Canadian General Investments, Limited
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Canadian General Investments, Limited

February 06, 2006 10:05 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 6, 2006) - 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 January 31, 2006 was $27.89, resulting in a year-to-date NAV return, with dividends reinvested, of 9.9%. This compares with the 6.1% return of the benchmark S&P/TSX Composite Index on a total return basis for the same period.

The closing price for CGI's common shares at January 31 was $25.70, resulting in a one-year market return with dividends reinvested of 79.0%. The benchmark posted 32.2% for the same period.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of January 31, 2006 were as follows:



Financials 26.4%
Energy 26.0%
Materials 15.0%
Industrials 8.2%
Consumer Discretionary 6.3%
Telecommunication Services 5.3%
Consumer Staples 3.8%
Information Technology 3.8%
Preferred Shares 2.0%
Other 3.2%


The top ten investments, which comprised 21.4% of the investment portfolio at market, excluding cash and non-convertible preferred shares, as of January 31, 2006 were as follows:



Cameco Corporation 3.7%
TSX Group Inc. 3.0%
Rogers Communications Inc., B NV 2.8%
Falconbridge Limited, LV 2.2%
Home Capital Group Inc. 1.7%
Shell Canada Limited 1.6%
Shore Gold Inc. 1.6%
Russel Metals Inc. 1.6%
BMTC Group Inc., A SV 1.6%
First Capital Realty Inc. 1.6%


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