Canadian General Investments, Limited
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Canadian General Investments, Limited

March 05, 2007 10:28 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(CCNMatthews - March 5, 2007) - 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 February 28, 2007 was $32.02, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 2.4% and 22.0%, respectively. This compares with the 1.4% and 14.4% 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 February 28 was $26.60, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns with dividends reinvested of -2.7% and 6.0%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of February 28, 2007 were as follows:



Financials 26.2%
Materials 22.8%
Energy 21.4%
Industrials 9.4%
Consumer Discretionary 6.6%
Information Technology 3.8%
Telecommunication Services 3.5%
Consumer Staples 2.7%
Utilities 1.4%
Health Care 1.1%
Cash & Cash Equivalents 1.1%


The top ten investments, which comprised 20.0% of the investment portfolio at market, excluding non-convertible preferred shares, as of February 28, 2007 were as follows:



Cameco Corporation 2.5%
Rogers Communications Inc. 2.4%
TSX Group Inc. 2.2%
BPO Properties Ltd. 2.2%
HudBay Minerals Inc. 2.1%
Research In Motion Limited 1.9%
Caldwell New York Limited Partnership 1.8%
BMTC Group Inc. 1.7%
Denison Mines Corporation 1.6%
Russel Metals Inc. 1.6%


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 3.2% of its investment portfolio at February 28, 2007.

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