Canadian General Investments, Limited
TSX : CGI
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Canadian General Investments, Limited

November 03, 2011 10:48 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Nov. 3, 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 October 31, 2011 was $20.65, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of -13.4% and -3.4%, respectively. These compare with the -6.9% and -0.8% 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 October 31, 2011 was $15.85, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of -16.5% and -5.0%, respectively.

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

Energy 25.2%
Materials 21.2%
Financials 17.0%
Consumer Discretionary 9.1%
Cash & Cash Equivalents 8.2%
Industrials 7.0%
Information Technology 6.9%
Telecommunication Services 3.1%
Utilities 2.9%
Consumer Staples 0.7%
Health Care 0.6%

The top ten investments which comprised 34.2% of the investment portfolio at market as of October 31, 2011 were as follows:

Cash 4.8%
BMTC Group Inc. 4.7%
Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation 4.3%
Canadian Treasury Bills 3.4%
Enbridge Inc. 3.2%
Brookfield Office Properties Canada 3.0%
Bank of Montreal 2.8%
Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. 2.7%
Apple Inc. 2.7%
SXC Health Solutions Corp. 2.6%

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