Canadian General Investments, Limited
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Canadian General Investments, Limited

May 03, 2013 14:42 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwired - May 3, 2013) - 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 April 30, 2013 was $22.73, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 4.2% and 4.3%, respectively. These compare with the 1.2% and 4.5% 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 April 30, 2013 was $15.95, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of 1.7% and 2.8%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of April 30, 2013 were as follows:

Financials 21.9 %
Energy 20.9 %
Materials 17.7 %
Consumer Discretionary 10.8 %
Industrials 9.6 %
Health Care 5.0 %
Information Technology 4.2 %
Telecommunication Services 4.1 %
Utilities 3.3 %
Cash & Cash Equivalents 1.8 %
Consumer Staples 0.7 %

The top ten investments which comprised 34.6% of the investment portfolio at market as of April 30, 2013 were as follows:

Catamaran Corporation 5.0 %
Dollarama Inc. 4.3 %
Enbridge Inc. 4.1 %
Brookfield Canada Office Properties 3.7 %
Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation 3.6 %
Franco-Nevada Corporation 3.2 %
Rogers Communications Inc. 2.9 %
Bank of Montreal 2.8 %
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited 2.6 %
Royal Bank of Canada 2.4 %

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