Canadian General Investments, Limited
TSX : CGI
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Canadian General Investments, Limited

October 05, 2010 16:17 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Oct. 5, 2010) - Canadian General Investments, Limited (CGI) (TSX:CGI)(TSX:CGI.PR.B)(TSX:CGI.PR.C)(LSE:CGI) reports on an unaudited basis that its net asset value per share (NAV) at September 30, 2010 was $21.09, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 10.5% and 22.8%, respectively. These compare with the 7.5% and 11.6% 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 September 30, 2010 was $16.51, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of 5.5% and 18.0%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of September 30, 2010 were as follows:

Materials 27.9%
Energy 25.3%
Financials 15.5%
Consumer Discretionary 9.7%
Information Technology 7.2%
Industrials 6.8%
Telecommunication Services 2.3%
Cash & Cash Equivalents 2.3%
Utilities 2.1%
Consumer Staples 1.5%
Health Care 0.4%

The top ten investments which comprised 30.1% of the investment portfolio at market as of September 30, 2010 were as follows:

BMTC Group Inc. 5.1%
Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. 3.8%
Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corp. 3.5%
Brookfield Office Properties Canada 2.9%
SXC Health Solutions Corp. 2.5%
Bank of Montreal 2.5%
Franco-Nevada Corporation 2.5%
Royal Bank of Canada 2.5%
Enbridge Inc. 2.5%
Rogers Communications Inc. 2.3%

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