December 05, 2012 at 16:03 PM EST
Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/05/12 -- 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 November 30, 2012 was $21.73, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 7.2% and 6.4%, respectively. These compare with the 5.1% and 3.4% 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 November 30, 2012 was $15.12, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of -4.4% and 1.8%, respectively.

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


Materials                                                              21.5%
Financials                                                             20.7%
Energy                                                                 20.4%
Consumer Discretionary                                                  9.6%
Industrials                                                             8.4%
Information Technology                                                  5.0%
Health Care                                                             4.8%
Telecommunication Services                                              3.8%
Utilities                                                               2.9%
Cash & Cash Equivalents                                                 2.6%
Consumer Staples                                                        0.7%

The top ten investments which comprised 34.1% of the investment portfolio at market as of November 30, 2012 were as follows:


Catamaran Corporation                                                   4.8%
Franco-Nevada Corporation                                               4.2%
Dollarama Inc.                                                          3.8%
Brookfield Canada Office Properties                                     3.8%
Enbridge Inc.                                                           3.6%
Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation                                   3.3%
Bank of Montreal                                                        2.7%
Apple Inc.                                                              2.7%
Canadian Cash                                                           2.6%
Rogers Communications Inc.                                              2.6%

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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