Canadian General Investments, Limited
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Canadian General Investments, Limited

March 04, 2008 12:15 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - March 4, 2008) - 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 February 29, 2008 was $29.27, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of -8.4% and -3.9%, respectively. These compare with the -1.4% and 6.8% 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 29, 2008 was $24.35, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of -14.0% and -3.2%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of February 29, 2008 were as follows:



Materials 23.5%
Energy 21.4%
Financials 19.4%
Industrials 11.6%
Consumer Discretionary 7.5%
Information Technology 6.7%
Telecommunication Services 4.1%
Consumer Staples 2.8%
Utilities 1.7%
Health Care 0.7%
Cash & Cash Equivalents 0.6%


The top ten investments, which comprised 22.7% of the investment portfolio at market, excluding non-convertible preferred shares, as of February 29, 2008 were as follows:



Research In Motion Limited 3.9%
Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Income Fund 2.6%
Rogers Communications Inc. 2.4%
Cameco Corporation 2.3%
Urbana Corporation 2.2%
BPO Properties Ltd. 2.0%
TSX Group Inc. 1.9%
BMTC Group Inc. 1.8%
Canadian Western Bank 1.8%
Enbridge Inc. 1.8%


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