Canadian General Investments, Limited

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Canadian General Investments, Limited

March 05, 2014 16:21 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update - Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwired - March 5, 2014) - 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 February 28, 2014 was $26.54, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 3.9% and 21.1%, respectively. These compare with the 4.8% and 14.3% 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 February 28, 2014 was $17.88, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month share price returns, with dividends reinvested, of -2.2% and 17.4%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of February 28, 2014 were as follows:

Financials 21.4%
Energy 19.7%
Consumer Discretionary 16.6%
Materials 13.6%
Industrials 13.0%
Information Technology 6.1%
Telecommunication Services 3.4%
Health Care 2.9%
Consumer Staples 1.5%
Utilities 1.3%
Cash & Cash Equivalents 0.9%

The top ten investments which comprised 29.7% of the investment portfolio at market as of February 28, 2014 were as follows:

Dollarama Inc. 4.4%
Enbridge Inc. 3.3%
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited 3.2%
Methanex Corporation 3.0%
Element Financial Corporation 2.9%
Catamaran Corporation 2.9%
Bank of Montreal 2.8%
Royal Bank of Canada 2.5%
Stantec Inc. 2.4%
Brookfield Canada Office Properties 2.3%

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