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Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - April 4, 2012) - 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 March 31, 2012 was $22.49, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 10.3% and -5.7%, respectively. These compare with the 4.4% and -9.8% 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 March 31, 2012 was $16.92, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of 6.1% and -10.0%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of March 31, 2012 were as follows:



Energy 24.3%
Materials 21.7%
Financials 19.4%
Consumer Discretionary 9.6%
Industrials 9.0%
Information Technology 9.0%
Telecommunication Services 3.3%
Utilities 2.8%
Cash & Cash Equivalents 0.7%
Consumer Staples 0.6%



The top ten investments which comprised 31.6% of the investment portfolio at market as of March 31, 2012 were as follows:



Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation 4.4
SXC Health Solutions Corp. 3.6
Apple Inc. 3.4
Enbridge Inc. 3.4
Franco-Nevada Corporation 3.2
Brookfield Canada Office Properties 3.0
BMTC Group Inc. 2.9
Dollarama Inc. 2.7
Bank of Montreal 2.6
Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. 2.4


 

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