Canadian General Investments, Limited
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Canadian General Investments, Limited

September 05, 2013 16:59 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update - Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwired - Sept. 5, 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 August 31, 2013 was $22.28, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 2.7% and 9.2%, respectively. These compare with the 3.9% and 9.3% 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 August 31, 2013 was $15.15, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of -2.7% and 4.1%, respectively.

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

Financials 22.1%
Energy 20.3%
Materials 14.2%
Consumer Discretionary 13.8%
Industrials 10.7%
Health Care 5.1%
Information Technology 4.6%
Telecommunication Services 3.6%
Utilities 2.8%
Consumer Staples 1.5%
Cash & Cash Equivalents 1.3%

The top ten investments which comprised 32.6% of the investment portfolio at market as of August 31, 2013 were as follows:

Catamaran Corporation 5.1%
Dollarama Inc. 4.4%
Enbridge Inc. 3.8%
Brookfield Canada Office Properties 3.1%
Bank of Montreal 3.0%
Element Financial Corporation 2.8%
Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation 2.8%
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited 2.6%
Royal Bank of Canada 2.6%
Rogers Communications Inc. 2.4%

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