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

Canadian General Investments, Limited

May 04, 2009 10:29 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - May 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 April 30, 2009 was $13.80, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of -0.4% and -51.0%, respectively. These compare with the 5.1% and -30.7% 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 April 30, 2009 was $11.27, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of 24.4% and -51.7%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of April 30, 2009 were as follows:



Energy 22.3%
Financials 17.1%
Materials 16.1%
Cash & Cash Equivalents 15.6%
Industrials 9.7%
Information Technology 5.2%
Consumer Discretionary 5.0%
Telecommunication Services 5.0%
Consumer Staples 4.1%
Utilities 2.6%

The top ten investments which comprised 38.9% of the investment portfolio
at market as of April 30, 2009 were as follows:

Canadian Treasury Bills 11.0%
Canadian Cash 4.6%
BMTC Group Inc. 3.4%
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated 3.1%
Franco-Nevada Corporation 3.1%
Enbridge Inc. 2.9%
Royal Bank of Canada 2.8%
Research In Motion Limited 2.8%
Rogers Communications Inc. 2.6%
Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Income Fund 2.6%

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