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Canadian General Investments: Investment Update - Unaudited

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/04/14 -- Canadian General Investments, Limited (TSX:CGI) (TSX:CGI.PR.C) (TSX:CGI.PR.D) (LSE:CGI) (CGI) reports on an unaudited basis that its net asset value per share (NAV) at August 31, 2014 was $29.20, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 15.3% and 35.9%, respectively. These compare with the 16.9% and 27.1% 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 August 31, 2014 was $20.50, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month share price returns, with dividends reinvested, of 13.6% and 42.4%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of August 31, 2014 were as follows:

Financials                 23.1%
Energy                     23.1%
Industrials                15.1%
Consumer Discretionary     14.4%
Materials                  12.1%
Information Technology      5.4%
Telecommunication Services  2.9%
Cash & Cash Equivalents     1.1%
Consumer Staples            1.0%
Utilities                   1.0%
Health Care                 0.8%

The top ten investments which comprised 29.8% of the investment portfolio at market as of August 31, 2014 were as follows:

Dollarama Inc.                      4.4%
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited    3.7%
Enbridge Inc.                       3.6%
Bank of Montreal                    3.0%
Element Financial Corporation       2.6%
Methanex Corporation                2.6%
Royal Bank of Canada                2.6%
Home Capital Group Inc.             2.5%
Stantec Inc.                        2.4%
Raging River Exploration Inc.       2.4%

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