Canadian General Investments, Limited
TSX : CGI.PR.A
TSX : CGI.WT
TSX : CGI
TSX : CGI.PR.B
LSE : CGI
LSE : CGIW

Canadian General Investments, Limited

November 02, 2005 15:41 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update - Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 2, 2005) - Canadian General Investments, Limited (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 October 31, 2005 was $23.47, resulting in a year-to-date NAV return, with dividends reinvested, of 14.2%. This compares with the 13.8% return of the benchmark S&P/TSX Composite Total Return Index for the same period.

The closing price for CGI's common shares at October 31 was $19.57, resulting in a year-to-date market return with dividends reinvested of 28.0%.

For the 12 months ended October 31, 2005, CGI's NAV and market returns were 31.2% and 48.1%, respectively. The benchmark posted 19.1% for the same period.

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



Energy 27.3%
Financials 24.0%
Materials 13.9%
Consumer Discretionary 9.3%
Industrials 8.5%
Consumer Staples 4.8%
Telecommunication Services 4.0%
Utilities 2.9%
Preferred Shares 2.6%
Other 2.7%


The top ten investments, which comprised 21.3% of the investment portfolio at market, excluding cash and non-convertible preferred shares, as of October 31, 2005 were as follows:



Rogers Communications Inc. 3.2%
Cameco Corporation 3.1%
TSX Group Inc. 2.4%
TELUS Corporation 2.1%
Enbridge Inc. 1.9%
Falconbridge Limited 1.9%
Home Capital Group Inc. 1.8%
National Bank of Canada 1.7%
Corby Distilleries Limited 1.6%
Shore Gold Inc. 1.6%



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