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Canadian General Investments: Investment Update - Unaudited

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TORONTO, Canada, Aug. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canadian General Investments, Limited (CGI) (TSX:CGI) (TSX:CGI) (LSE:CGI) reports on an unaudited basis that its net asset value per share (NAV) at July 31, 2018 was $35.72, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 9.0% and 24.7%, respectively.  These compare with the 3.1% and 11.7% 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 July 31, 2018 was $25.00, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month share price returns, with dividends reinvested, of 7.0% and 22.0%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of July 31, 2018 were as follows:

Materials 20.2%
Information Technology 18.3%
Consumer Discretionary 18.1%
Industrials 13.9%
Energy 10.7%
Financials 10.5%
Telecommunication Services 3.0%
Health Care 2.8%
Real Estate 1.1%
Utilities 0.7%
Cash & Cash Equivalents 0.5%
Consumer Staples 0.2%

The top ten investments which comprised 37.3% of the investment portfolio at market as of July 31, 2018 were as follows:

NVIDIA Corporation 4.8%
Amazon.com, Inc. 4.5%
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. 4.1%
Dollarama Inc. 3.8%
Shopify Inc. 3.8%
Canada Goose Holdings Inc.  3.4%
Franco-Nevada Corporation 3.4%
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited 3.3%
Bank of Montreal 3.2%
Air Canada 3.0%

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Canadian General Investments, Limited
Jonathan A. Morgan
President and CEO
Phone: (416) 366-2931
Fax: (416) 366-2729
e-mail: cgifund@mmainvestments.com
website: www.canadiangeneralinvestments.ca

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