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Canadian General Investments: Investment Update - Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/05/14 -- Canadian General Investments, Limited (CGI) (TSX:CGI)(TSX:CGI.PR.C)(TSX:CGI.PR.D)(LSE:CGI) reports on an unaudited basis that its net asset value per share (NAV) at February 28, 2014 was $26.54, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 3.9% and 21.1%, respectively. These compare with the 4.8% and 14.3% 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 February 28, 2014 was $17.88, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month share price returns, with dividends reinvested, of -2.2% and 17.4%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of February 28, 2014 were as follows:


Financials                                   21.4%
Energy                                       19.7%
Consumer Discretionary                       16.6%
Materials                                    13.6%
Industrials                                  13.0%
Information Technology                        6.1%
Telecommunication Services                    3.4%
Health Care                                   2.9%
Consumer Staples                              1.5%
Utilities                                     1.3%
Cash & Cash Equivalents                       0.9%

The top ten investments which comprised 29.7% of the investment portfolio at market as of February 28, 2014 were as follows:


Dollarama Inc.                                          4.4%
Enbridge Inc.                                           3.3%
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited                        3.2%
Methanex Corporation                                    3.0%
Element Financial Corporation                           2.9%
Catamaran Corporation                                   2.9%
Bank of Montreal                                        2.8%
Royal Bank of Canada                                    2.5%
Stantec Inc.                                            2.4%
Brookfield Canada Office Properties                     2.3%

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