Canadian General Investments, Limited
TSX : CGI
TSX : CGI.PR.B
LSE : CGI
TSX : CGI.PR.C

Canadian General Investments, Limited

March 04, 2009 16:22 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - March 4, 2009) - 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 February 28, 2009 was $12.89, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of -7.5% and -55.6%, respectively. These compare with the -9.1% and -38.2% 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, 2009 was $9.16, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of 0.4% and -61.9%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of February 28, 2009 were as follows:



Cash & Cash Equivalents 25.3%
Energy 15.7%
Materials 15.5%
Financials 11.2%
Industrials 8.8%
Consumer Discretionary 7.7%
Telecommunication Services 6.4%
Consumer Staples 4.1%
Utilities 3.1%
Information Technology 2.2%


The top ten investments which comprised 49.6% of the investment portfolio at market as of February 28, 2009 were as follows:



Canadian Treasury Bills 15.3%
Canadian Cash 10.0%
BMTC Group Inc. 3.6%
Franco-Nevada Corporation 3.4%
Enbridge Inc. 3.4%
TransCanada Corporation 3.2%
Rogers Communications Inc. 3.1%
Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited 2.7%
Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Income Fund 2.5%
BPO Properties Ltd. 2.4%


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