TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Sept. 6, 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 August 31, 2012 was $21.19, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 4.2% and 2.5%, respectively. These compare with the 1.9% and -3.6% 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, 2012 was $15.35, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of -3.3% and -2.1%, respectively.
The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of August 31, 2012 were as follows:
|Cash & Cash Equivalents||1.8%|
The top ten investments which comprised 34.3% of the investment portfolio at market as of August 31, 2012 were as follows:
|Catamaran Corporation (formerly SXC Health Solutions Corp.)||4.3%|
|Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation||3.8%|
|Brookfield Canada Office Properties||3.7%|
|Bank of Montreal||2.7%|
|BMTC Group Inc.||2.5%|
|Rogers Communications Inc.||2.4%|
Jonathan A. Morgan
President and CEO