Canadian General Investments, Limited

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Canadian General Investments, Limited

December 05, 2012 16:03 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Dec. 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 November 30, 2012 was $21.73, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 7.2% and 6.4%, respectively. These compare with the 5.1% and 3.4% 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 November 30, 2012 was $15.12, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of -4.4% and 1.8%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of November 30, 2012 were as follows:

Materials 21.5 %
Financials 20.7 %
Energy 20.4 %
Consumer Discretionary 9.6 %
Industrials 8.4 %
Information Technology 5.0 %
Health Care 4.8 %
Telecommunication Services 3.8 %
Utilities 2.9 %
Cash & Cash Equivalents 2.6 %
Consumer Staples 0.7 %

The top ten investments which comprised 34.1% of the investment portfolio at market as of November 30, 2012 were as follows:

Catamaran Corporation 4.8 %
Franco-Nevada Corporation 4.2 %
Dollarama Inc. 3.8 %
Brookfield Canada Office Properties 3.8 %
Enbridge Inc. 3.6 %
Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation 3.3 %
Bank of Montreal 2.7 %
Apple Inc. 2.7 %
Canadian Cash 2.6 %
Rogers Communications Inc. 2.6 %

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