Canadian General Investments, Limited

Canadian General Investments, Limited

June 12, 2009 17:48 ET

Canadian General Investments, Limited Confirms Payment of Common Share Dividend on June 15, 2009

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - June 12, 2009) - Canadian General Investments, Limited (the Company) (TSX:CGI) (TSX:CGI.PR.B) (TSX:CGI.PR.C) (LSE:CGI) confirmed today that the $0.06 per common share dividend declared on May 29, 2009 to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 10, 2009 would be paid as scheduled on June 15, 2009.

Previously, it was not certain whether the Company would be permitted to pay the aforementioned dividend as a result of market conditions and a dividend payment restriction contained in its Class A, Series 2 and Series 3 Preference Share provisions, which preclude payment of a common share dividend unless, after giving effect thereto, the ratio of its Assets to Obligations (both as defined in the Preference Share provisions) exceeds 2.5 times. As at the close of business on June 12, 2009, such ratio was approximately 3.2 times and therefore the common share dividend can be paid as scheduled.

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