Canadian General Investments, Limited
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Canadian General Investments, Limited

April 06, 2006 10:58 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(CCNMatthews - April 6, 2006) - Canadian General Investments, Limited (CGI) reports on an unaudited basis that its diluted net asset value per share (NAV) at March 31, 2006 was $28.79, resulting in a year-to-date NAV return, with dividends reinvested, of 13.7%. This compares with the 8.0% 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 March 31 was $27.80, resulting in a 12 month market return with dividends reinvested of 72.8%. The benchmark posted 28.4% for the same period.

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



Financials 30.5%
Energy 21.9%
Materials 16.7%
Industrials 8.9%
Consumer Discretionary 5.6%
Information Technology 4.2%
Consumer Staples 3.6%
Telecommunication Services 3.2%
Health Care 1.8%
Preferred Shares 1.8%
Other 1.8%

The top ten investments, which comprised 19.1% of the investment
portfolio at market, excluding non-convertible preferred shares, as
of March 31, 2006 were as follows:

TSX Group Inc. 2.6%
Cameco Corporation 2.6%
Falconbridge Limited 2.1%
Rogers Communications Inc. 2.0%
Research in Motion 1.8%
Home Capital Group Inc. 1.8%
Caldwell New York Limited Partnership(i) 1.6%
BMTC Group Inc. 1.6%
Corby Distilleries Limited 1.5%
First Capital Realty Inc. 1.5%


(i) CGI's investment in the New York Stock Exchange, both directly and indirectly through its holdings in Caldwell New York Limited Partnership and Caldwell New York LP IV represented 3.3% of its investment portfolio at March 31, 2006.

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