apple Inc. 2.6%
Franco-Nevada Corporation 2.3%

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