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Press release from Marketwire

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited17:17 EDT Thursday, July 05, 2012TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - July 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 June 30, 2012 was $20.79, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 2.3% and -5.8%, respectively. These compare with the -1.5% and -10.3% 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 June 30, 2012 was $15.15, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of -4.6% and -11.2%, respectively.The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of June 30, 2012 were as follows:Energy21.5%Financials20.6%Materials19.6%Information Technology10.8%Consumer Discretionary10.7%Industrials8.5%Telecommunication Services3.5%Utilities3.0%Cash & Cash Equivalents1.2%Consumer Staples0.6%The top ten investments which comprised 35.9% of the investment portfolio at market as of June 30, 2012 were as follows:SXC Health Solutions Corp.5.2%Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation4.3%Dollarama Inc.3.9%Enbridge Inc.3.8%Brookfield Canada Office Properties3.6%Franco-Nevada Corporation3.6%Apple Inc.3.6%BMTC Group Inc.2.9%Bank of Montreal2.7%Rogers Communications Inc.2.3%FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Jonathan A. MorganCanadian General Investments, LimitedPresident and CEO(416) 366-2931(416) 366-2729 (FAX)cgifund@mmainvestments.comwww.mmainvestments.com