Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

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TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Aug. 2, 2012) - Canadian General Investments, Limited (CGI) (CGI.TO)(CGI-PB.TO)(CGI-PC.TO)(CGI.L) reports on an unaudited basis that its net asset value per share (NAV) at July 31, 2012 was $20.96, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 3.1% and -2.5%, respectively. These compare with the -0.7% and -7.2% 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 July 31, 2012 was $15.09, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of -5.0% and -8.4%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of July 31, 2012 were as follows:

Energy 21.9%

Financials 20.7%

Materials 19.4%

Consumer Discretionary 10.5%

Industrials 8.7%

Information Technology 5.4%

Health Care 4.4%

Telecommunication Services 3.6%

Utilities 3.1%

Cash & Cash Equivalents 1.7%

Consumer Staples 0.6%

The top ten investments which comprised 35.3% of the investment portfolio at market as of July 31, 2012 were as follows:

Catamaran Corporation (formerly SXC Health Solutions Corp.) 4.3%

Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation 4.2%

Dollarama Inc.     3.9%

Franco-Nevada Corporation 3.8%

Enbridge Inc.     3.8%

Brookfield Canada Office Properties 3.7%

Apple Inc.     3.6%

BMTC Group Inc.     2.9%

Bank of Montreal 2.7%

Rogers Communications Inc.     2.4%

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

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