Canadian General Investments, Limited
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Canadian General Investments, Limited

September 02, 2011 11:34 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Sept. 2, 2011) - 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, 2011 was $21.48, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of -10.2% and 14.9%, respectively. These compare with the -3.5% and 9.9% 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, 2011 was $16.50, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of -13.4% and 12.9%, respectively.

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

Materials 24.3%
Energy 24.3%
Financials 16.5%
Consumer Discretionary 8.9%
Information Technology 7.9%
Cash & Cash Equivalents 6.2%
Industrials 6.2%
Utilities 2.8%
Telecommunication Services 2.3%
Consumer Staples 0.9%
Health Care 0.7%
The top ten investments which comprised 32.8% of the investment portfolio at market as of August 31, 2011 were as follows:
BMTC Group Inc. 4.7%
Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation 4.6%
Canadian Treasury Bills 3.3%
SXC Health Solutions Corp. 3.2%
Brookfield Office Properties Canada 3.0%
Enbridge Inc. 2.9%
Cash 2.9%
Bank of Montreal 2.8%
Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. 2.7%
Apple Inc. 2.7%

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