Canadian General Investments, Limited
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Canadian General Investments, Limited

April 05, 2016 16:41 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update - Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwired - April 5, 2016) - Canadian General Investments, Limited (TSX:CGI)(TSX:CGI.PR.C)(TSX:CGI.PR.D)(LSE:CGI)(CGI) reports on an unaudited basis that its net asset value per share (NAV) at March 31, 2016 was $23.94, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of -1.1% and -12.1%, respectively. These compare with the 4.5% and -6.6% 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 March 31, 2016 was $17.95, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month share price returns, with dividends reinvested, of -3.3% and -9.6%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of March 31, 2016 were as follows:

Financials 20.8%
Consumer Discretionary 20.1%
Materials 16.3%
Energy 13.8%
Industrials 12.8%
Information Technology 6.3%
Telecommunication Services 3.5%
Cash & Cash Equivalents 2.3%
Consumer Staples 2.2%
Utilities 1.1%
Health Care 0.8%

The top ten investments which comprised 33.8% of the investment portfolio at market as of March 31, 2016 were as follows:

Dollarama Inc. 5.8%
Franco-Nevada Corporation 3.9%
CCL Industries Inc. 3.6%
Bank of Montreal 3.4%
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited 3.1%
Open Text Corporation 2.9%
Royal Bank of Canada 2.8%
Gildan Activewear Inc. 2.8%
Brookfield Canada Office Properties 2.8%
AutoZone, Inc. 2.7%

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