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Press release from Marketwire

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited11:12 EDT Wednesday, October 03, 2012TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Oct. 3, 2012) - Canadian General Investments, Limited (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 September 30, 2012 was $22.07, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 13.9% and 23.6%, respectively. These compare with the 5.4% and 9.2% 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 September 30, 2012 was $15.47, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of -2.2% and 5.8%, respectively.The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of September 30, 2012 were as follows:Energy22.0% Materials21.3% Financials20.1% Consumer Discretionary9.6% Industrials8.4% Information Technology6.0% Health Care4.7% Telecommunication Services3.5% Utilities2.9% Cash & Cash Equivalents0.9% Consumer Staples0.6% The top ten investments which comprised 34.7% of the investment portfolio at market as of September 30, 2012 were as follows:Catamaran Corporation4.7%Franco-Nevada Corporation4.3%Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation3.8%Apple Inc.3.8%Dollarama Inc.3.8%Brookfield Canada Office Properties3.6%Enbridge Inc.3.4%Bank of Montreal2.6%BMTC Group Inc.2.4%Rogers Communications Inc.2.3%FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Vanessa L. MorganCanadian General Investments, LimitedChairman(416) 366-2931(416) 366-2729 (FAX)cgifund@mmainvestments.comwww.mmainvestments.com