Canadian General Investments, Limited
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Canadian General Investments, Limited

October 05, 2005 13:23 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 5, 2005) - Canadian General Investments, Limited (CGI) (TSX:CGI)(TSX:CGI.PR.A)(TSX:CGI.PR.B)(TSX:CGI.WT)(LSE:CGI)(LSE:CGIW) reports on an unaudited basis that its diluted net asset value per share (NAV) at September 30, 2005 was $25.35, resulting in a year-to-date NAV return, with dividends reinvested, of 23.4%. This compares with the 19.1% return of the benchmark S&P/TSX Composite Total Return Index for the same period.

The closing price for CGI's common shares at September 30 was $22.33, resulting in a year-to-date market return with dividends reinvested of 46.1%.

For the 12 months ended September 30, 2005, CGI's NAV and market returns were 42.2% and 74.7%, respectively. The benchmark posted 27.0% for the same period.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of September 30, 2005 were as follows:



Energy 29.5%
Financials 22.2%
Materials 13.1%
Consumer Discretionary 9.2%
Industrials 8.2%
Consumer Staples 5.2%
Telecommunication Services 3.9%
Preferred Shares 3.0%
Utilities 2.5%
Other 3.2%


The top ten investments, which comprised 20.7% of the investment portfolio at market, excluding cash and non-convertible preferred shares, as of September 30, 2005 were as follows:



Cameco Corporation 3.1%
Rogers Communications Inc. 2.9%
TSX Group Inc. 2.3%
TELUS Corporation 2.1%
Enbridge Inc. 1.9%
Home Capital Group Inc. 1.8%
Falconbridge Limited 1.7%
Husky Energy Inc. 1.7%
National Bank of Canada 1.6%
Shore Gold Inc. 1.6%



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