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Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

Monday, November 05, 2012

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited15:49 EST Monday, November 05, 2012TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Nov. 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 October 31, 2012 was $22.20, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 9.5% and 10.7%, respectively. These compare with the 6.5% and 4.5% 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 October 31, 2012 was $15.60, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of -1.4% and 3.6%, respectively.The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of October 31, 2012 were as follows:Materials22.0%Energy21.7%Financials20.2%Consumer Discretionary9.4%Industrials8.7%Information Technology5.6%Health Care4.6%Telecommunication Services3.7%Utilities2.9%Cash & Cash Equivalents0.8%Consumer Staples0.6%The top ten investments which comprised 34.5% of the investment portfolio at market as of October 31, 2012 were as follows:Catamaran Corporation4.6%Franco-Nevada Corporation4.3%Dollarama Inc.3.8%Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation3.7%Brookfield Canada Office Properties3.7%Enbridge Inc.3.5%Apple Inc.3.4%Bank of Montreal2.6%Rogers Communications Inc.2.6%Royal Bank of Canada2.3%FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Contact Information: Canadian General Investments, LimitedJonathan A. MorganPresident and CEO(416) 366-2931(416) 366-2729 (FAX)cgifund@mmainvestments.comwww.mmainvestments.com