Canadian General Investments, Limited

Canadian General Investments, Limited

September 06, 2007 10:11 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Sept. 6, 2007) - Canadian General Investments, Limited (CGI)(TSX:CGI)(TSX:CGI.PR.A)(TSX:CGI.PR.B)(TSX:CGI.PR.C)(LSE:CGI) reports on an unaudited basis that its net asset value per share (NAV) at August 31, 2007 was $31.80, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 2.1% and 18.8%, respectively. CGI's returns compare with the 7.5% and 16.0% 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 August 31 was $27.40, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of 0.7% and 8.1%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of August 31, 2007 were as follows:

Financials 24.3%
Energy 21.6%
Materials 19.2%
Industrials 10.7%
Consumer Discretionary 7.9%
Information Technology 4.9%
Telecommunication Services 4.5%
Consumer Staples 2.7%
Cash & Cash Equivalents 1.6%
Utilities 1.5%
Health Care 1.1%

The top ten investments, which comprised 20.9% of the investment portfolio at market, excluding non-convertible preferred shares, as of August 31, 2007 were as follows:

Research In Motion Limited 3.1%
Rogers Communications Inc. 3.0%
Cameco Corporation 2.3%
BPO Properties Ltd. 2.2%
TSX Group Inc. 1.9%
BMTC Group Inc. 1.9%
Russel Metals Inc. 1.7%
Algoma Central Corporation 1.7%
HudBay Minerals Inc. 1.6%
Canadian Western Bank 1.5%

Note 1: CGI's investment in NYSE Euronext, Inc. through its holdings in Caldwell New York Limited Partnership and Caldwell New York LP IV represented 2.5% of its investment portfolio at August 31, 2007.

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