May 02, 2012 at 15:55 PM EDT
Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/02/12 -- Canadian General Investments, Limited (CGI) (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 April 30, 2012 was $22.57, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 10.7% and -5.0%, respectively. These compare with the 3.8% and -9.4% 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, 2012 was $16.30, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of 2.2% and -11.1%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of April 30, 2012 were as follows:


    Energy                                                            23.2%
    Materials                                                         20.9%
    Financials                                                        19.6%
    Consumer Discretionary                                            10.2%
    Information Technology                                             9.7%
    Industrials                                                        8.8%
    Telecommunication Services                                         3.2%
    Utilities                                                          2.9%
    Cash & Cash Equivalents                                            1.2%
    Consumer Staples                                                   0.6%

The top ten investments which comprised 33.3% of the investment portfolio at market as of April 30, 2012 were as follows:


    Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation                                4.4
    SXC Health Solutions Corp.                                           4.3
    Enbridge Inc.                                                        3.6
    Brookfield Canada Office Properties                                  3.3
    Apple Inc.                                                           3.3
    Franco-Nevada Corporation                                            3.3
    Dollarama Inc.                                                       3.2
    BMTC Group Inc.                                                      3.0
    Bank of Montreal                                                     2.6
    Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp.                                        2.3

Contacts:
Canadian General Investments, Limited
Jonathan A. Morgan
President and CEO
(416) 366-2931
(416) 366-2729 (FAX)
cgifund@mmainvestments.com
www.mmainvestments.com

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