Canadian General Investments, Limited
TSX : CGI
TSX : CGI.PR.B
LSE : CGI
TSX : CGI.PR.C

Canadian General Investments, Limited

March 03, 2011 10:26 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2011) - 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 February 28, 2011 was $25.03, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 4.1% and 35.0%, respectively. These compare with the 5.5% and 24.8% 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 28, 2011 was $19.86, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of 3.5% and 34.8%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of February 28, 2011 were as follows:

Energy 30.4%
Materials 29.0%
Financials 14.5%
Consumer Discretionary 9.5%
Information Technology 5.9%
Industrials 5.2%
Utilities 2.3%
Telecommunication Services 1.8%
Consumer Staples 1.2%
Cash & Cash Equivalents 0.2%

The top ten investments which comprised 29.4% of the investment portfolio at market as of February 28, 2011 were as follows:

BMTC Group Inc. 4.3%
Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation 4.1%
Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. 3.8%
Brookfield Office Properties Canada 2.6%
Blackpearl Resources Inc. 2.6%
SXC Health Solutions Corp. 2.6%
Bank of Montreal 2.5%
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. 2.4%
Enbridge Inc. 2.3%
Western Coal Corp. 2.2%

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