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

Canadian General Investments, Limited

June 05, 2012 16:18 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - June 5, 2012) - Canadian General Investments, Limited (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 May 31, 2012 was $20.95, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 2.8% and -10.7%, respectively. These compare with the -2.6% and -14.2% 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 May 31, 2012 was $15.00, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of -5.9% and -16.3%, respectively.

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

Energy 22.8 %
Financials 20.0 %
Materials 19.8 %
Consumer Discretionary 10.8 %
Information Technology 10.3 %
Industrials 8.6 %
Telecommunication Services 3.3 %
Utilities 3.0 %
Consumer Staples 0.6 %
Cash & Cash Equivalents 0.5 %

The top ten investments which comprised 34.7% of the investment portfolio at market as of May 31, 2012 were as follows:

SXC Health Solutions Corp. 4.7 %
Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation 4.2 %
Enbridge Inc. 3.8 %
Apple Inc. 3.6 %
Dollarama Inc. 3.6 %
Brookfield Canada Office Properties 3.5 %
Franco-Nevada Corporation 3.4 %
BMTC Group Inc. 3.0 %
Bank of Montreal 2.6 %
Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. 2.3 %

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