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Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/05/14 -- 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 April 30, 2014 was $27.07, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 6.0% and 23.1%, respectively. These compare with the 8.6% and 21.3% 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 April 30, 2014 was $18.31, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month share price returns, with dividends reinvested, of 0.2% and 20.2%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of April 30, 2014 were as follows:

    Energy                                                             23.5%
    Financials                                                         21.9%
    Consumer Discretionary                                             16.5%
    Industrials                                                        14.1%
    Materials                                                          11.8%
    Information Technology                                              6.0%
    Telecommunication Services                                          3.1%
    Consumer Staples                                                    1.2%
    Utilities                                                           1.1%
    Health Care                                                         0.7%
    Cash & Cash Equivalents                                             0.1%

The top ten investments which comprised 28.9% of the investment portfolio at market as of April 30, 2014 were as follows:

    Dollarama Inc.                                                      4.6%
    Enbridge Inc.                                                       3.7%
    Canadian Pacific Railway Limited                                    3.1%
    Bank of Montreal                                                    2.9%
    Element Financial Corporation                                       2.6%
    Methanex Corporation                                                2.6%
    Royal Bank of Canada                                                2.5%
    Brookfield Canada Office Properties                                 2.3%
    Stantec Inc.                                                        2.3%
    Home Capital Group Inc.                                             2.3%

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