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Canadian General Investments, Limited Declares a Special Year-End Capital Gains Dividend

Monday, December 10, 2012

Canadian General Investments, Limited Declares a Special Year-End Capital Gains Dividend12:01 EST Monday, December 10, 2012TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Dec. 10, 2012) - Canadian General Investments, Limited (TSX:CGI)(TSX:CGI.PR.B)(TSX:CGI.PR.C)(LSE:CGI) today declared a special cash capital gains dividend of $0.52 per common share. This dividend is payable on December 28, 2012 to shareholders of record on December 24, 2012.Including the quarterly income dividends of $0.06 per common share, total cash dividend payments of $0.76 per common share in 2012 represent a yield to investors of 5.0% based on the December 7, 2012 closing market price of $15.15.Canadian General Investments, Limited, established in 1930, is one of Canada's largest closed-end investment companies with total portfolio assets in excess of $600 million as at December 7, 2012.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Contact Information: Canadian General Investments, LimitedJonathan A. MorganPresident & CEO(416) 366-2931(416) 366-2729 (FAX)cgifund@mmainvestments.comwww.mmainvestments.com