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Press release from Marketwire

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited16:03 EST Wednesday, December 05, 2012TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Dec. 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 November 30, 2012 was $21.73, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 7.2% and 6.4%, respectively. These compare with the 5.1% and 3.4% 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 November 30, 2012 was $15.12, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of -4.4% and 1.8%, respectively.The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of November 30, 2012 were as follows:Materials21.5%Financials20.7%Energy20.4%Consumer Discretionary9.6%Industrials8.4%Information Technology5.0%Health Care4.8%Telecommunication Services3.8%Utilities2.9%Cash & Cash Equivalents2.6%Consumer Staples0.7%The top ten investments which comprised 34.1% of the investment portfolio at market as of November 30, 2012 were as follows:Catamaran Corporation4.8%Franco-Nevada Corporation4.2%Dollarama Inc.3.8%Brookfield Canada Office Properties3.8%Enbridge Inc.3.6%Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation3.3%Bank of Montreal2.7%Apple Inc.2.7%Canadian Cash2.6%Rogers Communications Inc.2.6%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