Canadian General Investments, Limited
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Canadian General Investments, Limited

September 06, 2005 14:14 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 6, 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 August 31, 2005 was $24.53, resulting in a year-to-date NAV return, with dividends reinvested, of 19.4%. This compares with the 16.7% 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 August 31, with dividends reinvested, was 40.0%.

For the 12 months ended August 31, 2005, CGI's NAV and market returns were 48.2% and 78.0%, respectively. The benchmark posted 29.7% for the same period.

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



Energy 28.9%
Financials 22.9%
Materials 11.9%
Consumer Discretionary 10.1%
Industrials 8.2%
Consumer Staples 5.7%
Telecommunication Services 3.3%
Preferred Shares 3.1%
Utilities 2.4%
Other 3.5%


The top ten investments, which comprised 20.4% of the investment portfolio at market, excluding cash and non-convertible preferred shares, as of August 31, 2005 were as follows:



Cameco Corporation 3.1%
Rogers Communications Inc. 2.9%
TSX Group Inc. 2.2%
TELUS Corporation 2.0%
Home Capital Group Inc. 1.8%
Enbridge Inc. 1.8%
Husky Energy Inc. 1.7%
Western Oil Sands Inc. 1.7%
Falconbridge Limited 1.6%
National Bank of Canada 1.6%



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