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Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

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TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Nov. 5, 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 October 31, 2012 was $22.20, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 9.5% and 10.7%, respectively. These compare with the 6.5% and 4.5% 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 October 31, 2012 was $15.60, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of -1.4% and 3.6%, respectively.



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

Materials 22.0%
Energy 21.7%
Financials 20.2%
Consumer Discretionary 9.4%
Industrials 8.7%
Information Technology 5.6%
Health Care 4.6%
Telecommunication Services 3.7%
Utilities 2.9%
Cash & Cash Equivalents 0.8%
Consumer Staples 0.6%

The top ten investments which comprised 34.5% of the investment portfolio at
market as of October 31, 2012 were as follows:

Catamaran Corporation 4.6%
Franco-Nevada Corporation 4.3%
Dollarama Inc. 3.8%
Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation 3.7%
Brookfield Canada Office Properties 3.7%
Enbridge Inc. 3.5%
Apple Inc. 3.4%
Bank of Montreal 2.6%
Rogers Communications Inc. 2.6%
Royal Bank of Canada 2.3%



FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Canadian General Investments, Limited
Jonathan A. Morgan
President and CEO
(416) 366-2931
(416) 366-2729 (FAX)
cgifund@mmainvestments.com
www.mmainvestments.com

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