Canadian General Investments, Limited
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Canadian General Investments, Limited

December 05, 2006 18:23 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update- Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 5, 2006) - Canadian General Investments, Limited (CGI) (TSX:CGI) (TSX:CGI.PR.A) (TSX:CGI.PR.B) (TSX:CGI.PR.C) (TSX:CGI.WT) (LSE:CGI) (LSE:CGIW) reports on an unaudited basis that its diluted net asset value per share (NAV) at November 30, 2006 was $31.78, resulting in year-to-date and 12 month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 26.3% and 36.3%, respectively. This compares with the 15.5% and 20.6% returns of the benchmark S&P/TSX Composite Index on a total return basis for the same periods.

The closing price for CGI's common shares at November 30 was $26.88, resulting in year-to-date and 12 month market returns with dividends reinvested of 16.9% and 27.6%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of November 30, 2006 were as follows:



Financials 27.5%
Materials 21.4%
Energy 20.4%
Industrials 9.4%
Consumer Discretionary 5.3%
Information Technology 4.3%
Telecommunication Services 3.8%
Consumer Staples 3.1%
Health Care 1.7%
Cash & Cash Equivalents 1.7%
Utilities 1.4%


The top ten investments, which comprised 20.9% of the investment portfolio at market, excluding non-convertible preferred shares, as of November 30, 2006 were as follows:



Rogers Communications Inc. 2.6%
Cameco Corporation 2.6%
BPO Properties Ltd. 2.4%
TSX Group Inc. 2.3%
HudBay Minerals Inc. 2.2%
Caldwell New York Limited Partnership(1) 2.0%
Research In Motion Limited 2.0%
Russel Metals Inc. 1.7%
First Capital Realty Inc. 1.6%
Canadian Western Bank 1.5%

Note (1): CGI's investment in the New York Stock Exchange through its
holdings in Caldwell New York Limited Partnership and Caldwell
New York LP IV represented 3.5% of its investment portfolio at
November 30, 2006.



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