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Canadian General Investments: Investment Update -Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwired - Mar 3, 2016) - Canadian General Investments, Limited (CGI) (CGI.L) (CGI-PC.TO) (TSX:CGI.PR.D) (CGI.L) reports on an unaudited basis that its net asset value per share (NAV) at February 29, 2016 was $22.29, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of -7.9% and -18.6%, respectively. These compare with the -0.7% and -12.9% 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 February 29, 2016 was $16.40, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month share price returns, with dividends reinvested, of -11.7% and -11.8%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of February 29, 2016 were as follows:

Financials 20.6 %
Consumer Discretionary 18.9 %
Materials 12.5 %
Industrials 12.3 %
Energy 11.3 %
Cash & Cash Equivalents 10.4 %
Information Technology 6.4 %
Telecommunication Services 3.4 %
Consumer Staples 2.4 %
Health Care 1.5 %
Utilities 1.1 %

The top ten investments which comprised 40.6% of the investment portfolio at market as of February 29, 2016 were as follows:

Cash 10.4 %
Dollarama Inc. 5.2 %
Franco-Nevada Corporation 4.1 %
Bank of Montreal 3.3 %
CCL Industries Inc. 3.2 %
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited 3.1 %
Open Text Corporation 3.0 %
AutoZone, Inc. 2.9 %
Royal Bank of Canada 2.7 %
Brookfield Canada Office Properties 2.7 %