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

Canadian General Investments, Limited

April 03, 2009 14:53 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - April 3, 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 March 31, 2009 was $13.06, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of -5.8% and -51.9%, respectively. These compare with the -2.0% and -32.4% 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, 2009 was $10.50, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of 15.9% and -52.1%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of March 31, 2009 were as follows:



Energy 19.2%
Materials 16.7%
Cash & Cash Equivalents 15.7%
Financials 15.2%
Industrials 9.2%
Consumer Discretionary 6.9%
Telecommunication Services 5.9%
Consumer Staples 4.1%
Utilities 2.8%
Information Technology 2.7%


The top ten investments which comprised 41.9% of the investment portfolio at market as of March 31, 2009 were as follows:



Canadian Treasury Bills 15.3%
BMTC Group Inc. 3.5%
Franco-Nevada Corporation 3.4%
Enbridge Inc. 3.2%
Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited 3.0%
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated 2.8%
Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Income Fund 2.7%
TransCanada Corporation 2.7%
Rogers Communications Inc. 2.7%
Royal Bank of Canada 2.6%


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