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

March 05, 2012 16:40 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - March 5, 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 February 29, 2012 was $22.93, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 12.2% and -4.9%, respectively. These compare with the 6.1% and -8.1% 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 February 29, 2012 was $17.40, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of 8.7% and -7.9%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of February 29, 2012 were as follows:

Energy 26.7 %
Materials 22.8 %
Financials 19.0 %
Industrials 8.8 %
Consumer Discretionary 8.2 %
Information Technology 8.0 %
Telecommunication Services 3.0 %
Utilities 2.8 %
Consumer Staples 0.7 %
Cash & Cash Equivalents 0.5 %
Health Care 0.3 %

The top ten investments which comprised 31.1% of the investment portfolio at market as of February 29, 2012 were as follows:

Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation 4.5 %
SXC Health Solutions Corp. 3.3 %
Apple Inc. 3.3 %
Enbridge Inc. 3.3 %
Brookfield Canada Office Properties 3.1 %
BMTC Group Inc. 3.0 %
Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. 2.9 %
Franco-Nevada Corporation 2.7 %
Bank of Montreal 2.5 %
Dollarama Inc. 2.5 %

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