Canadian General Investments, Limited
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Canadian General Investments, Limited

April 04, 2007 11:50 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(CCNMatthews - April 4, 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 March 30, 2007 was $32.67, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 4.5% and 19.1%, respectively. This compares with the 2.6% and 11.4% 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 March 30 was $27.34, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns with dividends reinvested of 0.0% and 3.7%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of March 30, 2007 were as follows:



Financials 27.0%
Materials 24.0%
Energy 20.8%
Industrials 9.0%
Consumer Discretionary 6.7%
Information Technology 3.7%
Telecommunication Services 3.6%
Consumer Staples 2.0%
Utilities 1.5%
Health Care 1.2%
Cash & Cash Equivalents 0.5%


The top ten investments, which comprised 19.3% of the investment portfolio at market, excluding non-convertible preferred shares, as of March 30, 2007 were as follows:



Cameco Corporation 2.5%
Rogers Communications Inc. 2.3%
BPO Properties Ltd. 2.2%
TSX Group Inc. 2.0%
Caldwell New York Limited Partnership 1.9%
HudBay Minerals Inc. 1.8%
Research In Motion Limited 1.8%
BMTC Group Inc. 1.6%
Russel Metals Inc. 1.6%
Denison Mines Corporation 1.6%


Note 1: CGI's investment in the NYSE Group, Inc. through its holdings in Caldwell New York Limited Partnership and Caldwell New York LP IV represented 3.4% of its investment portfolio at March 30, 2007.

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