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Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited16:32 EDT Thursday, August 02, 2012TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Aug. 2, 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 July 31, 2012 was $20.96, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 3.1% and -2.5%, respectively. These compare with the -0.7% and -7.2% 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, 2012 was $15.09, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of -5.0% and -8.4%, respectively.The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of July 31, 2012 were as follows:Energy21.9%Financials20.7%Materials19.4%Consumer Discretionary10.5%Industrials8.7%Information Technology5.4%Health Care4.4%Telecommunication Services3.6%Utilities3.1%Cash & Cash Equivalents1.7%Consumer Staples0.6%The top ten investments which comprised 35.3% of the investment portfolio at market as of July 31, 2012 were as follows:Catamaran Corporation (formerly SXC Health Solutions Corp.)4.3%Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation4.2%Dollarama Inc.3.9%Franco-Nevada Corporation3.8%Enbridge Inc.3.8%Brookfield Canada Office Properties3.7%Apple Inc.3.6%BMTC Group Inc.2.9%Bank of Montreal2.7%Rogers Communications Inc.2.4%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