Canadian General Investments, Limited
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Canadian General Investments, Limited

August 06, 2013 16:14 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwired - Aug. 6, 2013) - Canadian General Investments, Limited (CGI) (TSX:CGI)(TSX:CGI.PR.C)(TSX:CGI.PR.D)(LSE:CGI) reports on an unaudited basis that its net asset value per share (NAV) at July 31, 2013 was $22.20, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 2.1% and 9.7%, respectively. These compare with the 2.3% and 10.5% 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 July 31, 2013 was $15.02, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of -3.9% and 4.5%, respectively.

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

Financials 23.2%
Energy 20.9%
Materials 14.6%
Consumer Discretionary 13.6%
Industrials 10.7%
Health Care 4.8%
Information Technology 3.9%
Telecommunication Services 3.5%
Utilities 3.1%
Consumer Staples 1.2%
Cash & Cash Equivalents 1.0%

The top ten investments which comprised 33.0% of the investment portfolio at market as of July 31, 2013 were as follows:

Catamaran Corporation 4.8%
Dollarama Inc. 4.4%
Enbridge Inc. 4.0%
Brookfield Canada Office Properties 3.2%
Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation 3.0%
Element Financial Corporation 3.0%
Bank of Montreal 2.9%
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited 2.7%
Royal Bank of Canada 2.6%
Rogers Communications Inc. 2.4%

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