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Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

Friday, January 04, 2013

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited16:21 EST Friday, January 04, 2013TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Jan. 4, 2013) - 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 December 31, 2012 was $21.87, resulting in a one-year NAV return, with dividends reinvested, of 10.8%. This compares with the 7.2% return of the benchmark S&P/TSX Composite Index on a total return basis for the same period.The closing price for CGI's common shares at December 31, 2012 was $15.75, resulting in an annual market return, with dividends reinvested, of 3.4%.The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of December 31, 2012 were as follows:Materials22.3%Financials21.3%Energy21.1%Consumer Discretionary9.0%Industrials8.7%Information Technology4.8%Health Care4.2%Telecommunication Services3.9%Utilities3.1%Cash & Cash Equivalents0.9%Consumer Staples0.7%The top ten investments which comprised 33.8% of the investment portfolio at market as of December 31, 2012 were as follows:Franco-Nevada Corporation4.3%Catamaran Corporation4.2%Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation3.8%Enbridge Inc.3.8%Brookfield Canada Office Properties3.7%Dollarama Inc.3.6%Bank of Montreal2.8%Rogers Communications Inc.2.7%Apple Inc.2.5%Royal Bank of Canada2.4%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