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

February 02, 2012 14:21 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Feb. 2, 2012) - 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 January 31, 2012 was $21.85, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 6.9% and -6.9%, respectively. These compare with the 4.4% and -5.6% 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 January 31, 2012 was $16.46, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of 2.9% and -10.6%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of January 31, 2012 were as follows:

Energy 25.7%
Materials 23.9%
Financials 19.5%
Industrials 8.6%
Consumer Discretionary 7.9%
Information Technology 7.3%
Telecommunication Services 3.1%
Utilities 2.8%
Consumer Staples 0.7%
Health Care 0.5%

The top ten investments which comprised 31.1% of the investment portfolio at market as of January 31, 2012 were as follows:

Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation 4.6%
Enbridge Inc. 3.4%
SXC Health Solutions Corp. 3.1%
Brookfield Office Properties Canada 3.1%
BMTC Group Inc. 3.0%
Apple Inc. 3.0%
Franco-Nevada Corporation 2.9%
Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. 2.7%
Bank of Montreal 2.7%
Dollarama Inc. 2.6%

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