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Press release from Marketwire

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited11:55 EDT Thursday, September 06, 2012TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Sept. 6, 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 August 31, 2012 was $21.19, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 4.2% and 2.5%, respectively. These compare with the 1.9% and -3.6% 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 August 31, 2012 was $15.35, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of -3.3% and -2.1%, respectively.The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of August 31, 2012 were as follows:Energy22.0%Financials21.0%Materials19.6%Consumer Discretionary9.6%Industrials8.5%Information Technology6.0%Health Care4.3%Telecommunication Services3.6%Utilities3.0%Cash & Cash Equivalents1.8%Consumer Staples0.6%The top ten investments which comprised 34.3% of the investment portfolio at market as of August 31, 2012 were as follows:Catamaran Corporation (formerly SXC Health Solutions Corp.)4.3%Franco-Nevada Corporation3.9%Apple Inc.3.9%Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation3.8%Brookfield Canada Office Properties3.7%Dollarama Inc.3.6%Enbridge Inc.3.5%Bank of Montreal2.7%BMTC Group Inc.2.5%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