Canadian General Investments, Limited
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Canadian General Investments, Limited

August 05, 2005 15:34 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 5, 2005) - Canadian General Investments, Limited (CGI)(TSX:CGI)(TSX:CGI.PR.A)(TSX:CGI.WT)(TSX:CGI.PR.B)(LSE:CGI)(LSE:CGIW) reports on an unaudited basis that its diluted net asset value per share (NAV) at July 31, 2005 was $23.83, resulting in a year-to-date NAV return, with dividends reinvested, of 15.7%. This compares with the 13.8% return of the benchmark S&P/TSX Composite Total Return Index for the same period. The year-to-date market return for CGI's common shares to July 31, with dividends reinvested, was 37.3%.

For the 12 months ended July 31, 2005, CGI's NAV and market returns were 42.5% and 71.9%, respectively. The benchmark posted 25.5% for the same period.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of July 31, 2005 were as follows:



Energy 28.1%
Financials 23.3%
Materials 10.9%
Consumer Discretionary 9.8%
Industrials 9.1%
Consumer Staples 5.9%
Preferred Shares 3.5%
Telecommunication Services 3.3%
Information Technology 2.5%
Other 3.6%


The top ten investments, which comprised 20.5% of the investment portfolio at market, excluding cash and non-convertible preferred shares, as of July 31, 2005 were as follows:



Cameco Corporation 3.1%
Rogers Communications Inc. 3.0%
TSX Group Inc. 2.2%
TELUS Corporation 2.0%
Home Capital Group Inc. 2.0%
Enbridge Inc. 1.9%
Western Oil Sands Inc. 1.7%
National Bank of Canada 1.6%
Corby Distilleries Limited 1.5%
Husky Energy Inc. 1.5%




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