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

Canadian General Investments, Limited

February 05, 2013 14:50 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Feb. 5, 2013) - 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 January 31, 2013 was $22.56, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 3.2% and 7.0%, respectively. These compare with the 2.3% and 5.0% 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, 2013 was $16.00, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of 1.6% and 2.1%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of January 31, 2013 were as follows:

Financials 21.6 %
Energy 21.1 %
Materials 20.1 %
Industrials 9.9 %
Consumer Discretionary 9.6 %
Health Care 4.5 %
Information Technology 4.5 %
Telecommunication Services 3.9 %
Utilities 3.1 %
Cash & Cash Equivalents 1.3 %
Consumer Staples 0.7 %

The top ten investments which comprised 33.6% of the investment portfolio at market as of January 31, 2013 were as follows:

Catamaran Corporation 4.5 %
Franco-Nevada Corporation 3.9 %
Enbridge Inc. 3.8 %
Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation 3.7 %
Brookfield Canada Office Properties 3.7 %
Dollarama Inc. 3.6 %
Bank of Montreal 2.8 %
Rogers Communications Inc. 2.7 %
Royal Bank of Canada 2.5 %
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited 2.4 %

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