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

August 02, 2012 16:32 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Aug. 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 July 31, 2012 was $20.96, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 3.1% and -2.5%, respectively. These compare with the -0.7% and -7.2% 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 July 31, 2012 was $15.09, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of -5.0% and -8.4%, respectively.

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

Energy 21.9 %
Financials 20.7 %
Materials 19.4 %
Consumer Discretionary 10.5 %
Industrials 8.7 %
Information Technology 5.4 %
Health Care 4.4 %
Telecommunication Services 3.6 %
Utilities 3.1 %
Cash & Cash Equivalents 1.7 %
Consumer Staples 0.6 %

The top ten investments which comprised 35.3% of the investment portfolio at market as of July 31, 2012 were as follows:

Catamaran Corporation (formerly SXC Health Solutions Corp.) 4.3 %
Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation 4.2 %
Dollarama Inc. 3.9 %
Franco-Nevada Corporation 3.8 %
Enbridge Inc. 3.8 %
Brookfield Canada Office Properties 3.7 %
Apple Inc. 3.6 %
BMTC Group Inc. 2.9 %
Bank of Montreal 2.7 %
Rogers Communications Inc. 2.4 %

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